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Dr Steve Vickers: personal computing pioneer

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Today, Dr Steve Vickers is best known to students and colleauges at Birmingham as a lecturer in computer science with research interests in the theoretical mathematics which underpin the discipline. Less well known, however, is Steve's 'previous life' as a pioneer of personal computing in the early 1980s, where he wrote the ROM firware for (amongst others) the legendary ZX Spectrum, which celebrates its 36th anniverary on 23 April. We caught up with Steve to find out more about his pioneering work and how the Spectrum helped shape the world of pervasive computing we know today.
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23/04/2018

Birmingham expert receives major award recognising work in energy storage

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University of Birmingham energy storage expert Professor Yulong Ding has been awarded a prestigious international prize recognising his work.
Date:
20/04/2018

A Cool World: the energy conundrum we are not discussing

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Professor in Cold Economy, Professor Toby Peters explains how cooling is essential to preserve food and medicine.
Date:
19/04/2018

SATNAV interview Professor David Phillips

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Professor David Phillips CBE FRS, Past President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and University of Birmingham alumnus, gave the 2018 EPS Distinguished Lecture. His lecture, entitled "Light Up Your Life" saw him share his personal journey from raw Birmingham undergraduate in 1958 through an extremely successful and fulfilling academic career in photochemistry. The team from SATNAV Magazine covered the entire event and had the exclusive interview with Professor Phillips.
Date:
18/04/2018

Decarbonising cooling emissions will suck up world's planned solar energy

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Today (18 April 2018) the University of Birmingham is bringing together more than 100 cooling and energy efficiency decision-makers and experts at the world's first congress on 'clean cold' to discuss the urgent topic of how to meet our global demand for cooling sustainably.
Date:
18/04/2018

Birmingham scientists to observe the brightest stars in the sky: NASA to launch new observatory into space

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Professor Bill Chaplin, from the University of Birmingham's School of Physics and Astronomy, is leading the international work that will characterise bright, newly discovered exoplanet host stars – and hence their planets – using asteroseismology.
Date:
16/04/2018

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Hosts Innovative 'Clean Cold' Workshop in Dubai

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The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted in its headquarters in Dubai Academic City a 'clean cool' workshop exploring ways of meeting the country's rapidly rising demand for air-conditioning with more sustainable cooling technologies.
Date:
10/04/2018

The world's first large scale composite Phase Change Material demonstration plant for curtailed wind power

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A UK-China collaborative project led Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES), funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Research and Innovation China (UKRI China), has led to the successful commercial demonstration pilot using composite Phase Change Material in Chinese region of Xinjiang.
Date:
09/04/2018
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