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Teachers question accuracy of baseline assessment

The test used to assess four-years old in reception class when they start school does not accurately reflect children?s ability at this age, according to research carried out by UCL for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Published: Feb 12, 2016 10:21:05 AM

Saturn and Enceladus produce the same amount of plasma

The first evidence that Saturn?s upper atmosphere may, when buffeted by the solar wind, emit the same total amount of mass per second into its magnetosphere as its moon, Enceladus, has been found by UCL scientists working on the Cassini mission.

Published: Feb 11, 2016 11:29:47 AM

Record for fastest data rate set

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates.

Published: Feb 11, 2016 10:27:10 AM

Blocking stress protein relieves chronic pain in mice

A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.

Published: Feb 11, 2016 9:20:19 AM

Understanding the physics of pancakes to save sight

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.

Published: Feb 8, 2016 10:56:51 AM