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UK Rail sector launches ground-breaking partnership between industry and universities to deliver £92m Centres of Excellence

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The UK rail sector today launches the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres of Excellence covering rolling stock, infrastructure, digital systems and testing.
Date:
20/02/2018

The sketchbook and the collider to feature at free Arts & Science Festival

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On first inspection, the worlds of art and particle physics may not appear to have much in common. A new free exhibition, the sketchbook and the collider, launching next month at the University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival, aims to reveal their shared connections.
Date:
13/02/2018

Birmingham to benefit from £184 million investment in science and engineering research training

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On Thursday 1 February, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced that the University of Birmingham and 40 other universities will benefit from a £184 million investment in doctoral training. The funding represents a major investment in science and engineering research and will be used to support doctoral training over a four year period.
Date:
08/02/2018

Researchers reveal more about the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and the possibility of life beyond our Solar system

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A series of four studies have shed new light on the properties of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, currently our most optimal hope for evidence of biological life beyond the Solar system.
Date:
05/02/2018

How studying rubbery grips on pens is helping to develop next-generation touchscreen and fingerprint-recognition technology

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Mike Adams, Professor in Product Engineering and Manufacturing in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, discusses his recent research paper, 'Why pens have rubbery grips', which explains how the composition of our finger pads affects the way we find it easier to grip some surfaces better than others.
Date:
05/02/2018

Leaving Flatland: looking into a fourth dimension in the lab

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Dr Hannah Price from the School of Physics discusses how physicists are exploring the fourth dimension in the laboratory.
Date:
25/01/2018

Birmingham researchers chosen to help deliver £6.6 million transformative research programme

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has enlisted the support of researchers at the University of Birmingham to help deliver an ambitious £6.6 million programme of transformative engineering research, in an announcement made last week (15 January), to mark the Year of Engineering.
Date:
24/01/2018

The Faraday Institution Announces £42 Million for Energy Storage Research

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Today (23 January 2018) the Faraday Institution announced up to £42 million in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct application-inspired research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.
Date:
23/01/2018
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