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Birmingham Researchers Power to Victory!

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The institution of Engineering and Technology's Midlands Power recently held its annual prize award. The annual prize award is an opportunity for students across the Midlands to showcase a poster about a project they have worked on.
Date:
20/03/2017

"Mission Innovation will accelerate global clean energy innovation", states Special Representative for Climate Change

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Professor Sir David King, the UK's Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, and former Governmental Chief Scientific Adviser, visited the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 15 February 2017 to deliver a keynote speech on Mission Innovation - a global initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation.
Date:
13/03/2017

Catalysts for change - Professor Joe Wood

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Using catalysis and reaction engineering, Professor Joe Woods is a pioneer of novel processes designed to help alleviate the world's energy crises by developing new and renewable fuels and chemicals.
Date:
06/03/2017

Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting TRAPPIST-1

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News in the international science media has been dominated this week by the ground-breaking discovery of seven potentially habitable Earth-sized planets orbiting the red-dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which lies only 39 lies years from the solar system.
Date:
24/02/2017

West Midlands set to become 'Energy Capital' of the UK

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A bold new initiative to position the West Midlands as the UK's centre of clean energy technology is launching today at a VIP event hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/02/2017

Rail Minister visits leading BCRRE digital railway labs

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Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, visited the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) to meet the Centre's leading digital railway experts and see the cutting-edge technology in the Centre's rail labs.
Date:
13/02/2017

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

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Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017
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