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University and Industry collaborate to demonstrate at COP26 how hydrogen technology can decarbonise the railways

Lord Bilimoria and others with the HydroFLEX train
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Engineers at the University of Birmingham, with their industry partners Porterbrook, are demonstrating the potential of hydrogen to transform rail transport at the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow.
Date:
12 November 2021

Royal Visitor and the Prime Minister tour Hydroflex at CoP26

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His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have visited Britain's first mainline-approved hydrogen train at the COP26 Climate Change Summit.
Date:
11 November 2021

Rights Literacy for Indigenous Migrant Communities: Priorities and New Frontiers in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States

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A virtual workshop is being held to develop a new engagement and research agenda for indigenous people on the move.
Date:
11 November 2021

Polish-Belarusian border crisis: Let's not lose sight of the people trapped in the middle

police at border
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IRiS Director, Professor Nando Sigona, discusses how the Belerus border crisis with Poland loses sight of the people trapped in the middle in The Conversation.
Date:
10 November 2021

Utopia after the pandemic

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Dr Sebastian Mitchell delivering the latest Arts Matters talk.
Date:
10 November 2021

Biodiversity 'time machine' uses artificial intelligence to learn from the past

hands around a globe
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Experts can make crucial decisions about future biodiversity management by using artificial intelligence to learn from past environmental change, according to research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09 November 2021

Child cancer experts welcome gift for vital new research equipment

Frank Mussai and his team
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University of Birmingham cancer experts have welcomed a £120,000 charity donation to purchase new equipment that will help to speed the development of new treatments which could save the lives of children and adults.
Date:
09 November 2021

Of Heroes, Empire and Brexit

Collage o pictures showing colonialism
Description:
Dr Berny Sèbe, a Senior Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the Department of Modern Languages, will be in France next week to deliver two papers based on his research.
Date:
05 November 2021

Who ever heard of Britain's state-sponsored literature?

Campus - Old Joe Clock Face
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Dr Asha Rogers asks whether a historical perspective on state literary support strengthens the case to "bring the state back in" today.
Date:
05 November 2021

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn't linked to heightened infection risk

coronavirus cells
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New research has found that the use of non-invasive breathing support to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 in hospitals isn't linked to a heightened risk of transmitting infection to others.
Date:
04 November 2021

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors

working on laptop
Description:
So-called 'telemedicine' is less diagnostically accurate than in-person consultations and could increase health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate care.
Date:
04 November 2021

Carbon accounting madness makes a mockery of the UK's net zero plans

A group of pylons in the distance with smoke rising from chimney stacks and cooling towers behind them
Description:
New study says government targets to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 could be worthless if current carbon accounting systems aren't radically reformed
Date:
04 November 2021
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