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Low carbon smart pipes will contribute to construction sector decarbonisation

Low carbon smart pipes will contribute to construction sector decarbonisation
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Low carbon smart pipes for use in large-scale buried infrastructure projects are to be developed in a new partnership between the University of Birmingham and specialist manufacturing company Aquaspira Ltd.

Ronjon Nag Entrepreneurship Competition

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Birmingham graduate, Ronjon Nag has created a £5,000 prize for the student tech project or business idea with the strongest commercial potential. Competition deadline is 16 August 2020.

Sunny, with a mild chance of catastrophe

Sunny, with a mild chance of catastrophe
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This Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk [SWIMMR] programme will develop and deploy new instruments, models and services to support the space weather community and the Met Office.

Space weather monitoring to get major upgrade in new research programme

Space weather monitoring to get major upgrade in new research programme
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The UK's ability to predict solar superstorms and other severe space weather events is to get a significant upgrade with the launch of two major research projects led by the University of Birmingham.

Double award marks University's commitment to gender equality

Double award marks University's commitment to gender equality
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The University of Birmingham has achieved two prestigious awards from the Athena SWAN Foundation, recognising its commitment to gender equality.

University signs momentous research agreement

University signs momentous research agreement
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The University of Birmingham and CENC signed a research agreement in November 2019 to develop highly integrated millimetre-wave front-end antennas for 5G communications (Hi5MWA Project).

Plymouth STEM Spectacular!

Plymouth STEM Spectacular!
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The world-leading Human Interface Technologies (HIT) team recently took part in a four-day action packed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event in Plymouth Sound.

'Best Overall Paper' win at the International Radar Symposium Conference in Germany

'Best Overall Paper' win at the International Radar Symposium Conference in Germany
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Ana Stroescu, Dom Phippen and Supervisors Professor Marina Gashinova and Professor Mike Cherniakov from Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory, won Best Overall Paper award at International Radar Symposium Conference.

Dynamic duo break public engagement record with 'Sir Paul Curran Award' for collaboration work!

Dynamic duo break public engagement record with 'Sir Paul Curran Award' for collaboration work!
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Dr Gareth Dorrian from the University of Birmingham and Dr Ian Whittaker from NTU have recently won the prestigious inaugural 'Sir Paul Curran Award' for excellence in academic communication in The Conversation.

HIT Team donates Sir David Attenborough-narrated VR programme for NHS Digital Healthcare Trials

HIT Team donates Sir David Attenborough-narrated VR programme for NHS Digital Healthcare Trials
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Human Interface Technologies team donates Sir David Attenborough-narrated VR programme for NHS Digital Healthcare trials at Torbay Hospital May 2019.

High Tech used for Unique Drake's Island Survey and VR Model

High Tech used for Unique Drake's Island Survey and VR Model
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HIT team from Birmingham granted unique access to Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound to undertake a whirlwind survey and collect data to develop a detailed Virtual Reality (VR) model of the entire Island in just a day!

Mainline Testing of UK's First Hydrogen Train Gets Green Light

Mainline Testing of UK's First Hydrogen Train Gets Green Light
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Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham's Centre for Railway Research and Education today announce that the UK's first hydrogen train will be tested on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept.

Virtual reality to inspire the next generation of female medics

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HIT Team delivered a VR workshop at a 'Tomorrow's World' conference, organised by Redmaids' High School to showcase how study and research in this field can lead to careers in healthcare and the defence industry.

Reality or hype? Professor Bob Stone takes the long view of Virtual Reality's development

Reality or hype? Professor Bob Stone takes the long view of Virtual Reality's development
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of Human Interface Technologies Team from the University of Birmingham is featured in the 13 November edition of the New Electronics Digital Magazine.

First University of Birmingham-SMRT rail students complete studies in Singapore.

First University of Birmingham-SMRT rail students complete studies in Singapore.
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The first students have completed their studies as part of a unique railway education partnership between the University of Birmingham and Singapore's public transport services provider SMRT.

Birmingham Railway researchers invite insights into Africa's railway system

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Professor Clive Roberts, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), will be delivering a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to gather in-depth knowledge of rail in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Professor Bob Stone discusses Mixed Reality in military aircraft of the future for BAE Systems podcast

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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team, was recently interviewed for Our Conversation, the podcast for the BAE Community, about the role he expects Mixed Reality technologies to play in military aircraft of the future.

Sir David Attenborough narrates a unique Virtual Reality relaxation project for a University of Birmingham student

Sir David Attenborough narrates a unique Virtual Reality relaxation project for a University of Birmingham student
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The iconic English broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough recently provided a voiceover for an innovative Virtual Reality (VR) based relaxation exercise to support palliative care residents, developed by a University of Birmingham postgraduate student.

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education industry collaborator commended at the Global Light Rail Awards

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education industry collaborator commended at the Global Light Rail Awards
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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education industry collaborator commended at the Global Light Rail Award

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop  HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train
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The UK's first hydrogen powered train will be created following a new joint initiative between the University of Birmingham's Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education ('BCRRE') and Porterbrook.
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