Archive of Research News

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30 October 2013: RNA build-up linked to dementia and motor neuron disease

A new toxic entity associated with genetically inherited forms of dementia and motor neuron disease has been identified by scientists at the UCL Institute of Neurology. More...

30 October 2013: First results from world’s most sensitive dark matter detector

After its first run of more than three months, operating a mile underground in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a new experiment named LUX has proven itself the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world. More...

30 October 2013: Reindeers' eyes change colour with Arctic seasons

The eyes of Arctic reindeer change colour through the seasons from gold to blue, adapting to extreme changes of light levels in their environment and helping detect predators. More...

30 October 2013: Crowdsourcing the Slade: call to help complete class photo archive

The Slade School of Fine Art has a fascinating, but currently incomplete, collection of annual class photographs dating from 1931. A new project, led by the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, is appealing for help to identify the sitters in the photos and complete the collection. More...

29 October 2013: Striking research images sought for UCL competition

Does your research produce images that have aesthetic and artistic appeal? If so, consider entering the annual ‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research’ competition and exhibition. More...

28 October 2013: New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue

A common blue pigment used in the £5 note could have an important role to play in the development of a quantum computer, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature. More...

28 October 2013: Smart neurons: single dendrites can perform computations

When you look at the hands of a clock or the streets on a map, your brain is effortlessly performing computations that tell you about the orientation of these objects. New research by UCL scientists has shown that these computations can be carried out by the microscopic branches of neurons known as dendrites, which are the receiving elements of neurons. More...

24 October 2013: Dolphins inspire new radar system

Inspired by how dolphins hunt with bubble nets, engineers at UCL, the University of Southampton and Cobham Technical Services, have developed a new kind of radar that can detect hidden surveillance equipment and explosives. More...

24 October 2013: UCL and Institute of Education announce new Q-Step Centre

UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have been chosen to host one of 15 Q-Step Centres to train undergraduates in quantitative social science. More...

18 October 2013: Over £7 million for government data project

UCL is part of a consortium that has been awarded £7.6 million to provide academic researchers with access to government data. More...

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