Archive of Research News

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30 April 2013: Herschel Space Observatory loses its cool

Europe's Herschel Space Observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, after almost four years of scientific observations. More...

26 April 2013: UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants awarded to 22 new projects

22 new research projects have been awarded funding of up to £5,000 through the 2013 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme.
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25 April 2013: Google search patterns reveal early signs of stock market movements

Patterns in Google searches for financial terms could have been used as early warning signs of stock market movements, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. More...

24 April 2013: ‘Clean’ your memory to pick a winner

Predicting the winner of a sporting event with accuracy close to that of a statistical computer programme could be possible with proper training, according to researchers. More...

22 April 2013: TEDxCERN simulcast at UCL

CERN is hosting a TEDx event on 3 May 2013. Although the TEDxCERN main stage will be in Geneva, the UCL Institute for Origins and UCL Physics and Astronomy are hosting a live "simulcast" from 12:30 onwards on the day. More...

19 April 2013: Learning disabilities affect up to 10 per cent of children

Up to 10 per cent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom according to a new study. More...

17 April 2013: Light drinking during pregnancy not linked to developmental problems in childhood

Light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to adverse behavioural or cognitive outcomes in childhood, suggests a new study published today. More...

15 April 2013: From Austen to French cinema: UCL celebrates the arts

Join UCL in a ten-day celebration of the arts that will give the public a chance to experience, explore and engage with the latest research. More...

4 April 2013: Child heart surgeons access clearer picture of their success rate

For the first time, teams that care for children needing heart surgery have been able to review their short-term success rate better across all the different operations they perform. More...

3 April 2013: Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms

By introducing individual silicon atom ‘defects’ using a scanning tunnelling microscope, scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states. More...

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