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ENDURUNS project gets underway

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ENDURUNS project kicks off. This is a Horizon 2020 and Korean Government funded project looking to develop and demonstrate a long-endurance sea surveying autonomous unmanned vehicle with gliding capability powered by hydrogen fuel cell.

Critical Elements and Materials (CrEAM) network launch

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Launch meeting for the CrEAM - Critical Elements and Materials - Network

Less is more: the remarkable properties of the smallest possible one-dimensional materials

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Scientists are developing the smallest possible one-dimensional (1D) materials called 'extreme nanowires'.

New high-capacity sodium-ion could replace lithium in rechargeable batteries

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University of Birmingham scientists are paving the way to swap the lithium in lithium-ion batteries with sodium, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Scaling scientific heights to overturn a long-held theory of the 'peak effect' in superconducting materials

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As scientists explore the possibility of a superconductor capable of operating at room temperature, some superconducting phenomena are still not fully understood. Dr Mark Laver, a Birmingham Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, has made a significant breakthrough.

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

Award for PRISM2 research centre group

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PRISM2 modelling group received 1st place award for best modelling results predicting the phase evolution during residual stress annealing of an as-build IN625 bridge structure. Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham.

Research England highlights High Temperature Research Centre as an example of successful UK Research Partnership Investment Fund delivery

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Yesterday (5 July), Research England published a glowing report on the performance of the University of Birmingham's High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC), as part of its initial evaluation of the performance of the flagship UK Research Partnership Investment Fund programme.
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