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Food for thought: scientists use social media to expose global eating habits

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People in the UK eat their main meal at dinner time, Brazilians eat theirs at lunchtime, and the population of the US tends to eat more throughout the day, according to research by computer scientists at the University of Birmingham in the first study of its kind into eating and drinking habits using social media data.

Drones are fun toys until you get hit in the face by one

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard

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The vast network of utility services buried underground is fundamental to the way we live today, however around 4 million holes are dug into UK roads each year resulting in traffic disruption, high costs and wasted man hours. Not only this, inaccurate, incomplete and/or out-of-date information on the existence and location of utility assets poses problems for new construction or rehabilitation works and many projects don't go according to plan. Dr Nicole Metje, School of Civil Engineering, has spent nearly two years as the academic advisor for a dedicated committee working on the development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) project, which sought to address some of these challenges.

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, becomes Honorary Professor in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Dean of Engineering at Taylor's University, Malaysia, was appointed Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham, this summer.

College offers 'headstart' to young STEM students

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This summer, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences continued to open its doors to young students from schools locally and nationally to give a taster of what might be to come. Promoting the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) disciplines, colleagues from across the 9 Schools hosted a range of innovative and engaging activities and challenges, including constructing scale bridges and external industry visits.
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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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