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A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission concept to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather will be worked on by teams from across the UK with UCL playing a pivotal role in developing instruments on board the spacecraft.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Pancras International, HSI Ltd partnered with students from the UCL's History Dept, led by Professor Margot Finn, to learn more about the station's rich and varied history.
UCL's Dr Tristan Smith, Reader in Energy and Shipping, Bartlett's School of Environment, Energy & Resources. discusses how international shipping contributes to CO2 emissions, saying the level 'needs to reduce rapidly if we are to avoid the risks of dangerous climate change'
Jam today doesn’t have to mean jam tomorrow
Our attempts to defy the ageing process are not a modern phenomenon. In ancient Egypt early skin lotions included the use of castor oil, as well as Cleopatra's legendary donkey milk baths. The Romans, however, preferred protective balms and skin creams made of beeswax, olive oil and rosewater.
Microscopy has been the major tool for studies of cells and one of the main driving forces for life sciences research. The birth of microscopy in the 16th century led to the first ‘wave of discovery’: the existence of cells and their internal structures. However, fundamental properties of light impose limitations on light microscopes. These prevent scientists from accurately resolving structures smaller than 300 nanometers (nm) – which is just the size range of many cellular compartments, molecular complexes and viruses.
Early in 2016 UCL Transport Institute (UCLTI) was commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT) to conduct a scoping study into the social and behavioural questions associated with automated vehicles – better known as AVs.
DNA evidence has been used in the criminal justice field for several decades, but in recent years, much smaller and more degraded samples have been able to be used for DNA profiling. UCL's Professor David Balding is the Chair in Statistical Genetics at the Genetics Institute and a pioneer in this breakthrough technique.