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£12m Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage ideally placed to take advantage of the cooling market, says Carbon Trust

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The Carbon Trust has issued calls for the Government and industry to collaborate to enable the UK to seize the opportunity of becoming the global leader in developing low-carbon cooling technologies for an emerging 'cold economy' brought about by an increasing demand for an emerging 'cold economy' brought about by an increasing demand for cooling.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

International High Speed Rail 1964 – 2064: Celebrating Ambition

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2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), and the University of Birmingham celebrated this historical occasion by holding an International Conference on High Speed Rail on Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 December 2014.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Appointment of RSSB Executive Director, Anson Jack to Director of the Birmingham International Railway Academy

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) are pleased to announce the appointment of Anson Jack to Director of the Birmingham International Railway Academy (BIRA) and Professor of International Railway Benchmarking.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Cutting funding for basic scientific research would be a big mistake

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For all the exciting stories and developments that basic science research produces, there is one question that the public never tires of asking: "What are the possible applications of that discovery?" or "What is the value of your research?"
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2015

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From loading dishwashers to the Large Hadron Collider and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment

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Birmingham Particle Physics research group successfully completed a pilot run of the NA62 experiment at test facility CERN on Monday 15 December 2014. The experiment is a continuation of the very successful charged and neutral program at CERN which started with NA48.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Are low carbon battery-powered trains the future?

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education's (BCRRE) Traction Systems Research Group has been investigating the potential for novel traction technologies for trains for some years. In 2009 the group completed a study for the Department for Transport in conjunction with TRL Ltd. to investigate the potential of a train powered entirely by batteries; the results of this work led the industry to begin to think more seriously about developing Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit trains for the UK.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Changing Interactions: A perspective on the nature of our interaction with computers, and what this means for the future

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Professor Russell Beale delivered his inaugural lecture in November 2014. This profile celebrates his success in the field of Computer Science.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

UK's first independent research to monitor fracking as it happens

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The University of Birmingham will partner in a national environmental research programme carried out by a UK Consortium and led by the British Geological Survey (BGS). Dr Michael Rivett, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences (Contaminant Hydrogeology) at the University of Birmingham is a member of the consortium research team, aiming to enhance the scientific understanding and knowledge of the effects of shale gas operations on the environment.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

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From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching
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