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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.

Obituary - Ken Stephens

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Obituary for Professor Ken Stephens, alumnus of the University of Birmingham.

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future

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The University of Birmingham Policy Commission on Future Urban Living launches its report in the House of Lords on Monday 7 July. The report is the culmination of a year's evidence taken from a wide range of leading practitioners and thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas to inform the way we live, work and play in the cities of the future.

Wirelessly Lockpicking a Smart Card Reader

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College best publication award: Dr Flavio Garcia, School of Computer Science, summarises a study of iClass, the widely used contactless smart card.

Natural medicine is great, but chemists can make it even better

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For years humans have searched for medicines in nature. While some seek "natural cures" in order to avoid chemicals, in truth everything is made up of chemistry. But as humans, we're very good at manipulating what we find in nature – either through intention or accident.
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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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