Archive of UCL News

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17 July 2012: Videoooooh: Slade Exhibition

The Slade School of Fine Art at UCL is hosting a multi-screen video exhibition to coincide with the London Olympics. More...

17 July 2012: Architectural installations pop up around London

Five innovative architectural installations, designed by researchers at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, are being unveiled this week throughout London. More...

17 July 2012: Boost to wireless research facilities after £1.5million donation

Wireless research facilities at UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering received a boost last week with the official opening of the UCL-Aeroflex Wireless Communications Laboratory.
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17 July 2012: Life Study: latest UK birth cohort study named

The latest UK birth cohort study was named ‘Life Study’ at a central London meeting earlier today. The launch of the study's name and identity coincides with a consultative conference on the study for UK academics and policymakers. More...

17 July 2012: 'Inattention blindness' due to brain load

When we focus intently on one task, we often fail to see other things in plain sight - a phenomenon known as ‘inattention blindness’. Scientists already know that performing a task involving high information load - a ‘high load’ task - reduces our visual cortex response to incoming stimuli. Now researchers from UCL have examined the brain mechanisms behind this, further explaining why our brain becomes ‘blind’ under high load. More...

16 July 2012: Lords reform: what next?

On Tuesday 10 July, the government was forced to withdraw its programme motion on the Lords Reform Bill, and suffered a rebellion of 91 Conservative MPs on Second Reading of the bill. This was the largest rebellion of the coalition to date. More...

16 July 2012: A magnetic monster’s dual personality

An international team of scientists have discovered a rare hybrid star using ESA’s XMM-Newton and Nasa's SWIFT X-ray-telescopes. More...

12 July 2012: New Higher Education Achievement Report for UCL students

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is an electronic system that records student’s individual activities and achievements alongside any qualifications gained. More...

12 July 2012: Native American populations descend from three key migrations

Scientists have found that Native American populations — from Canada to the southern tip of Chile — arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Beringia, a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago. More...

10 July 2012: Residency for Sudanese Poet at the Petrie Museum

The Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi will begin a residency at the Petrie Museum for Egyptian Archaeology at UCL, thanks to a partnership with the Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) and funding from Arts Council England. More...

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