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Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

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The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

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A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.

University launches plans for Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University has launched ambitious new plans for a £40 million state-of-the-art Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) to facilitate the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It will enable collaborative and interdisciplinary working amongst undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, providing a transformational teaching experience to enable them to develop the skills and experience required by employers.

University of Birmingham speeds into the Big Bang Fair 2015

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The University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education attended the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 March 2015. The Big Bang Fair is the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people, aiming to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities for successful careers in STEM subjects.

The Chemistry of Prozac

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Dr Simon Cotton podcast for The Royal Society of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Prozac.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - September 2014

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From dishwasher loading robots to social media and apps data revealing global eating habits and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...

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...
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