Archive of UCL News

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15 June 2012: Quantum bar magnets in a transparent salt

Scientists have managed to switch on and off the magnetism of a new material using quantum mechanics, making the material a test bed for future quantum devices. More...

14 June 2012: Most older pedestrians unable to cross the road in time

The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new UCL study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled ‘Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study’, has compared the walking speed of the older population in the UK (aged 65 and over) with the speed required to use a pedestrian crossing. More...

13 June 2012: No evidence for "knots" in space

Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang. More...

12 June 2012: UCL at Cheltenham Science Festival

A number of UCL academics and students are taking part in the Cheltenham Science Festival, which starts today. More...

11 June 2012: GACD members fund landmark research to reduce impact of hypertension

In June 2011 the UCL Institute for Global Health was selected to host the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Secretariat, working to curb chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease throughout the world. More...

11 June 2012: Scientists reveal structure of bacterial chainmail

An international team of scientists has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour.
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10 June 2012: Fundraising run to thank consultant

Consultant neurologist and director of the UCL Institute of Neurology Professor Mike Hanna, led a team of colleagues in a fundraising race to boost research into muscle wasting diseases. Running alongside him was one of his grateful patients.  More...

7 June 2012: New property of flames sparks advances in technology

Chemists at UCL have discovered a new property of flames, which allows them to control reactions at a solid surface in a flame and opens up a whole new field of chemical innovation. More...

7 June 2012: UK Birth Cohort Study appoints Deputy Director

Alissa Goodman has been appointed as Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the UK Birth Cohort Study at UCL, a post which has been created jointly by the university and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). More...

7 June 2012: UCL News podcast: Royal Society summer science exhibition

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

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