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Food for thought: scientists use social media to expose global eating habits

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People in the UK eat their main meal at dinner time, Brazilians eat theirs at lunchtime, and the population of the US tends to eat more throughout the day, according to research by computer scientists at the University of Birmingham in the first study of its kind into eating and drinking habits using social media data.

Nuclear Engineering Students visit Xiamen for Clean Energy Summer School

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Four Nuclear Engineering students visited Xiamen, China, in June to participate in the Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School.

The virtual reality hype train is starting to make me queasy

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:

Hydrogen Locomotion

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Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, has received a great deal of attention because it can be produced from many different feedstocks, like electricity, and therefore can provide a clean source of power with minimal local emissions, especially if a fuel cell is used. Recently the Traction Systems Group has investigated the suitability of hydrogen to operate trains. The studies included the energy supply chain and the associated carbon emissions to allow a comparison the incumbent technologies in the railway market.

Triangulating Carbon-12

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Investigations performed by members of the nuclear physics group at the MC40 cyclotron in Birmingham have uncovered a resonance at high-energy, the properties of which suggest that the protons and neutrons are clustered into three alpha particles arranged at the vertices of an equilateral triangle. This is the first time such a symmetry has been observed in nuclei and also a significant step into finally revealing the long sought after structure of the Hoyle state – the nuclear gateway for the synthesis of all heavier elements in the stars.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From dishwasher loading robots to social media and apps data revealing global eating habits and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2014

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From small nuclear reactors to the science of the sun and more...
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