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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.

Military needs a more realistic approach to virtual reality

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?

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.

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.
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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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