UCL in the media
President Trump’s decision to ignore and contradict weather experts is part of a pattern which is “extremely unusual in democratic countries, and extremely common in authoritarian states.” Explains Dr Brian Klaas (UCL School of European Languages, Cultures & Society).
Quantum processors could be made from silicon, potentially making them far more easily achievable than previously thought, research co-authored by Professor John Morton (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology) has found.
Anonymous online groups help people talk about difficult topics and ask intimate questions relating to experiences such as chemotherapy, explains Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Anthropology).
Most Britons, including Leave voters, think existing EU rules provide “enough control” over immigration, finds a new UCL and University of Cambridge survey conducted by YouGov. Analysis was carried out by Dr Alan Renwick and PhD candidate Tessa Buchanan (UCL Constitution Unit).
Whilst rewilding areas (returning them to an uncultivated state) can help cheaply trap carbon, there’s a limited amount of land available and not nearly enough to offset the UK’s emissions, explains Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography).
The Central Line between Liverpool Street and Bethnal Green and the Northern Line between Camden Town and Euston reach almost 109dB at times, loud enough to damage people’s hearing. Dr Joseph Sollini (UCL Ear Institute) said the findings were “concerning”.
Claims that informant Oleg Smolenkov is an alcoholic who never had access to Putin are a standard part of spycraft. “The hope – probably vain – is to cast doubt in the minds of the other side,” explains Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & European Studies).
Proving their potential in the First World War, submarines have been a key part of navies ever since. Professor David Andrews (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses their design, including how they move, how they deal with water pressure and how nuclear submarines are powered.