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Blog feature
Review of the new PaMu Scroll wireless earphones 

25 Sep 18

Recently I had the opportunity to review the new PaMu Scroll wireless earphones which recently .


News
Construction work begins on new £4.25million primary school in Lichfield 

25 Sep 18

Construction has begun on a new £4.25million primary school in Lichfield.


Blog feature
New pelvis motion tracking technology to transform hip replacement decisions 

24 Sep 18

A new pelvis motion tracking device developed by WMG, at the University of Warwick, can help detect flexible pelvises without numerous x-rays, to determine who will benefit from more advanced surgical planning before hip replacement surgery.


Blog feature
WMG part of a £37m project to develop lightweight vehicles 

20 Sep 18

A new research project, Tucana, will focus on lighweighting technology, delivering stiffer and lighter vehicle structures with the help of experts from WMG, at the University of Warwick.


News
For start-ups in Birmingham, opportunity is rife 

18 Sep 18

The high number of start-up businesses in Greater Birmingham is a result of continuing economic growth , a dynamic talentpool and strong support networks.


Event
Midlands Career Fair, 19 Sep 2018 

12 Sep 18

19 Sep 2018 – Community at Millennium Point Looking for opportunities for when you finish school, college or university? Or perhaps you are already in your career and are looking for a change? Equal Engineers are bringing their popular engineering …


Blog feature
Car component quality testing technology helps hip surgeons ensure prostheses bind to bones 

5 Sep 18

Hip surgeons are making significant advances in designing hip replacement components using additive manufacturing (3D printing) but have been struggling to devise easy methods of testing the designs they have created without using destructive testing…


Local news
Barclays to close Northfield and Rubery branches in favour of new Longbridge location 

4 Sep 18

With a new branch opening in Longbridge town centre in December, Barclays Bank have written to customers to inform them of the closure of their Northfield and Rubery high street branches.


News
Google releases AI toolkit to detect and report child sexual abuse 

4 Sep 18

The technology is able to quickly scan images for abusive content and prioritise the most likely cases…


Rugby
Birmingham is getting 5G mobile first – here’s how it could change the way we live and work 

4 Sep 18

5G mobile technology will pave way for driverless cars, faster smartphones and streamlined health services…


News
Can cars with ‘eyes’ boost public trust in driverless technology? 

31 Aug 18

AN EXPERIMENT to enable driverless vehicles to make ‘eye contact’ with road users will test the public’s trust in the technology.


Business
Virtual eyes to boost self-driving safety 

31 Aug 18

Psychologists help with design of future technology vehicles.


News
WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Electoral laws not keeping pace with modern technology 

25 Aug 18

Solihull MP Julian Knight’s column in this week’s Observer.


Rugby
‘We might not have been sitting here in the Championship’ – why Aston Villa boss wants VAR 

24 Aug 18

The AVFC boss also believes the technology could have assisted last season’s promotion push…


Blog feature
Formula 1 driving simulation technology could help put the UK on the fast track to self-driving vehicles 

16 Aug 18

A new research programme by WMG at the University of Warwick, and XPI Simulation, co-funded by Innovate UK, is examining the potential for applying the simulation technology used to train Formula 1® drivers for the testing and certification of …


Rugby
Westminster tourists branded ‘idiots’ over grinning and posing for selfies at terror attack scene 

15 Aug 18

A Facebook page for a man of the same name says he lives in Birmingham, works as a shop manager, and has studied at Sudan University of Science and Technology…


News
Fans will be able to watch sold-out shows at arenas in Birmingham thanks virtual reality partnership. 

10 Aug 18

NEC Group venues are entering the world of virtual reality (VR) which will allow fans in to watch sold-out shows.


News
West Midlands project to teach connected cars the rules of the road 

3 Aug 18

The West Midlands is one of just seven regions worldwide taking part in a new pilot scheme to teach self-driving cars the rules of the road.


Blog feature
Midlands based global doyens of darkness are LED into daylight 

2 Aug 18

Midlands based Global darkroom specialists Paterson Photographic Ltd in Tiptonhave addeddaylight to darkness in their leading studio and theatre lighting thanks to LED technology support from WMG at the University of Warwick.


Event
ThinkTank Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

1 Aug 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Millennium Point FREE (suitable for under 18s) Engineering Open House Day is an annual event hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology which sees companies from across the UK open their doors to give children …


Event
BBC Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

31 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at The Mailbox FREE (suitable for under 18s) BBC Blue Rooms in Birmingham will be opening its doors for visitors to get hands on with some of the future technology trends the BBC is looking at right now.


News
Centuries of life on Cannock Chase Retold in new exhibition 

26 Jul 18

PEOPLE interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition set to tour the county’s libraries.


