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Birmingham research signals start-up boost for laptop users

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A British tech start-up has invented a world-first multi-function antenna for laptops that fits into the extremely limited space of the hinge cavity.

Gravitational waves observed from another cosmic collision of a pair of black holes

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration identify a further gravitational wave event in the data from the Advanced LIGO detectors

Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way: sounds from the oldest stars in our Galaxy

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Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices.

Military needs a more realistic approach to virtual reality

Military needs a more realistic approach to virtual reality
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The worlds of warfare and virtual reality are an appealing combination. Millions of fans of Call of Duty would no doubt jump from their sofas at the chance to immerse themselves in a 3D version of the game, given the right kit. But the serious side of this combination is appealing too. Using virtual reality to train soldiers and other military personnel is a much safer (and cheaper) option for governments and their defence organisations. So what does the future hold for virtual reality technologies and their military applications?
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2016

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University of Birmingham and University of Melbourne partnership, Gravitational Waves and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2016

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The contribution by Birmingham to the discovery of gravitational waves, commemorating the Luna 9 landings and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2016

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How Virtual Reality might change our lives in 2016, Birmingham led experiments on the International Space Station and more...
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