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18 September 2013: UCL students build low-cost, Arduino-powered, Lego atomic force microscope

Alice Pyne (UCL Chemistry) talks about how low-cost Lego atomic forced microscopes could help schools get access to high-tech scientific tools.  Read: Wired UK More...

18 September 2013: FutureLearn and free courses: is this what students really want?

Moocs are an online product of current higher education offline, says Professor Stephen Caddick (Vice-Provost, Enterprise) – standardised and one-size-fits-all. Read: Guardian More...

18 September 2013: Thousands of affordable homes axed

Michael Edwards (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) comments on the use economic viability assessments by housebuilders and property consultancies to significantly reduce the number of affordable homes in order to ensure large profit margins. Read: Guardian More...

17 September 2013: NHS spells out breast cancer screening risks

"There are potential risks as well as benefits associated with breast screening, and it is important women are given information that is clear and accessible," said Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Guardian More...

17 September 2013: Key differences found in brains of abused and neglected young people

The brains of some children who have been abused or neglected are structurally different from those of young people who have not been exposed to ill-treatment, according to UCL researchers. Read: Irish Times More...

16 September 2013: Tomorrow's cities: Sensor networks for the elderly

"Smart homes are not about internet-connected fridges, who wants that? But if sensors could tell me when my dad opened a fridge, I would know that he is OK,” says Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL CASA). Read: BBC News More...

16 September 2013: Fashion 'too scared to innovate with tech', says ex Topshop marketing chief

UCL spin-out, Chirp, has partnered with Topshop during London Fashion Week to inspire the fashion world through the power of digital birdsong. Read: Guardian More...

16 September 2013: Call to test children for the ovarian cancer gene

Dr Sue Gessler (UCL Institute for Women's Health) says early genetic testing would help women to “live with the uncertainty” of getting the disease. Read: The Times (£) More...

13 September 2013: The future of housing

Dr Jez Wingfield (UCL Energy Institute) talks to Radio4 about the government's Zero Carbon Hub report. Listen: BBC Radio4 (from 45 mins) More...

12 September 2013: Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help with chronic pain

Dr Nobuhiro Hagura (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) shows how Szechuan peppers stimulate specific fibres which link the lips and tongue to the brain. Read: UCL News More: Mail Independent National Geographic Science Now ABC Science Science News Asian Scientist Red Orbit Counsel & Heal New York Times
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