Blog feature
NASA chief praises Warwick’s satellite programme 

26 Jul 18

NASA’s principal advisor on technology and programmes has praised the University of Warwick’s satellite project WUSAT , calling it “remarkable work”.


Blog feature
The Right Manual For Your Product 

24 Jul 18

Picture the scenario.


Blog comment
Valerie chairs Q&A at the EEF in Birmingham 

24 Jul 18

I was delighted to be able to join Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP in Birmingham on 24 July where I chaired a QA session at the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF).


Rugby
Tech Awards recruit Robert Walters as sponsor 

9 Jul 18

Specialist technology recruitment agency is supporting BirminghamLive’s West Midlands Tech Awards by sponsoring the Digital Investor category…


News
Lichfield Cathedral School celebrates science and engineering at Lichfield Cathedral 

27 Jun 18

A science and engineering event has seen more than 250 students visit Lichfield.


Blog feature
Sign of success 

25 Jun 18

A student’s snap of one of our bush dogs so impressed zoo bosses that it has been made into a stunning sign outside the enclosure.


Event
James Dooley, 24 Jun 2018 

23 Jun 18

24 Jun 2018 – Rock Pop at Birmingham Conservatoire As part of this year’s Supersonic Festival, The Moog Sound Lab will be hosted by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

21 Jun 18

Response by Dudley Council to Thomas Pemberton on 21 June 2018 .


Council
Clear about crystals 

21 Jun 18

Free scientific workshops about crystals and how their properties can be used to make new technology, will take place at Central Library next month.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

19 Jun 18

Response by Coventry City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 19 June 2018 .


Rugby
BirminghamLive launches new West Midlands Tech Awards 

19 Jun 18

Sign up here for our new awards which will celebrate the top technology and digital businesses, investors and innovators across the region…


Business
Zaun helps secure landmark Nigeria tower with SR2 mesh PAS68 gates 

18 Jun 18

A landmark mixed-use development in Nigeria has been secured by the latest British perimeter technology.


Blog feature
Living Memory Project Upcoming Activities 

18 Jun 18

The Living Memory Project (a two-year project) are working across the Black Country to celebrate different aspects of everyday life that have been captured through people’s own photographs.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

14 Jun 18

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Thomas Pemberton on 14 June 2018 .


Business
Office move consultancy saves Bromsgrove tech company tens of thousands of pounds 

13 Jun 18

A Birmingham integrated office move management, design and fit out consultancy has helped a Bromsgrove technology company save money on the design and fit out of its new office building.


News
Jaguar Land Rover to move production of its Discovery model from Solihull to Slovakia.  

12 Jun 18

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that is will be moving production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV model from the Solihull factory to Slovakia from next year.


FOI
IT Infrastructure 

12 Jun 18

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Daniel Shaw on 12 June 2018 .


News
Police to introduce new roadside breathalyser technology allowing for on-the-spot proof of drink driving. 

11 Jun 18

The government has announced tougher measures on drink-driving in order to improve road safety.


Blog feature
Students in focus 

11 Jun 18

It was far from a snap decision when DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood picked the winners in a college photography competition.


Business
EVENT: Advanced Technologies for the Aerospace Supply Chain 

7 Jun 18

Join HK3D and Mitsubishi EDM atIn-Comm’s Training and Manufacturing Group event on Thursday 28th June.


Rugby
Star Trek-style lasers to transform healthcare are a step nearer reality 

7 Jun 18

Aston University boffins working on making sci-fi technology a reality…


Rugby
150,000 Birmingham jobs at risk due to automation 

7 Jun 18

Technology will make many existing jobs redundant.


Business
We’re at Automechanika Birmingham 2018 

6 Jun 18

Have you stopped off at ourAutomechanika Birminghamstand? Our experts are on hand to discuss the latest products and technology in the industry today.


Blog comment
City research: the world’s first liquid air energy storage plant, opening today 

5 Jun 18

In 2014, the world’s first research centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham established a five-year research chair appointment under the leadership of Professor Yulong Ding.


FOI
Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

5 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 5 June 2018 .


FOI
IT Infrastructure 

5 Jun 18

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Daniel Shaw on 5 June 2018 .


Blog arts
Breaking the Ice 

5 Jun 18

TITANIC – The Musical Birmingham Hippodrome, Monday 4 th June, 2018   This story about belief in the infallibility of technology is delayed by a technical hitch, sort of foreshadowing what is to befall the ill-fated ‘unsinkable’ ship – …


Business
Visit Arlington Automotive at Automechanika 2018 this week. 

4 Jun 18

Arlington Automotive will be exhibiting at #Automechanika tomorrow on stand H17, where representatives from our Midlands and North East facilities will be on hand to share their expert knowledge on all the latest products and technology.







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