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EPS in the media - April 2014

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Recovering platinum from road dust, nuclear waste, and chocolate being the secret to happiness.
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08/04/2014

Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory

Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
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Science enthusiast and stand-up comedian Robin Ince visited The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory in the School of Psychology on 27 March to take part in a number of exciting experiments designed to investigate anomalous experiences and hallucinations.
Date:
04/04/2014

Birmingham academic recognized as inspirational scientist and engineer

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Professor Richard Williams from the University of Birmingham has been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as one of their inspirational scientists and engineers.
Date:
03/04/2014

Chancellor George Osborne announces 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training

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Postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields important to the UK's economy received a further boost today. Twenty two new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP. The University of Birmingham will host one of these of new centres in the area of Formulation Engineering.
Date:
28/03/2014

The University of Birmingham students raring up to launch a new racing car

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Students from the College of Engineering of Physical Sciences have designed and built the University of Birmingham's 17th racing car, which will be unveiled on Friday 28 March on campus.
Date:
28/03/2014

School of Civil Engineering opportunities for involvement

School of Civil Engineering opportunities for involvement
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Engineering is all about applying solutions to diverse problems. Reinforcing our teaching, industrial interaction gives a student the opportunity to experience real-life problems, and you an opportunity to sample from some of the best students in the UK. Can you help us build a better experience for our students?
Date:
25/03/2014

Why chocolate really is the secret to happiness

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Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees but when it comes to chocolate, it seems you can have both. Chocolate really does grow on trees and the chemical feel-good factor comes from the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug.
Date:
25/03/2014

First year of Beale Lectures proves highly popular

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As a response to students' wishes to hear more from the civil engineering and related industry, the School organised a programme of a dozen extra-curricular lectures, delivered after the end of the usual teaching day, on Tuesday evenings. Read more on what the series is all about.
Date:
25/03/2014

Chemical Engineering honours Hazel Jennings and Waldek Bujalski

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The School of Chemical Engineering has honoured the sad passing of colleagues Hazel Jennings and Waldek Bujalski.
Date:
25/03/2014

From waste to important new optical diffuser

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A waste product from the glass production process could find new use as an optical diffuser, which are used in medical laser treatments, communications systems, and household lighting, according to research from Birmingham in partnership with the University of Cambridge.
Date:
25/03/2014
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