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Surface Engineering: Origins, Status and Potential

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Following his Inaugural Lecture, Ros Dodd met Professor Hanshan Dong to find out more about the internationally leading Birmingham research addressing the challenges of materials engineering.
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24/03/2014

Reduction of Low Temperature Pollutants by Understanding the Exhaust Species Interactions in a Diesel Oxidation Catalysts

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College best publication awardTo meet the diesel vehicles emissions legislations, environmental catalysts, such as the diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), have been widely used and have effectively controlled gaseous carbonaceous emissions. However, the even lower exhaust gas temperature that associate with the modern vehicles, stretches those catalysts ability to reduce pollutants from vehicles especially under urban driving conditions, where humans are highly exposed to those pollutants.
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24/03/2014

New use for an old 'trouble maker'

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A 'trouble maker' from a bygone method of glass production could find a new use as an optical diffuser in medical laser treatments, communications systems and household lighting.
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21/03/2014

21st century technology used to survey historic 17th century remains of ship

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The school supplied a state-of-the-art quadcopter to survey the remains of the 324-year-old warship Anne.
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21/03/2014

EECE Students' First Submersible Dive Voted a Complete Success

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Final Year project Students Oli McAfee, Tom Milton and Adam Clough have successfully deployed their remotely operated submersible vehicle.
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21/03/2014

Echoes of the Big Bang

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Professor Alberto Vecchio discusses world-leading research into gravitational wave theory.
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21/03/2014

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!
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International Day of Happiness is an apt time in the UK as we emerge from a wet and dreary winter. February saw Valentine's Day and World Chocolate Day, both reminding us of chocolate - the feel-good substance.
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20/03/2014

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!
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International Day of Happiness is an apt time in the UK as we emerge from a wet and dreary winter. February saw Valentine's Day and World Chocolate Day, both reminding us of chocolate - the feel-good substance.
Date:
20/03/2014

Big Bang Q&A and podcast with Professor Alberto Vecchio

Big Bang Q&A and podcast with Professor Alberto Vecchio
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Professor Alberto Vecchio, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, comments on what the discovery of hard evidence for gravitational waves could mean for the future of cosmology and particle physics.
Date:
17/03/2014

Decomposing a graph into Hamilton cycles

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College best publication award for 'Hamilton decompositions of regular expanders: a proof of Kelly's conjecture for large tournaments' (Advances in Mathemtics 237 (2013), 62-146)
Date:
14/03/2014

Robot Developments Big for Business

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Dr Nick Hawes will talk to the AI and Robotics Innovation forum today (Thursday 13 March) about the use of robotics and artificial intelligence in near-future commercial applications.
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13/03/2014

£6000 Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration

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Scholarships in Master of Research in Railway Systems Integration: For the 2014/15 session up to 10 scholarships with a value of £6000 will be available, for students who wish to carry out research in railway applications.
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12/03/2014

Work to start on £60 million advanced manufacturing research facility at Ansty Park

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The University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce celebrated their joint collaboration to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) when the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood and Rolls-Royce Director of Research and Technology Ric Parker 'broke ground' at the Centre's new site at Ansty Park, near Coventry.
Date:
07/03/2014

EPS in the media - March 2014

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The sounds made by the Sun, how to protect yourself when GCHQ goes for your webcam and more...
Date:
04/03/2014

Civil Engineering newsletter 2014

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Read about the latest developments from around the School
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04/03/2014

How to protect yourself when GCHQ goes for your webcam

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Dr Tom Chothia for the Conversation on news that government intelligence agency GCHQ has been intercepting and storing webcam images from 1.8 million users of Yahoo's chat service under the codename Optic Nerve
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04/03/2014

EPS in the media - February 2014

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A virtual reality version of a sunken submarine, the future of intelligent robotics, rail infrastructure, nuclear fusion and more...
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28/02/2014

Newton's constant of gravitation - a physical constant too difficult to measure?

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College Best Publication Award for 'Improved Determination of G Using Two Methods'. Professor Clive Speake and coauthors recently published results of a determination of the value of Newton's constant of gravitation, G (Physics Review Letters 111,101102, 2013).
Date:
27/02/2014

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of £2,700,000. From railways to functional materials and more...
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25/02/2014

Sounding the stars at Thinktank

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Members of the HiROS research group took part in the "Meet the Scientist" outreach event at the Birmingham Thinktank Museum. The group presented a variety of activities related to sound and resonance, results on "sounding stars" with asteroseismology, and a "create your own exoplanet lightcurve" activity, all of which proved popular with children and their parents.
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24/02/2014
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