Archive of UCL in the media

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25 October 2012: London's diversity mapped with Twitter languages chart

Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) and Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) have mapped London's Twitter languages. Read: Metro More: Daily Mail Telegraph Sky New Scientist Phys.org
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23 October 2012: L'Aquila quake scientists: creating scapegoats will cost even more lives

Many more lives can be saved by earthquake mitigation measures than by retrospectively targeting scientists, says Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: Guardian More: Times of India Guardian II AFP Sydney Morning Herald More...

23 October 2012: Jack Straw and Iraq war: Philippe Sands

Professor Philippe Sands QC (UCL Laws) comments on whether the former foreign secretary really knew the full facts and if he may change his mind on the military action. Watch: BBC News More...

23 October 2012: Twitter reveals London's ethnic groupings

Dr Muhammad Adnan (UCL Geography) has produced a map showing London’s ethnic groupings using a million geotagged tweets for London during September and October this year. Read: Guardian More...

23 October 2012: Give up those bad habits at 40 and you could be a golden oldie

“Our study shows the cumulative impact of healthy behaviours on successful ageing - the greater the number of healthy behaviours, the greater the benefit,” says Dr Severine Sabia (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Daily Mail More: Scotsman More...

22 October 2012: Revealed: the 200 Scottish lochs polluted by acid rain

Despite dramatic reductions in pollution, recovery will take a long time, said Dr Chris Curtis (UCL Geography). "The benefits of reducing acid deposition may be delayed because of the legacy of more than a century of acid deposition, some of which is stored in the soils of upland areas," he said. Read: Herald Scotland More...

22 October 2012: Pub event to select winner of university research funds

Researchers from UCL will present ideas on how to tackle some of the world’s problems to the public at the inaugural Focus on the Positive event on October 30. Read: NY Times More: UCL News More...

19 October 2012: University Challenge

UCL beat University of Exeter by 175 points to go through to the second round. Watch: BBC2 University Challenge More...

19 October 2012: Wikipedia edit-a-thon brings women scientists out of the shadows

"It is shameful that when you ask people, including scientists, to name well known female scientists and engineers, they can barely get past Marie Curie,” says Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Guardian More: Huffington Post Telegraph Nature Nature II More...

19 October 2012: Pigeon simulator to give the public a chance to explore cities from above

Researchers from the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis have combined the Google Earth flight simulator with a motion sensitive controller to allow people to fly around the city using bird movements. Read: Daily Mail More...

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