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Herschel Space Observatory loses its cool

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Herschel

Europe's Herschel Space Observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, after almost four years of scientific observations.

TEDxCERN simulcast at UCL

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Hiranya Peiris

CERN is hosting a TEDx event on 3 May 2013. Although the TEDxCERN main stage will be in Geneva, the UCL Institute for Origins and UCL Physics and Astronomy are hosting a live "simulcast" from 12:30 onwards on the day.

Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas

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Sounds of UCL competition icon

What sounds make up London’s global university? UCL Communications has announced the winners of its ‘Sounds of UCL’ competition, which invited staff and students to capture ambient audio clips that reflect the life of UCL.

Child heart surgeons access clearer picture of their success rate

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Heart operation

For the first time, teams that care for children needing heart surgery have been able to review their short-term success rate better across all the different operations they perform.

Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms

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Silicon atoms

By introducing individual silicon atom ‘defects’ using a scanning tunnelling microscope, scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states.

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