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As well as being pretty, crystals tell us something profound: their shapes reflect the way they are structured on the tiniest of scales. The orderly arrangement of their atoms in a neat lattice scales up to produce crystals’ simple, geometric shapes, making their appearance a peep-hole into the world of atoms and molecules. More...
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The manifold paths of biology. Credit: Ben Calderhead (UCL CoMPLEX)
Atomic force microscope image of a polymer film. Credit: Nico Seidler (UCL Physics and Astronomy)
Novarupta dome, Katmai National Park. Credit: Richard Wall (UCL Earth Sciences)
This image shows the shape of a gold nanocrystal, with arrows to indicate the crystal directions of its main facets and colour coded for the strains on its surface. Credit: Ian Robinson (UCL Chemistry)
Buckyballs (C60) in a solution of liquid ammonia. Credit: Chris Howard (UCL Physics and Astronomy)
Lab facilities in the Christopher Ingold Building. Credit: Chris Blackman (UCL Chemistry)
Structure of epoxy sealant. Credit: Bo Chen (UCL Chemistry)
Radar map of Venus. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS/UCL Earth Sciences
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Just how did life on Earth begin? The precise point at which sterile chemical processes came alive is still shrouded in mystery. However, new research by Dr Matthew Powner (UCL Chemistry) and colleagues at other institutions may shed some light on how this happened. More...
Published: May 14, 2013 3:00:00 PM
Scientists have discovered a new drug with great promise for
the fight against cancer. Called SSR128129E, or SSR for short, it binds to
receptors on the surfaces of cancer cells and stops the growth of blood vessels
within tumours. It offers a targeted therapy that starves tumours of blood without
the side-effects common with many cancer therapies.
Published: May 10, 2013 1:59:34 PM
Early-warning sensor systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV – using mobile phones and the internet are being developed by a major new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) led by UCL. More...
Published: May 9, 2013 10:46:59 AM
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