Archive of UCL in the media

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21 May 2012: Bike wheels lead the way for bespoke advertising

UCL student Art Stavenka (UCL SSEES) has won a £7,500 loan for developing special strips of LEDs which attach to bike spokes. When moving, the LEDs enable computer-generated images to be displayed. Read: Daily Mail More...

21 May 2012: Breaking ice on Jupiter’s moons

“Studying these watery worlds is the next vital step beyond Mars in the search for the conditions for life in our solar system,” says Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: FT (£) More...

18 May 2012: Memristors in silicon promising for dense, fast memory

UCL researchers led by Dr Anthony Kenyon (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) have revealed details of a promising way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip. Read: BBC News More: UCL News More...

18 May 2012: Facebook shows how university is a startup’s friend

The years spent at university provide the safest, most supportive environment for entrepreneurs, and expose them to innovative research and support, financial or otherwise, says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise). Read: City A.M. More...

17 May 2012: New UCL-sponsored academy in Swiss Cottage is six times over-subscribed

UCL Academy has received 1,085 applications for 180 places in the first Year 7 entry form this September. “We are delighted by the response from parents to the opening of the academy,” said Principal Geraldine Davies. Read: Ham & High More...

17 May 2012: International justice is needed – even if it takes 100 more years to perfect it

International Criminal Court may seem Africa-centric, but hopefully this will come to be seen as teething problems in creating legitimate global judiciary, says Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws). Read: Guardian More...

16 May 2012: The Man who Discovered Egypt

Ancient Egypt was vandalised by tomb raiders and treasure hunters until a maverick Victorian genius named Flinders Petrie took them on. Petrie went on to make significant discoveries, shaping modern archaeology in the process. Watch: BBC Four More...

16 May 2012: Why modern PhD students need travel to broaden their minds

British business offers its future leaders overseas experience, so why is the British PhD still such a stay-at-home affair, asks Tanya Filer (UCL School of EU Languages, Culture and Society). Read: Guardian More...

15 May 2012: When ministers say 'no' to FOI requests

The Coalition government used its powers under FOI to veto the release of NHS Risk Registers yesterday, an issue which has been rumbling on since an FOI request by a Labour MP, says Dr Ben Worthy (UCL Constitution Unit). Read: BBC News UCL Constitution Unit blog More...

15 May 2012: The Dictator: Why do autocrats do strange things?

Dr Benet Salway (UCL History) talks about Roman Emperor Caligula, one of the earliest autocrats, who was known for his short temper and erratic behaviour. Read: BBC News More...

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