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Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

Birmingham water experts develop device to save lives

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Experts at the University of Birmingham have developed a unique device that could save lives around the globe by quickly and simply testing whether water supplies are safe to drink – particularly in refugee camps and disaster zones.

Birmingham's aero engine expert flies the flag in China

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A University of Birmingham aerospace expert flew the flag in China talking to students about the benefits of British higher education.

Complete University Guide 2017

Complete University Guide 2017
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The Complete University Guide 2017 league table reveals that Engineering and Physical Sciences subjects at Birmingham continue to perform well with four subjects ranking in the top ten nationally in their category.

Birmingham leads on shaping energy systems of the future

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Energy storage is the capture of energy produced at one time for later use. Identified by the UK government as one of "eight great technologies" in which the UK can be a world leader and that will help drive future economic growth and innovation, energy storage will play a vital role in shaping the energy systems of the future.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2016

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A second discovery for the Gravitational Wave group, robot Betty goes to work and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2016

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Restarting the Large Hadron Collider, 'cold-power' technologies, backed by the Government's Thermal Energy Research Accelerator and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2016

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Professor Martin Freer named in The Birmingham Post's Power 250 and more...
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