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Chemists at Birmingham celebrate £1 million award for new equipment

Chemists at Birmingham celebrate £1 million award for new equipment
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Staff at the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham celebrated the installation of new equipment yesterday (21 July 2014) as a result of a £1 million award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's core capability grant, and match funding from the University in excess of £500,000.

Hydrogen Locomotion

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Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, has received a great deal of attention because it can be produced from many different feedstocks, like electricity, and therefore can provide a clean source of power with minimal local emissions, especially if a fuel cell is used. Recently the Traction Systems Group has investigated the suitability of hydrogen to operate trains. The studies included the energy supply chain and the associated carbon emissions to allow a comparison the incumbent technologies in the railway market.

Triangulating Carbon-12

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Investigations performed by members of the nuclear physics group at the MC40 cyclotron in Birmingham have uncovered a resonance at high-energy, the properties of which suggest that the protons and neutrons are clustered into three alpha particles arranged at the vertices of an equilateral triangle. This is the first time such a symmetry has been observed in nuclei and also a significant step into finally revealing the long sought after structure of the Hoyle state – the nuclear gateway for the synthesis of all heavier elements in the stars.

Small nuclear reactors may be the key to a low-carbon future

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Take a hard look at the painful process of de-carbonising the UK's electricity supply, and it's clear that the options on the table are not great.

UBRacing celebrate success at world's largest student motorsport competition

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Students from Birmingham's UBRacing are competing in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2014

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From small nuclear reactors to the science of the sun and more...

EPS in the media - June 2014

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Robots, molecules have no morals and more

EPS in the media - May 2014

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Higgs Boson, jelly fuel cells and black holes and more...
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