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Nanotech art conservation

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Carolien Coon (UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage) explains the role nanotechnology can play in art conservation. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ (from 9 mins 19 secs), More: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 19 mins 20 secs)

Trade deals in two years: ‘You’re joking, right?’

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Diary by Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) on the events of last week, including, the EU referendum and the medical effects of Brexit. Read: Spectator

Fifth of women between 35 and 44 take longer than a year to conceive

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A study by UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found that almost a fifth of women aged 35 to 44 have struggled to conceive, with those settling down later in life more likely to report infertility. Read: Independent, More: Daily Mail

Football on the brain

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Research led by Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) aims to discover what sets elite athletes apart in psychology and behaviour from the rest of us. Read: New Scientist (£)

Tax new diesel cars up to £5,000 to cut pollution, says report

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A report by researchers from the UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources has suggested that the purchase of highly polluting diesel cars in the UK should be discouraged with a tax of up to £5,000 to help tackle the public health emergency of air pollution. Read: Guardian

Meet Robert, the alien hunting AI

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A team led by Dr Ingo Waldmann (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has developed a deep belief neural network, called RobERt, which is trained to search exoplanets for signs of life. Read: Daily Mail

Can Brexit be averted?

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Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit) explains the scenarios in which the UK may not leave the EU. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The World Tonight’ (from 34 mins 30 secs)

The next wearable technology could be your skin

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PhD candidate Luca Santarelli (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how flexible organic electronics could one day make artificial skin displays a reality. Read: The Conversation

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