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The Anatomy Of A Scientific Rumor

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The discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the landmark discoveries of 2012 and it will be remembered forever in the history of science. The news was shared around the World within minutes of the CERN announcement. Dr Mirco Musolesi's paper 'The Anatomy of Scientific Rumor' published in Nature Scientific Reports and awarded Best Paper October 2013, presents a study of the spread of communication on Twitter around the time of the announcement and explores the increasingly important role social media takes in the communication of science and in the scholarly debate.
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24/02/2014

Explainer: Ketamine in the human world

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Ketamine has been in the news again; this time the reason is that the Government is being advised that it should be upgraded from its current status as a Class C drug (like Valium) to a Class B drug, like amphetamine or cannabis. Dr Simon Cotton explains...
Date:
20/02/2014

What to expect from Dyson's new robotics lab

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Dr Nick Hawes comments on James Dyson's decision to fund a robotics laboratory.
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18/02/2014

For decades a distant dream, the countdown to nuclear fusion may have finally begun

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Dr Paul Norman writes for The Conversation.
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18/02/2014

The future's rose-y for personalised Valentine's gifts

The future's rose-y for personalised Valentine's gifts
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As the price of flowers – especially red roses – rockets on this particular day, could scientists at the University of Birmingham hold the answer to wooing your loved one in the future without breaking the bank?
Date:
14/02/2014

US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, visits Birmingham

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences was honoured to welcome Matthew W. Barzun, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as Christine Prince, US Embassy Second Secretary, last week as part of a visit to the city of Birmingham.
Date:
12/02/2014

Gravitational waves and the unheard broadcast of the violent universe

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There are very few people ever to have been born who can expect to 'see' what happened a fraction of a second after the Big Bang – but Birmingham's Professor Alberto Vecchio is one of them. The Italian-born astrophysicist is part of a team of international experts on the brink of revolutionising our understanding of the universe – by tuning into its 'gravity channel'. This has been broadcasting since the dawn of time through the incredibly weak form of radiation known as gravitational waves, but until now no one has been able to hear it directly.
Date:
10/02/2014

Professor Mark Sterling's Adventures in Fluid Mechanics

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Food prices may have soared in the past few years, but we are paying less for our bread and cereals than we might have done had Professor Mark Sterling not worked out how to prevent crops from falling over in high winds!
Date:
10/02/2014

The Manufacturing Technology Centre: the rejuvenation of UK manufacturing technology

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Professor Richard Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences talks about the Manufacturing Technology Centre, and its impact on the future of UK manufacturing.
Date:
06/02/2014

Mechanical Engineering research grants/awards February 2014

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The school has won in excess of £300,000 in research grants during the past few months.
Date:
05/02/2014

A Virtual Tribute to the Crew of Her Majesty's Submarine A7

A Virtual Tribute to the Crew of Her Majesty's Submarine A7
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The University of Birmingham's HIT Team has been invited to take part in a unique maritime heritage project, part of which involves the virtual recreation of one of Britain's earliest submarines – a vessel and its crew that, sadly, met an untimely end 100 years ago off the Cornish coast.
Date:
16/01/2014

Wearable tech sees all, so choose what you want to share.

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Professor Chris Baber contibutes to The Converstaion.
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14/01/2014

Molecular gastronomy gels could tackle obesity

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A research team of chemical engineers at Birmingham into gels which can be used to give dieters the illusion of feeling full.
Date:
14/01/2014

FIRST LEGO League competition

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How do we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How do we rebuild communities struck by natural disasters? These are the subjects of the 2013/2014 Nature's Fury challenge set for 9 to 16 year olds by the FIRST LEGO League.
Date:
08/01/2014

80 school children build robots to tackle global challenges at FIRST LEGO League competition

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How do we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How do we rebuild communities struck by natural disasters? These are the subjects of the 2013/2014 Nature's Fury challenge set for 9 to 16 year olds by the FIRST LEGO League.
Date:
07/01/2014

EPS in the media - January 2014

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Parasite resistance to the malaria drug, gels which can be used to give dieters the illusion of feeling full, Comet Lovejoy, Britcoins and more...
Date:
07/01/2014

Four University of Birmingham staff recognised in New Year's Honours

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Pro-Chancellor and chair of the University of Birmingham and former chair of the Student Loans Company, Ed Smith, has been awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the New Year's Honours.
Date:
02/01/2014

Early successes in EECE student telerobotics projects

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November and December saw a number of successful conclusions to early project research and teaching outcomes for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. Focusing on the topic of telepresence or telerobotics, the achievements range from the development of a new, very low-cost robot arm and hand to innovative designs for hospital robots!
Date:
20/12/2013

Birmingham launches new Centre in Physical Sciences for Health

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The University of Birmingham is among 24 UK universities to receive a share of £350 million announced by Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, today (22 November).
Date:
19/12/2013

Engine-deered! - The University of Birmingham's 3D printed Christmas reindeer

Engine-deered! - The University of Birmingham's 3D printed Christmas reindeer
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This is the University of Birmingham's festive aluminium 3D laser printed reindeer. The process involves using lasers to fuse thin layers of metal powders sequentially spread on a substrate to build the reindeer bottom upwards based on a computer geometrical model of the reindeer.
Date:
19/12/2013
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