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Archive of Media headlines

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How to make use of unloved urban spaces

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Bill Hodgson (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) comments on the difficulties in converting unused garages in London. Read: Economist

Portugal's golden mystery

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Professor Neill Lochery (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies) discusses the use of Nazi gold in World War II to buy wolfram from Portugal. Read: Wall Street Journal

Better understanding the regions

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UCL Australia will be collaborating with The Yorke and Mid North Regional Alliance on a project to determine how best to prepare Clare, Australia for renewable energy and other low carbon technologies. Read: Northern Argus

Are we too clean?

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Ahead of his talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Professor Graham Rook (UCL Research Department of Infection) discuses whether good hygiene can lead to an increase in allergies. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You & Yours’ (from 19 mins 49 secs)

Frederick Friend, 1941-2014

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Dr Paul Ayris (UCL Library Services) leads tributes to Frederick Friend, Honorary Director of Scholarly Communication at UCL, who passed away last month. Read: THE

'Resist urge to control e-cigarettes', WHO told

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) calls for “bespoke regulation” on electronic cigarettes and says they should be regulated appropriate to what they are. Read: BBC News, More: Scotsman, The Herald, Listen: BBC Radio 2 'Jeremy Vine' (from 1 hour 4 mins), More: BBC Radio Wales 'Morning Call' (from 14 mins 46 secs)

Lasers 'could prevent' need for root canal treatment

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Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on a new technique which uses lasers to regenerate dentin in damaged teeth, cautioning that enamel will be much more difficult to regrow. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 44 mins 53 secs)

Prize fight

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Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies) says that it is premature to write off the rebooted Longtiude prize as folly, even though it seeks exclusively scientific solutions to global challenges. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

Games at the Grant

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Dean Veall (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) introduces ‘Games at the Grant’ and gives more details on the diverse programme of public events run by the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Watch: London Live

Hawkins\Brown submits £30m Bartlett revamp

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Hawkins/Brown has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture. The building will be reconfigured to double the amount of teaching and research space, whilst maintaining the building’s existing structure. Read: Architects Journal, More: Building Design, UCL News

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