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4 March 2014: New data confirms Arctic ice trends: sea ice being lost at a rate of five days per decade
The melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade, according to new research from a team including Prof Julienne Stroeve (Professor of Polar Observation and Modelling at UCL Earth Sciences). New analysis of satellite data shows the Arctic Ocean absorbing ever more of the sun’s energy in summer, leading to an ever later appearance of sea ice in the autumn. In some regions, autumn freeze-up is occurring up to 11 days per decade later than it used to. More...
20 February 2014: Space eye with 34 telescopes will investigate one million stars
The European Space Agency has just approved the PLATO (Planetary Transits and Oscillations of Stars) mission, an ambitious project to learn the properties of Earth-like worlds orbiting nearby stars. The mission, which launches in 2024, will be developed by a consortium which includes UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). More...
20 February 2014: Astronomers find solar storms behave like supernovae
Researchers at UCL have studied the behaviour of the Sun's coronal mass ejections, explaining for the first time the details of how these huge eruptions behave as they fall back onto the Sun’s surface. In the process, they have discovered that coronal mass ejections have a surprising twin in the depths of space: the tendrils of gas in the Crab Nebula, which lie 6500 light-years away and are millions of times larger. More...
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...
10 February 2014: UCL to host European hub for responsible research and innovation
UCL is to be the home of the UK’s National Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which will aim to bring together researchers, policymakers, industry and the public, as part of a €7m project funded by the European Commission. More...
22 January 2014: Supernova in Messier 82 discovered by UCL students
21 January 2014: Frozen magnetic monopoles create new laboratory physics
13 January 2014: UCL wins £1m for clean hydrogen technology
10 January 2014: UCL astronomers recognised by Royal Astronomical Society
9 January 2014: Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis
9 January 2014: Researchers grapple with nuclear legacy
7 January 2014: ALMA spots supernova dust factory 160,000 light years away
19 December 2013: Dennis Lindley – in memoriam
17 December 2013: ESA’s Billion Star Surveyor: UCL’s contribution
13 December 2013: Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
13 December 2013: UCL research 'among top 10 physics breakthroughs of the year'
13 December 2013: Astronomers discover first noble gas molecules in space
9 December 2013: Electrical control of single atom magnets
29 November 2013: Comet ISON: full of surprises
28 November 2013: GREAT3 challenges researchers to find new methods for measuring weak gravitational lensing
22 November 2013: MAPS wins funding for two Centres for Doctoral Training
18 November 2013: UCL top in research council income
14 November 2013: Quantum state world record smashed
5 November 2013: Designer Piercings: New membrane pores with DNA nanotechnology
4 November 2013: Roots of earthquakes explained
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