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'Astro-archaeological' discovery of replica solar system with Earth-sized planets from the dawn of Time

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Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy.
Date:
27/01/2015

Cutting funding for basic scientific research would be a big mistake

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For all the exciting stories and developments that basic science research produces, there is one question that the public never tires of asking: "What are the possible applications of that discovery?" or "What is the value of your research?"
Date:
26/01/2015

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment
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Birmingham Particle Physics research group successfully completed a pilot run of the NA62 experiment at test facility CERN on Monday 15 December 2014. The experiment is a continuation of the very successful charged and neutral program at CERN which started with NA48.
Date:
26/01/2015

Changing Interactions: A perspective on the nature of our interaction with computers, and what this means for the future

Changing Interactions: A perspective on the nature of our interaction with computers, and what this means for the future
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Professor Russell Beale delivered his inaugural lecture in November 2014. This profile celebrates his success in the field of Computer Science.
Date:
16/01/2015

LEGO, building the engineers of the future brick by brick

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The FIRST LEGO League; a global science and technology competition, returned to the University of Birmingham, on Thursday 8 January for the 2015 West Midlands regional tournament.
Date:
09/01/2015

Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

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From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
Date:
22/12/2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture
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On Wednesday 10 December Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivered the first EPS Christmas Lecture. In this lecture he selects some of his favourite scientific conundrums, from the Monty Hall problem to Olbers' paradox about why the sky gets dark at night and from Schrödinger's famous cat to those pesky demons of Maxwell and Laplace; prepared to be baffled.
Date:
19/12/2014

Strong performance by College in recent national research assessment

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The University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has collectively achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
Date:
19/12/2014

REF confirms School's place in research elite

REF confirms School's place in research elite
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The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014). These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/12/2014

'On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a 3D printed Penguin family'

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Could Santa be 3D printing your presents next year? Potentially - academics from the University of Birmingham have created a festive family of penguins using 3D laser printers.
Date:
18/12/2014
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