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Tributes to Nobel Laureate and UCL alumnus Sir Charles Kao

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Sir Charles Kao receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Science from UCL in 2010

Academics from across UCL have paid tribute to Nobel Laureate, Professor Sir Charles Kao, following his death aged 84.        

Built-in sound amplifier helps male mosquitoes find females

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Yellow fever mosquito

The ears of male mosquitoes amplify the sound of an approaching female using a self-generated phantom tone that mimics the female’s wingbeats, which increases the ear’s acoustic input by a factor of up to 45,000, finds a new UCL-led study.

UCL partners with Google to grow quantum software industry in the UK

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UCL is joining forces with Google to launch a £5.5m Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modelling and simulation.

Listen to Her! Egypt's women fight for their rights

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Listen to her

Egyptian women have been at the forefront of Egypt’s political and economic struggles with nearly 3 million protesting against sexual harassment in 2013, yet their fight against social stigmas at home and abroad remains largely unnoticed within Western circles. 

Solar Orbiter will be key in understanding solar activity

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Solar Orbiter 2

The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter leaves the UK this week for testing in Germany, hosting state-of-the-art instruments on board designed by teams including UCL physicists.

UCL tribute to Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

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Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz was Professor of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and a Clinical Geneticist.

Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers

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Contact lens

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.

Heavy metal music is inclusive and governed by rules of etiquette

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mosh web

Forget wild and chaotic behaviour, heavy metal music culture is inclusive and governed by etiquette and codes of conduct, according to new UCL research.

New DeepMind professorship at UCL to push frontiers of AI

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New Artificial Intelligence Professor will have full academic freedom

Leading AI company DeepMind is establishing a Professorship of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at UCL - where two of its co-founders, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, were students.

George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register

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George Orwell

The Orwell Papers, housed at UCL Special Collections, have been formally inscribed to the prestigious UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. 

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