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Shock-absorbing 'goo' discovered in bone

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Shock-absorbing 'goo' discovered in bone

New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of ‘goo’ trapped between tiny crystals, lubricating and allowing movement. It is this flexibility that stops bones from shattering.

A Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

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Calcium atoms (orange spheres) arranged between graphene planes (blue honeycomb) creates a superconductor CaC6. (Credit: Greg Stewart / SLAC)

Scientists from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL and the  London Centre for Nanotechnology have discovered a potential way to make graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise for future electronics – superconducting. The study, performed in collaboration with Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is published in Nature Communications.

UCL open letter to Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail

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Hiranya on Newsnight

Professor David Price, Vice-Provost for Research at UCL, has written an open letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of UCL academics appearing on Newsnight. The contents of this letter are reproduced in full below.

Dr Hiranya Peiris discusses 'Gravity waves seen for the first time. What does it prove?' on BBC Two Newsnight

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Professor David Walker wins IOP Optics and Photonics Prize

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Prof. David Walker

Professor David Walker has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP)
Optics and Photonics Prize for 2014.

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