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The melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade, according to new research from a team including Prof Julienne Stroeve (Professor of Polar Observation and Modelling at UCL Earth Sciences). New analysis of satellite data shows the Arctic Ocean absorbing ever more of the sun’s energy in summer, leading to an ever later appearance of sea ice in the autumn. In some regions, autumn freeze-up is occurring up to 11 days per decade later than it used to. More...
Published: Mar 4, 2014 2:42:30 PM
The European Space Agency has just approved the PLATO (Planetary Transits and Oscillations of Stars) mission, an ambitious project to learn the properties of Earth-like worlds orbiting nearby stars. The mission, which launches in 2024, will be developed by a consortium which includes UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). More...
Published: Feb 20, 2014 11:31:37 AM
Researchers at UCL have studied the behaviour of the Sun's coronal mass ejections, explaining for the first time the details of how these huge eruptions behave as they fall back onto the Sun’s surface. In the process, they have discovered that coronal mass ejections have a surprising twin in the depths of space: the tendrils of gas in the Crab Nebula, which lie 6500 light-years away and are millions of times larger. More...
Published: Feb 20, 2014 10:37:04 AM
A £10.3 million grant has been awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to find safer, more sustainable materials for manufacturing. More...
Published: Feb 12, 2014 10:15:47 AM
UCL is to be the home of the UK’s National Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which will aim to bring together researchers, policymakers, industry and the public, as part of a €7m project funded by the European Commission. More...
Published: Feb 10, 2014 3:28:42 PM
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