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Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help spot Alzheimer's early

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Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used to detect Alzheimer's disease early in the course of disease say researchers from the University of California. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Radiology.

Gravity pioneer: industry leaders enter partnership to develop new industry of gravity sensors

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A UK consortium of leading scientific and engineering companies has come together to develop a new industry of quantum cold-atom sensors that will detect and monitor objects beneath the ground better than any current technology, thereby reducing the need for investigative drilling or digging.

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.

Armed Forces praise HIT Team's Mixed Reality system at charity event at Highclere Castle

Armed Forces praise HIT Team's Mixed Reality system at charity event at Highclere Castle
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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team joined forces with the UK's Defence Medical Services (DMS) earlier this month to stage a series of demonstrations showing old and new technologies and techniques for supporting combat casualty care at the Heroes at Highclere Armed Forces charity weekend.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team discover World War II torpedo net at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team discover World War II torpedo net at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir
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Members of the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team recently discovered a torpedo net from World War Two at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir in Devon.

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering
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The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, have celebrated the start of development of a new School of Engineering building.

Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics

Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics
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Feature article on the life and career of Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering, who recently delivered his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics'
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