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The future's bright, the future's driverless..

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.

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Mapping the People of Scotland

We're living in the age of 'Big Data.' The information bank gathered by everything from social media services to mobile phones is so large that the usual processing applications can't cope. The challenge is to discover the most effective and efficient ways to analyse, share, understand and extract value from it all.

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Learning lessons from the UK's maths problem

In 2016, international league tables published by the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa), which are published every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ranked the UK in 27th place overall in the world in maths.

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Research into rare disorder wins Senior UCL Lecturer prestigious award

Pompe disease is probably not a disorder you're over familiar with. That's because although it's found in both genders and people of all ages, with numbers of sufferers varying among different ethnic groups, it's reckoned that the chance of being born with Pompe are only around one in 40,000.

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Cities Changing Diabetes – how UCL is helping combat urban diabetes

The rise of diabetes is one of the world’s most serious health challenges. It's reckoned that by 2040 more than half a billion people will suffer from it. This startling increase has its roots in a number of causes, from rising wealth and increasing consumption to more sedentary lifestyles and inequality of access to health care.

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A new university, a new collaboration in medical education

In October 2016, New Giza University (NGU) opened its doors 'creating an extraordinary youthful environment filled with energy, talent, and cultural diversity that redefines the future Egypt, a vibrant community of world class interdisciplinary researchers, professors, and students that foster excellence and encourages innovation.'

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Creating the UK's largest data display for the London Transport Museum

In 2010, at the Techonomy Conference in the USA, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, 'Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.'   Today, it's reckoned that 90% of the data in the world was created in the last two years. 

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Performance under stress

Performance under stress is a make-or-break skill in the modern world. It makes the difference in everyone’s life, from daily driving through to managing our workloads. Extreme sports athletes must be masters of this skill, as they make snap decisions under death-defying conditions and while pushing their bodies to the limit.

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UCL industry partnership advances telecommunications

When global telecommunications company Huawei contacted UCL about a partnership, Polina Bayvel, Professor of Optical Communications and Networks at the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, knew the benefits could be huge.

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UCL help to evaluate London's first PassivHaus

Climate change and spiralling energy costs have made saving energy to help save money and, quite possibly, the planet, imperative – which makes UCL’s involvement in the deep building performance evaluation (BPE) study on London’s first Passivhaus in Camden all the more timely.

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