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28 April 2015: Thermal images capture what happens when a cell overheats

New research by Donal Finegan and Dr Paul Shearing (both UCL Chemical Engineering) shows for the first time what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode, which could help engineers improve their design and make them safer for transport. Read: Daily Mail, More: The Engineer, UCL News More...

28 April 2015: Yahoo tests ear-based smartphone identification system

Professor Angela Sasse (UCL Computer Science) comments on a newly developed system which could be used to unlock a mobile phone using a scan of the owner's ear. Read: BBC News More...

28 April 2015: Did life begin in underwater volcanoes?

A team led by Professor Nora De Leeuw and Dr Nathan Hollingsworth (both UCL Chemistry) has found that hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life. Read: Daily Mail More...

28 April 2015: UniSA and UCL forge new partnership

UCL and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have signed a partnership agreement for a program of future collaboration between UniSA’s Future Industries Institute (FII) and the UCL Faculty of Engineering. Read: The Australian, More: The Australian (2), UCL News More...

28 April 2015: Exploring memory-extraction

Speaking at the 2015 Wired Health event, Professor Eleanor Maguire (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) explains her research into how memory works. Read: Wired More...

28 April 2015: Sound of crinkling tin foil can cause seizures in cats

A study by Professor Robert Harvey (UCL Pharmacology) and Davies Veterinary Specialists has identified a rare feline disorder in which a seizure is triggered by high pitched or metallic sounds. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Mirror, Science
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27 April 2015: Nepal quake kills more than 1,800 and spreads terror on Everest

Commenting on the Nepal earthquake, Dr Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) says: “The earthquake is the nightmare scenario which we have long discussed and wondered if we could make major improvements before a catastrophe occurred”. Read: Guardian More...

27 April 2015: Say hello to Generation K: why today's teens are terrified about everything

Professor Noreena Hertz (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) has identified Generation K - a new, hyper-aware and supremely anxious generation. Read: Telegraph More...

27 April 2015: As Hubble telescope reaches its quarter century 25 facts about it

Commenting on the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope launch, Dr Francisco Diego (UCL Physics & Astronomy) says: “With unprecedented detail these decorated front pages of news- papers and magazines worldwide”. Read: Mirror More...

27 April 2015: Nepal earthquake: A shocking disaster in one of the most remarkable countries on earth

Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) examines the damage caused by the Nepal earthquake and explains how we can help. Read: Independent More...

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