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Small nuclear reactors may be the key to a low-carbon future

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Take a hard look at the painful process of de-carbonising the UK's electricity supply, and it's clear that the options on the table are not great.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

UBRacing at Formula Student 2014

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2014 marked the 17th year of UBRacing and saw the team attend the 16th Formula Student UK competition. Out of 97 competing student teams in the Class 1 events, UBRacing finished with an overall placing of 19th and 6th out of the UK teams! Pippi Hornsby, outgoing Head of Media for UBRacing and new Mechanical Engineering graduate tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Engineering Without Borders Birmingham – July 2014 Update

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The 2013/2014 academic year has been a great and busy one for Engineers Without Borders. Newly elected President David Streather tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

BUCES Update, July 2014

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The Birmingham University Chemical Engineering Society (BUCES) has had a very busy year. Read more about what they've been up to.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

The EPS Reunion 2014

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On Saturday 14 June 2014 we welcomed our alumni across the School back to the University for a special day of celebrations and activities with fellow classmates and staff. Over 170 alumni and guests from as far back as 1946, up to our 2012 graduates attended this annual College event, which was opened up to all graduating years for the very first time. Read about the day and access all the photos here
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences

UBRacing celebrate success at world's largest student motorsport competition

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Students from Birmingham's UBRacing are competing in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future

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The University of Birmingham Policy Commission on Future Urban Living launches its report in the House of Lords on Monday 7 July. The report is the culmination of a year's evidence taken from a wide range of leading practitioners and thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas to inform the way we live, work and play in the cities of the future.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Wirelessly Lockpicking a Smart Card Reader

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College best publication award: Dr Flavio Garcia, School of Computer Science, summarises a study of iClass, the widely used contactless smart card.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

A manufacturing renaissance

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As UK manufacturing experiences an upturn, Professor John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness at Birmingham Business School, explains this unexpected phenomenon.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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