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Spins in silicon are feeling electric

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The team used similar materials to commercially available computer chips (pictured)

Scientists at UCL have developed a new way of changing information stored in quantum bits – a vital technology for ensuring computers continue to increase in power over the next century.

ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged

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Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn’s moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can have charged surfaces, according to UCL research.

Head of NASA visits UCL Academy

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Charles Bolden & Geraldine Davies

Charles Bolden, the head of NASA, visited UCL Academy on Thursday 9 October 2014.

The visit, which was arranged by UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, saw Bolden share his experience of leading four space shuttle missions and his own personal journey as an African-American growing up in the segregated south to 200 Academy students.

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