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Brain takes seconds to switch modes during tasks

The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new UCL study in rats. More...

Published: Oct 19, 2017 5:02:38 PM

data science

BBC and UCL launch major partnership to unlock potential of data

BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including UCL, to unlock the potential of data in the media. More...

Published: Oct 19, 2017 11:04:22 AM


New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband

Slow internet speeds and the Internet ‘rush hour’ – the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% – could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity. More...

Published: Oct 19, 2017 10:00:13 AM

social exclusion

Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection

The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research. More...

Published: Oct 18, 2017 10:01:05 AM

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Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event

Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers. More...

Published: Oct 16, 2017 3:02:17 PM

moral maze

UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law

UCL hosted BBC’s flagship ethical programme The Moral Maze this week to mark 50 years of the Abortion Act with a lecturer from the university’s Faculty of Laws acting as a specialist witness to the panel. More...

Published: Oct 12, 2017 9:50:19 AM