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Don’t Expect Urban Drone Delivery Soon

Amazon and Google might be chest-thumping about their respective drone delivery programs but the technology is still years out from being feasible in dense urban environments. Dr Mirko Kovac, director of Imperial College London’s current aerial robotics lab, suggests it could be as far out as a decade. Read More

NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

WASHINGTON - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material...Show More Summary

Why didn't the universe collapse after the Big Bang? It's a question of gravity

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Not only does gravity keep us safely on the ground and hold the planets in alignment, but now it may soon get the credit for saving the whole universe. Physicists at the Imperial College London and the Universities of Copenhagen andShow More Summary

On That Day I Left My Boyhood Behind

Susan Burnett, at Imperial College London, writes:My grandfather, Norman Marshall Woodcock, was called up on the day that war was declared in 1914. He came home five years later. For fifty years after his return he rarely spoke about what had happened, but he cried each year on Remembrance Sunday. Show More Summary

Neuroscientists: Shroom-induced brain rewiring could hold the key to fighting mental illness

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Psychedelic mushrooms dramatically increase connectivity between otherwise uncommunicative parts of the brain, according to researchers from Imperial College London in an article to be published in the November edition of the Royal Society’s journal Interface. Paul Expert and his team...

Experts predict time travel, invisibility & teleportation to be reality by year 2100

A group of experts has agreed that time travel, invisibility and teleportation could all become realities within the lifetimes of today’s school children. According to the Telegraph, professors from Imperial College London and the University...Show More Summary

U.S. News Global University Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, Best Global Universities Rankings (methodology): 1. Harvard 2. MIT 3. UC-Berkeley 4. Stanford 5. Oxford 6. Cambridge 7. Cal-Tech 8. UCLA 9. Chicago 10. Columbia 11. Johns Hopkins 12. Imperial College London 13. Princeton 14. Michigan 14. Toronto 14.University of Washington 17. Yale 18. UC-San...

New cancer drug to begin trials in multiple myeloma patients

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a new cancer drug which they plan to trial in multiple myeloma patients by the end of next year. In a paper published today in the journal Cancer Cell, the researchers report how the...Show More Summary

Houston Methodist, Imperial College London Discuss Future Scientific Collaboration, Joint Training Programs

Houston Methodist and Imperial College London leaders say they will jointly explore programs to develop new medical technologies and create Houston educational opportunities for Imperial College London medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Heart Disease Prevention - How Is Unemployment Linked To Aging And Heart Disease?

According to a recent study, the stress of long-term joblessness might cause men to genetically age faster. Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oulu, Finland reported that young men who had been jobless for 500...Show More Summary

Study warns swift action needed to curb exponential climb in Ebola outbreak

Unless Ebola control measures in west Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the WHO and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20 000 people will have been infected by earlyShow More Summary

QS World University Rankings 2014-15

QS World University Rankings 2014-15: 1. MIT 2. Cambridge 2. Imperial College London 4. Harvard 5. Oxford 5. University College London 7. Stanford 8. Cal-Tech 9. Princeton 10. Yale 11. Chicago 12. Eth Zurich 13. Penn 14. Columbia 14.. Johns Hopkins 16. King's College London 17. Edinburg 17. Ecol Polytechnic...

Hey, professor, leave roasting the British to the French

I had never heard of Prof Joao Magueijo, a Portuguese-born physics professor at Imperial College London, until Sunday, when I saw that he’d decided to pick a very public fight with his adopted country and written a book on the English called Bifes Mal Passados (Undercooked Beef). Back in his homeland, this tome is a [...]

Social Networking Can Play Role in Global Fight Against Obesity

Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that social networking programs designed to help people lose weight have achieved modest but significant results in helping participants in their personal fights against obesity. The paper is one of 10 reports on global healthcare policy written for the World […]

Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Investing in voluntary carbon offset programs yields $664 in social and environmental benefits beyond the value of each metric ton of CO2 emissions avoided, according to research from Imperial College London and International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance.

UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

Scientists at the U.K.'s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they demonstrate a way to produce propane from glucose by using

Carbon Offsetting Benefits $664 Per Credit, Study Says

Offsetting 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based, according to research by Imperial College London in partnership with the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance. Show More Summary

Proprane-producing E. coli provide biosynthetic alternative to fossil fuels

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Propane is an appealing fuel, easily stored and already used worldwide, but it’s extracted from the finite supply of fossil fuels – or is it? Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Turku have engineered E. coliShow More Summary

A stem cell study shows promising results for severe stroke patients

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

An injection of stem cells into the brains of recent stroke victims might help their long-term recovery, according to a promising but preliminary study out of the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London. Read full article >>

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A pilot study undertaken by doctors from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and scientists at Imperial College London to treat recent stroke sufferers has shown promise in rapid treatment of serious strokes... Continue Reading Stem...Show More Summary

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