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Green light for University Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University of Birmingham has, this week, received planning permission to build a brand new laboratory facility and teaching space, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.
Date:
16/09/2016

A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in 'one-dimensional' wires

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Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid in the development of quantum technologies, including quantum computing.
Date:
15/09/2016

Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

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Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).
Date:
14/09/2016

Millions of cars at risk of theft due to flaw in the development of keyless entry systems

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that millions of cars could be vulnerable to theft, due to a flaw in keyless entry systems in many models.
Date:
12/08/2016

Voting from your smartphone: The electronic future of democracy

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In the EU Referendum, you will have voted by visiting your local polling station, noting your decision on a piece of card and then submitting it by posting it into a sealed box. But what if the whole process could be completed by using a smartphone?
Date:
27/07/2016

Birmingham's role in gravitational wave detection celebrated in Thinktank exhibit

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is hosting a new exhibit, celebrating the role of Birmingham scientists in detecting gravitational waves, the globally significant finding that will help us to understand and explore the mysteries of our universe.
Date:
06/07/2016

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.
Date:
24/06/2016

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
Date:
15/06/2016
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