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It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago.
Published: Sep 23, 2016 10:38:47 AM
Hinode, a satellite which observes the Sun’s activity in high resolution, today marks ten years of success since its launch. It carries three instruments, one of which – the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) – was built and is managed by a UCL team.
Published: Sep 22, 2016 10:20:05 AM
The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred direction or spinning.
Published: Sep 22, 2016 9:39:01 AM
Gaia, a European Space Agency satellite designed to unlock
the secrets of the birth and evolution of the Milky Way, has released
its first wave of data on the positions and brightness for about one billion
Published: Sep 14, 2016 12:01:39 PM
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that it will fund a research fellow in Data Science and Food at UCL. The fellowship is the first significant investment in data science across any governmental body. The partnership initiates big data collaborations, highlighting the potential for big data analytics to reveal important insights that have societal benefits. Through this opportunity the FSA will also be part of a larger UCL research initiative through its Big Data Institute (UCL BDI).
Published: Sep 12, 2016 8:44:00 AM