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12 February 2014: Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
A £10.3 million grant has been awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to find safer, more sustainable materials for manufacturing. More...
9 January 2014: Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis
Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to the first unambiguous theoretical evidence of quantum effects in photosynthesis published today in the journal Nature Communications. More...
7 January 2014: ALMA spots supernova dust factory 160,000 light years away
UK scientists have used the ALMA telescope to help capture the remains of a recent supernova - or exploding star – that is brimming with freshly formed dust 160,000 light years from Earth. More...
17 December 2013: ESA’s Billion Star Surveyor: UCL’s contribution
On Thursday 19 December at 09:12 GMT, a satellite designed to unlock the secrets of the birth and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy will be launched by the European Space Agency. More...
13 December 2013: Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
A striking image showing the spiral structure of heart muscle fibres in minute detail is the overall winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run by the UCL Graduate School. More...
13 December 2013: Astronomers discover first noble gas molecules in space
28 November 2013: GREAT3 challenges researchers to find new methods for measuring weak gravitational lensing
18 November 2013: UCL top in research council income
30 October 2013: First results from world’s most sensitive dark matter detector
29 October 2013: Striking research images sought for UCL competition
28 October 2013: New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue
11 October 2013: Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting
11 October 2013: ExoMars Rover uses PanCam to explore Atacama Desert
8 October 2013: Peter Higgs & François Englert win Nobel Prize for Physics
9 September 2013: Another Way of Seeing: contemporary art responds to astronomy
6 September 2013: Reflecting on Earth's albedo
3 September 2013: UK scientists begin 5 year quest to solve cosmic detective puzzle
19 August 2013: Festival of the Planets comes to London
15 August 2013: David Willetts visits UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
2 August 2013: Government commits to Proton Beam Therapy at UCLH
11 July 2013: Solar tsunami used to measure Sun’s magnetic field
9 May 2013: UCL awarded record number of ESRC studentships
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