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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.

Forbes names Sean Elvidge on inaugural 30 under 30 Europe list

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Dr. Sean Elvidge, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, named in Forbes' first ever "30 Under 30 Europe" list in the Science and Healthcare category.

Smart cities better defined by new research

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.

Mark Garnier MP visits energy storage facility at University of Birmingham

Mark Garnier MP visits energy storage facility at University of Birmingham
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Mark Garnier, Conservative MP for Wyre Forest, visited the University of Birmingham on Friday 5 February 2016 to see latest developments in energy research.

Energy storage experts welcome Brazilian industry chiefs to Birmingham

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Experts in energy storage research at the University of Birmingham welcomed representatives from businesses and universities across Brazil to explore future partnerships that could see Brazilian cities testing innovative technology.
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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...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2016

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University of Birmingham and University of Melbourne partnership, Gravitational Waves and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2016

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The contribution by Birmingham to the discovery of gravitational waves, commemorating the Luna 9 landings and more...
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