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'On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a 3D printed Penguin family'

Could Santa be 3D printing your presents next year? Potentially - academics from the University of Birmingham have created a festive family of penguins using 3D laser printers.

Let Robot Battle Commence

Celebrating the fourth edition of European Robotics Week (ERW), the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham will be taking part in a number of robot challenges from Monday 24 - Friday 28 November to showcase its broad and pioneering activity in the field of robotic research and development.

From Lab Bench to Backbench

John Bridgeman, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be swapping lab coat for legislation, when he visits civil servant, James Riches, at the House of Commons today (Monday 24 November) for a "Week in Westminster", as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK's national academy of science.

New mathematical discovery in maximal sum-free sets after a decade of the unknown

One of the most basic concepts in Mathematics is the notion of a sum. That is, a set of three numbers such that two of the numbers add up to the third. For example, 4, 5 and 9 form the sum 4+5=9 whilst 3, 4 and 9 certainly do not form a sum! This concept is one that every school child has seen, yet there still remain many deep and difficult problems in this area.

A cool appointment: Birmingham introduces new Visiting Professor of Power and Cold Economy

Toby Peters, long-time advocate of UK-based innovation in energy systems and founder of Highview Power and the Dearman Engine Company, has been appointed to the position of Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2014

Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - November 2014

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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - October 2014

From security analysis on the national grid and rail systems to detoxing from technology and more...
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