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NASA retires space telescope which revolutionised study of stars and planets

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After nine years exploring deep space, on 30 October 2018 NASA announced the retirement of its Kepler mission. The University of Birmingham played a key role in the mission and is working with NASA on its successor mission, TESS, which launched earlier this year.
Date:
14/11/2018

University of Birmingham to be Live Case Study for Advance HE Teaching and Learning Leadership Programme

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The University of Birmingham will support the Spring 2019 cohort of the Advance HE Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching (LTLT) programme. The Univeristy will serve as a 'live case study' where programme participants can share their expertise and ideas.
Date:
14/11/2018

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.
Date:
09/11/2018

Co-Director of Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials speaks to BBC News about improving recycling of lithium-ion batteries

Co-Director of Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials speaks to BBC News about improving recycling of lithium-ion batteries
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Dr Paul Anderson, Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials, was recently interviewed by BBC News about a new research project to improve the recycling of lithium-ion batteries, which are critical to the transition to low emission electric vehicles.
Date:
26/10/2018

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.
Date:
26/10/2018
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