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Prospect of 'autism drug' raised after early tests

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“Despite hopeful signs for a future drug treatment of at least some autistic behaviours, it would be sad if too much pressure was now put on researchers to rush into applications," says Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News

'Boat' could explore the oceans of Saturn's moon Titan

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"We're already talking to China and India in terms of future exploration," says Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: Guardian

Art of the matter: Mystery of why some people are good at drawing and others aren't finally revealed

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Researchers from UCL have found that how a person perceives reality, remembers visual information and select objects all play a part in producing realistic images. Read: Daily Mail More: LiveScience

Elderly 'will almost pay for NHS by 2030'

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Elderly people's net economic contribution to Britain will almost equal the amount spent on the NHS within 20 years, according to a report from the UCL School of Pharmacy. Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail UCL press release

Cryosat mission's new views of polar ice

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"We can now say with good confidence that Cryosat's maps of ice thickness are correct to within 10-20cm," says Dr Seymour Laxon (UCL Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling). Read: BBC News More: Planet Earth

CityDashboard presents essential information about your hometown

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Getting the "pulse" of a city in real-time is a tricky job, but a team working at the UCL Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis has come up with a dashboard for visualising key information about the place you live. Read: Wired UK

Flap around London with the Pigeon Simulator

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George Mackerron (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has developed a simulator that lets users fly around London in Google Earth by mimicking the motions of a pigeon. Read: New Scientist More: Independent

Model suggests earlier response could have shortened London riots

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"This research is very experimental," says Professor Sir Alan Wilson (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). "We are within sight of being able to model this kind of event, and optimal police response." Read: Wired UK

How data could help fix London's transport woes

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Data could be the solution to London's stretched transport networks and shrinking development budgets, according to Jonathan Reades (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). Read: Wired UK

'Huge' water resource exists under Africa

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Researchers from UCL and the British Geological Survey have found that the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. Read: BBC More: Telegraph Reuters Daily Mail

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