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Measuring distance with a single photo

Most cameras just record colour but now the 3D shapes of objects, captured through only a single lens, can be accurately estimated using new software developed by UCL computer scientists.

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Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life

The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is being monitored in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust.

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Changing London’s cycling infrastructure will improve safety

London and other cities in Britain could be made safer for cyclists finds a study by researchers at UCL and Loughborough University. The report commissioned by Transport for London (TfL), makes recommendations which could be implemented using £913 million earmarked by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson to improve cycle safety in the capital and increase the number of cyclists four-fold by 2026, say the scientists behind the study.

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UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair

In July, UCL Engineering and UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) teamed up with the James Dyson Foundation to create an innovative week-long summer school.

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A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)

Today we received with sadness the news of the passing of our dear colleague, friend, and outstanding planner and academic, Professor Sir Peter Hall. Please find a tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall, written by Professor Matthew Carmona (UCL Built Environment), commemorating his life and career below:

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Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission

Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report published today by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science. 

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UCL working to inspire pupils in Newham

UCL has been engaging with schools in Newham, with the aim of inspiring pupils from the borough to consider higher education as a viable option, and applications to UCL from students living in Newham have risen by 31% in the past year.

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London’s Volunteering University

We all know that UCL is ‘London’s Global University’, but maybe it’s time for the institution to be seen as ‘London’s Volunteering University’.

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UCL top in research council income

UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

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Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL

23 postdoctoral researchers from 14 different countries have been awarded Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. The awards will enable researchers to spend up to two years working with research teams across all schools at UCL.

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Cycling safer than driving for young people

Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age.

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UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available

The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme invites applications to fund cross-disciplinary projects in Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

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