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“The Limits of Consensus?”: Somaliland’s 2017 presidential election observed

Six months beyond Somaliland’s presidential election on November 13th  2017, “The Limits of Consensus?”, the final report by the DPU-led, UK government-funded international election observation mission, has delivered the mission’s findings. The report was launched in London in March; an event in New Zealand, host to a small Somali community, followed in April. More lies ahead: the report is the basis of a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels in late May. And in July, the report will launch in Somaliland itself, at the Hargeisa International Book Fair and Somali Studies International Association conference.

UCL Researchers look a little deeper into skin ageing

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.

Super Resolution Radial Fluctuations (SRRF) – UCL pioneers algorithm in microscopy

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. 

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.