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EPS in the media - May 2014

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Higgs Boson, jelly fuel cells and black holes and more...
Date:
08/05/2014

Tactical manoeuvres: making votes count in elections

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Dr David Craven, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Mathematics, explores the potential outcomes and inherent problems of using tactical voting in this month's European elections to keep out UKIP.
Date:
08/05/2014

Industry-led campaign launched by the Chancellor to inspire more young people to study maths and physics

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At the launch of a new campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the 'STEM' subjects) at school and beyond, the government today (7 May 2014) welcomed over 170 leading businesses and institutions offering over 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships.The campaign – called 'Your Life' – was launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, and leading entrepreneurs and organisations, including the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/05/2014

Developments in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry

Developments in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry
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An exciting development this year has been the launch of a new postgraduate taught Masters degree in Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry. This one-year programme includes multidisciplinary modules ranging from chemical synthesis and molecular modelling to pharmacokinetics, toxicology and drug delivery.
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01/05/2014

Dr Simon Cotton receives British Empire Medal

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Dr Simon Cotton, an honorary senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry received the award of the British Empire Medal for his services to Chemistry and Education
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01/05/2014

Powdered alcohol and space diapers have something in common

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Dr Simon Cotton, School of Chemistry, sheds light on recent headlines on powdered alcohol.
Date:
29/04/2014

A New Command Space Design Tool for the Royal Navy

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HIT Team researchers have developed a novel interactive command space planning tool using games-based simulation techniques, enabling future Royal Navy (RN) multi-role vessel designers to explore a variety of command space layout concepts prior to finalising a specific solution.
Date:
28/04/2014

In the driving seat of fundamental science

In the driving seat of fundamental science
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Interview with Professor John Bridgeman, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
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25/04/2014

Nanomaterials: no small matter

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Interview with Birmingham Fellow, Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer: Pola leads a research group focusing on Advanced Materials, Structures and Applications (AMSA) in the School of Chemical Engineering. This summer, she will address listeners at the 2014 Soapbox Science event at London's Southbank having been selected as a leading UK female scientist.
Date:
25/04/2014

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 £3.8 million. From future road travels to protein recovery and more...
Date:
11/04/2014

EPS in the media - April 2014

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

We...will...educate...you. University of Birmingham robot helps to launch British Science Festival

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The British Science Festival 2014, a flagship event being hosted by the University of Birmingham, launches in the city tomorrow (Tuesday) – with the help of a real-life TV star and a humanoid robot.
Date:
07/04/2014

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

Metamaterial - Rewriting the Rules for Optics

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It is the stuff of science-fiction movies, but the idea of an 'invisibility cloak' is not as fantastical as it sounds.
Date:
02/04/2014

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.
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28/03/2014

Skin, bone and everything in between: Repairing the human body

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Following his Inaugural Lecture, Ros Dodd met Professor Liam Grover to find out more about the pioneering Birmingham research into using biomaterials to repair and regenerate different parts of the body.
Date:
26/03/2014

SET for Britain

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In March 2014 doctoral researcher Rebecca Sindall presented her research into the optimisation of renewable energy to MPs and engineering experts at the Houses of Parliament as part of the Set for Britain competition.
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

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

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.
Date:
24/03/2014
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