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'Brumhack': 24-hour computer challenge

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Almost 50 students convened at the University of Birmingham's School of Computer Science this weekend (26-26 October) for 24 hours of programming in a brand new competition supported by industry sponsors.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Russell Group-China Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Carbon Reduction

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A Birmingham delegation recently visited China to attend a Russell Group-China Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Carbon Reduction.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

Birmingham physicist elected UK ATLAS Physics Coordinator

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Dr Kostas Nikolopoulos, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected UK ATLAS Physics coordinator.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - October 2014

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From security analysis on the national grid and rail systems to detoxing from technology and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Computer science as the keystone to a multidisciplinary approach to understanding human behaviour

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Andrew Howes discusses the mechanics of human decision making to understanding human behaviour. More specifically on the potential of computational rationality as a means of linking theories of human information processing mechanisms to theories of rational behaviour.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

DC will win the battle of the currents thanks to new DC fault management system

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The final barrier preventing energy suppliers making the switch from AC power grids to faster, more efficient DC systems could now be removed, thanks to research carried out at the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Protecting UK infrastructure from the unpredictability of space: Professor Paul Cannon leads the way in radio science development

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Paul Cannon OBE, Professor of Radio Science in the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been appointed President of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and also a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions

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Lodging, the term used to describe the flattening effect of high wind speeds and heavy rainfall on trees or crops, has a significant economic impact on the UK crop industry. Research in the School of Civil Engineering seeks to make recommendations for improvements in the agricultural industry to reduce the sometimes devastating effects.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - September 2014

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From dishwasher loading robots to social media and apps data revealing global eating habits and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching
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