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Calling time on the myth of Burrator's 'underwater village'

Calling time on the myth of Burrator's 'underwater village'
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The legend of the 'hidden village', claimed to be finally emerging from the depths of Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor due to this year's hot summer temperatures, has been shown to be a myth, courtesy of a Virtual Reality model of the lake bed, developed by University of Birmingham specialists.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team featured in Telegraph article on transforming healthcare

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The work of Virtual Reality (VR) expert, Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) at the University of Birmingham, has appeared in a "transforming healthcare" feature piece published by The Telegraph, to coincide with the NHS's 70th anniversary.

Birmingham engineer makes a global impact in train design and maintenance

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The engineering scientist, Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen, in the School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham has been appointed as the UK principal scientist for the working group on recycling of rolling stocks of International (ISO) Standard Committee; and recently hosted 'International Expert Meeting on Recycling of Rolling Stocks' at The University in late May 2018.

Shadow Minister for International Development Preet Gill MP visits Birmingham engineers

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Earlier this month (7 June 2018), Preet Gill MP, Shadow Minister for International Development and MP for Edgbaston, visited the University of Birmingham to learn more about how its engineers are using their expertise to tackle global environmental challenges and provide high quality employment opportunities for graduates.

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers
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The Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) has unveiled the U.K.'s first fully operating hydrogen train at Rail Live 2018, an annual event that brings the entire industry together to showcase UK rail expertise.

Virtual Reality and the future of learning

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Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, has been interviewed for The Future of Learning podcast, discussing the contribution Virtual Reality can make to learning and development.

CORTEX takes self-driving cars off-roading

CORTEX takes self-driving cars off-roading
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CORTEX, a world-leading collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the University of Birmingham Cambridge-based Myrtle AI, to create the world's first self-driving car capable of performing off-road, has been featured in Wired, the monthly technology and culture magazine.

Birmingham Virtual Reality pioneers highlighted as an example of successful university-business collaboration

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The National Centre of Universities and Business (NCUB) has featured the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) as an example of successful collaboration between higher education and business.

University of Birmingham to help make all-terrain autonomous cars a reality

University of Birmingham to help make all-terrain autonomous cars a reality
Description
World leading radar and sensing experts from the University of Birmingham have been selected to help Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) deliver a £3.7m project to make all-terrain, all-weather self-driving Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) a reality.

Bridget Eickhoff made honorary engineering professor at Birmingham

Bridget Eickhoff made honorary engineering professor at Birmingham
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‚ÄčTop railway engineer Bridget Eickhoff has been conferred as Honorary Professor at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
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