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Holographic lens printing method could allow printing of telescope lenses in space

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a method for printing optical holographic lenses that could greatly simplify their fabrication. As the method can be performed quickly and easily, it could potentially be used by astronauts to print lenses while in space for holographic lens telescopes.
Date:
15/09/2015

President Harry Truman Returns to RAF Harrowbeer (Yelverton) – Virtually!

President Harry Truman Returns to RAF Harrowbeer (Yelverton) – Virtually!
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team have successfully staged a demonstration of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technologies at the old airfield of RAF Harrowbeer in Yelverton, by bringing US President Harry Truman and his famous Douglas VC-54C aircraft, nicknamed the Sacred Cow (the forerunner of Airforce One), back to Devon one last time.
Date:
18/08/2015

New breath test shows possible biomarker for early-stage liver disease diagnosis

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A natural compound called limonene, which is found in oranges and lemons, could be indicative in early-stage diagnosis of liver disease, according to research published in the journal EBioMedicine by researchers in the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
11/08/2015

HIT Team healthcare project features on BBC Radio 4

HIT Team healthcare project features on BBC Radio 4
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Professor Bob Stone's research into utilising virtual environments for patient care featured on the BBC Radio 4 PM programme.
Date:
03/08/2015

VR and AR: the games people play

VR and AR: the games people play
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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have a growing role in design and development in the defence sector. Professor Robert Stone, of the University of Birmingham, has been a champion of the technology for almost 30 years.
Date:
03/08/2015

Sensor technology can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

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New research has shown how a smart sensor chip, able to pick up on subtle differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve the accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer diagnosis.
Date:
08/07/2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015
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Richard Burden MP (Lab, Northfield), a former government adviser on motorsport, visited UBRacing, the University's formula student team as they were making final preparations for this year's Formula Student competition that takes place this month.
Date:
07/07/2015

Carbon reduction targets will only be achieved if UK invests in cold innovations, experts say

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Expert witnesses from industry and academia, including group engineer at Tesco and SME sustainable refrigeration pioneers, Hubbard, Dearman and Iceotope, presented to the Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission last week to warn against the risks of apathy in refrigeration and cooling markets.Referring to the UK government's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050, the experts said the only way this could be achieved is to adopt a systems level approach that integrates heating and cooling and seriously reconsiders the way cold energy is generated and consumed.
Date:
07/07/2015

Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission requests evidence for important new report on need to rethink cooling

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The Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission has announced a call for written evidence submissions for its investigation into an improved and sustainable systems approach to the provision of cold, or cooling.
Date:
17/06/2015

Study participants needed for Biological Responses to Cognitive Tasks

Study participants needed for Biological Responses to Cognitive Tasks
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An expert psychophysiological research team are conducting a research study investigating how the mind and the body respond to cognitive tasks. With advanced techniques including MRI scanning, this study will assess cardiovascular, psychological, and neural responses.
Date:
16/06/2015
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