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Tree scanning forest

Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees

A terrestrial laser scanning technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre is more accurate in determining the biomass of trees and carbon stocks in forests than current methods, according to new research involving UCL.

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Video: Tree scanning in Lope National Park

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Can we stop the rise of the career politician?

The Parliamentary Candidates UK (PCUK) study, led by Dr Jennifer Hudson (UCL Constitution Unit), shows that that a third of all candidates for the 2015 general election already have political jobs as councillors, advisers or union officials. Read: Telegraph More...

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Monster telescope needs mind-bending mathematics to uncover secrets of the universe

Telescopes have come a long way since the days when they were all about lone astronomers watching the night sky through their upstairs windows. Today teams of astrophysicists build and use much more modern instruments, not only to observe light visible to our eyes, but also radio emissions from the universe, writes Dr Jason McEwen (UCL Space & Climate Physics) in The Conversation.