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LHC experiments are back in business at a new record energy

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Geneva, 03 June, 2015. Birmingham physicists eagerly await results as CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) starts to deliver physics data today for the first time in 27 months.

Turning planes into phone cases: new paper shows fibre-reinforced polymers can be recycled effectively and economically

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New, composite materials such as fibre-reinforced polymers used for new-generation planes and vehicles are non-biodegradable and, at the moment, unrecyclable – so what do we do with the products when their serviceable life is over? Two researchers in the School of Chemical Engineering are hoping their groundbreaking work in this little-known field will provide opportunity for the global recycling of materials like glass and carbon fibres for phone cases or knitting needles!

University of Birmingham hosts UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop 2015

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The University of Birmingham will host the 2015 UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop on Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 June 2015. The workshop will bring together UK and international leading experts from research and industry to explore technical developments, systems and applications and industrial needs in energy storage research.

Track to the Future

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Birmingham will take part in a new £8.5m research programme which aims to develop railway track for the future that will cost less and last longer with reduced maintenance needs and improved environmental performance, causing significantly less disruption to travellers.

Future-proofing our infrastructure: new paper looks at mitigating the domino-effect phenomenon

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The past few decades have seen major building collapses, such as Ronan Point, London, the World Trade Center and 130 Liberty Street in New York, caused by various factors but with one common point – the unexpected nature of the events and the accidental loading that triggered the sequence of the collapse. Birmingham's Charalampos Baniotopoulos, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at the School of Civil Engineering, is one of Europe's top researchers working on how to make structures and buildings more robust. Indeed, his research is aimed at being incorporated into the next generation of Eurocodes.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2015

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Large Hadron Collider and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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From voting to headsets to aid military commanders, and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...
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