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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.
Date:
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

Mechanical Engineering research grants/awards November 2013

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The school won in excess of £700,000 in research grants during November 2013.
Date:
19/12/2013

Dr Haider Butt has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize

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Dr Haider Butt has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust.
Date:
19/12/2013

Mechanical Engineering research grants/awards September 2013

Description
The school won in excess of £900,000 in research grants during September 2013.
Date:
19/12/2013

High Temperature Research Centre Project Secures Land at Ansty Park

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The University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce joint collaboration to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) took a significant step forward today confirming the Centre is to be built at Ansty Business Park, Coventry after securing land at the site. This follows the Centre's announcement by Chancellor George Osborne in October 2012.
Date:
10/12/2013

December 2013

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Professor Felix Schmid was interviewed by the Independent for an article on HS2. Dr Shishir Nagaraja was quoted in a Washington Post feature on one of the most hacked places in the world, and more.
Date:
03/12/2013

Birmingham launches new Centre in Physical Sciences for Health

Description
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:
22/11/2013

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, July–November 2013

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A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, July–November 2013

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A round-up of new Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering staff July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Mathematics, July–November 2013

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A round-up of new Mathematics faculty members July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013
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