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Wi-Fi detection system sees through walls

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A team from UCL has developed a target detection system that uses existing Wi-Fi signals to track and monitor moving bodies through walls. Read: The Engineer

Internet usage boosts health of the elderly

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A study led by Lindsay Kobayashi (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has found that older people who use the internet regularly are healthier because they are better informed about medical issues. Read: Daily Mail, More: Daily Express

Can we stop the rise of the career politician?

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The Parliamentary Candidates UK (PCUK) study, led by Dr Jennifer Hudson (UCL Constitution Unit), shows that that a third of all candidates for the 2015 general election already have political jobs as councillors, advisers or union officials. Read: Telegraph

Magic shoes: How to hear yourself instantly happy

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Research led by Dr Ana Tajadura Jimenez (UCL Interaction Centre) as part of the Hearing Body Project, has found that It is possible to ‘hear yourself happy’ by changing the noises that the body hears as it moves around. Read: New Scientist, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail

What’s next for the world’s 5 million IVF babies?

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Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) explains how studying 20 years’ worth of data can help scientists to understand the long-term health effects of IVF - and how to improve its success rate and safety. Read: Guardian

Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines

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Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (UCL Computer Science) explains how the leak of 600GB of logs from hardware appliances used to filter internet traffic in and out of Syria offered a unique opportunity to examine the workings of a real-world internet censorship apparatus. Read: The Conversation

Landing on a comet

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) who developed one of the instruments on the Rosetta Orbiter says that all the data has been retrieved from its lander Philae and explains what will happen next now Philae has lost power on a comet. Listen: Naked Scientists

New hope for extremely premature babies?

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In a patient-led piece, Professor Neil Marlow (UCL Women's Health) talks about EPICure, a series of studies of survival and later health among babies and young people who were born at extremely low gestations. Watch: Channel 4 News

Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests

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A study involving Dr Georgios Tsakos & Professor Richard Watt (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) found that the poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth than the richest by the time they reach their 70s. Read: BBC News, More: Mirror, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Shropshire Star, Northern Echo, Yorkshire Post

The science of altruism

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A study led by Dr Molly Crockett (UCL Institute of Neurology) found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. Watch: BBC Newsnight (from 28mins), Read: Times (£), Daily Mail, Science, San Francisco Chronicle, UCL News

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