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LUX dark matter detector

Detecting dark matter

The kind of matter and energy we can see and touch – whether it is in the form of atoms and molecules, or heat and light, only forms a tiny proportion of the content of the Universe, only about 5%. Over a quarter is dark matter, which is totally invisible but whose gravitational attraction can be detected; while over two thirds is dark energy, a force that pushes the Universe to expand ever faster.
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26 April 2012: 50th Anniversary of the UK's first step into space

The first satellite to carry experiments devised and operated by UK universities including UCL was launched 50 years ago today. More...

19 April 2012: UCL News podcast – 18 April 2012

UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

5 April 2012: Study links Google search behaviour to GDP

Internet users from countries with a higher per capita gross domestic product (GDP) are more likely to search for information about the future than information about the past, a quantitative analysis of Google search queries has shown. More...

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