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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

Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way: sounds from the oldest stars in our Galaxy

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Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices.
Date:
07/06/2016

Military needs a more realistic approach to virtual reality

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The worlds of warfare and virtual reality are an appealing combination. Millions of fans of Call of Duty would no doubt jump from their sofas at the chance to immerse themselves in a 3D version of the game, given the right kit. But the serious side of this combination is appealing too. Using virtual reality to train soldiers and other military personnel is a much safer (and cheaper) option for governments and their defence organisations. So what does the future hold for virtual reality technologies and their military applications?
Date:
02/06/2016

Birmingham Engineers scoop prestigious Education award for the second year running

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The Department of Civil Engineering have been announced as the overall winners in the Education category at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Awards for a second year in a row.
Date:
27/05/2016
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