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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.

Railway Engineering courses on track for 2014

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Four new and exciting railway engineering programmes will be on offer to students from 2014: BEng / MEng Civil and Railway Engineering and BEng / MEng Electrical and Railway Engineering.

High-tech over Burrator: a report by Professor Bob Stone

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With growing support of local residents, Professor Bob Stone's team is further exploiting the extensive 3D model of Burrator they have developed to pinpoint important heritage sites, with the aim of bringing those sites "back to life" over the coming years. With the periods of excellent weather evident in the southwest this summer, it seemed like an ideal time to return to the area to continue some of the ongoing survey work and to test out one or two new technologies.

Virtual world to help relieve patients' pain

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Researchers in Birmingham are hoping to use the hi-tech world of virtual reality in a bid to relieve the pain of hospital patients.

EECE Research news - Award for Professor Zhang

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Congratulations to Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang who is part of a consortium which were awarded £270,556 from the Engineering & Physical Science Research Council.

EECE at the IET project evening

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EECE students collect awards at The Institution of Engineering and Technology's University Project Evening 2013.

EECE Research news: Dr E Tarte awarded £86,35 grant

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Dr E Tarte won £86,354 from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The HIT Team's star recruit

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Lt Roxanne Heaton's day job is Synthetic Training Lead in a Royal Navy Technology Based Training Unit. In layman's terms, Roxanne provides advice and consultancy on emerging synthetic technologies across the Royal Navy (including the Royal Marines.) This means acting as a principal consultant for the research and development of technology-based training solutions in order to meet the requirements of the versatile maritime force which is the Royal Navy.