Archive of UCL in the media

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31 May 2011: Weather bends noise from highways

Nick Ovenden (UCL Mathematics) explains how the right temperatures and wind conditions can bend highway noise so that it can be heard much further away than expected. Read: Discovery News, Listen: German Public Radio (in German), More coverage: MSNBC
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31 May 2011: Reindeer gained UV vision after moving to the Arctic

Research by Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) shows that reindeer are able to see using ultraviolet light - an ability which helps them find food and avoid predators. Read: New Scientist
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27 May 2011: Is dyscalculia as serious as dyslexia?

Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) calls for additional support for people with dyscalculia - the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'Today', Read: The Independent, More coverage: BBC 1's 'Breakfast', The Times, Times Educational Supplement,
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27 May 2011: New waste strategy achieves an industry first

UCL's new waste strategy has cut the university's carbon emissions by more than a quarter. Read: The Guardian
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26 May 2011: BBC One's 'Fake Britain'

Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) talks about the dangers associated with 'stem cell tourism' and highlights some of the safeguards people should take before considering any treatment. Watch: BBC One's 'Fake Britain' (from 29mins 13s)
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25 May 2011: The dangers of ketamine

Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology) discusses the effects of ketamine and why so few young people are aware of its dangers. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour' (from 1min 3s), Read: Sunday Telegraph, More coverage: Daily Mail
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24 May 2011: Growing tensions between courts and MPs

Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) analyses the tensions between courts and parliament which have recently been brought into focus by debate over the use of injunctions. Listen: BBC Radio 4's 'Today'
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24 May 2011: Research funding should reward excellence

Vice-Provost (Research) Professor David Price argues that limited funds mean that hard decisions have to be made on research funding.  Read: Guardian HE Network
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24 May 2011: Science 'X Factor' with big prize

The UCL-led FuturICT project to develop computing facilities capable of analysing data on a global scale is one of six pilot schemes vying for European funding worth more than €1 billion. Watch: BBC World Service
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23 May 2011: How Dylan looks back to go forward

As Bob Dylan prepares to turn 70, Professor Philip Horne (UCL English Language & Literature) looks back over his musical career. Read: Daily Telegraph
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