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Urine test can detect a person’s healthy diet: Study

A new urine test is being developed by researchers from Imperial College London, Newcastle University, and Aberystwyth University that has the ability to detect how healthy a patient’s diet truly is. The five minute test evaluates biological...Show More Summary

Powering trains with solar panels? U.K. researchers want to do just that

Such a system can also enable trains to run into more rural areas A research team from the Imperial College London is teaming up with the charity 10:10 to pursue what they call a “completely unique” and ambitious plan to power the U.K.’s trains with solar panels. Show More Summary

UK Studies Possibility Of Track-Side Solar Panels To Power Electric Trains

Originally published on Solar Love. Electrical grids are inefficient and outdated. A partnership between Imperial College London and 10:10, a climate change organization, is exploring the possibility of installing solar panels along side railway lines and using them to power electric trains directly. Show More Summary

Imperial College and 10:10 partner on project to supply solar panels to power trains

Imperial College London in the UK and charity 10:10 have collaborated on the Renewable Traction Power project to investigate using track-side solar panels to power trains.

Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks

(Imperial College London) Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks are often seen as the healthier option -- but researchers from Imperial College London have argued that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight than their full-sugar versions.

Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings

(Imperial College London) Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.

First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate

(Imperial College London) Using ultrafast imaging of moving energy in photosynthesis, scientists have determined the speed of crucial processes for the first time.

Books for Christmas!

As Christmas draws closer, it’s time to reflect on a busy and productive year: we’ve published a number of reports on excavations ranging from multi-period landscapes at Imperial College Sports Ground and RMC Land, West London; an Anglo-Saxon...Show More Summary

Optical Biomimetics

Conference: 22 Feb 2017, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Lecture Theatre 3, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Optical Group.

Music, Medicine, and Tax

A long-time reader pointed me in the direction of a report about the impact of music on performing a task. A study by a team from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music invited 352 visitors to play the game Operation, which involves removing body parts from a model. Show More Summary

Lowering cholesterol to 'levels of a newborn baby' cuts heart attack risk

(Imperial College London) Reducing our cholesterol levels to those of a newborn baby significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research. Although previous studies have suggested lowering cholesterol levels may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack, recent evidence has questioned whether very low levels are beneficial.

Drone dives like a seabird, bursts skyward like a flying fish

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We have seen a few aerial drones capable of venturing underwater, but none that can enter and exit the marine environment quite like the so-called AquaMav. Built by engineers at Imperial College London, the drone uses collapsible wings...Show More Summary

Brain Atrophy in Secondary Progressive MS Linked in Study to High Levels of Free Hemoglobin in Blood

Hemoglobin leaking from injured red blood cells may be associated with brain atrophy in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), according to researchers at the Imperial College London, U.K. The study, “Free Serum Haemoglobin...Show More Summary

Video of the Day: 'Engineer of the Future'

Williams recently named Sam O'Neill from Imperial College London as its 2016 'Engineer of the Future'.

Brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis associated with leaked protein in blood

(Imperial College London) A leak of a protein called hemoglobin from damaged red blood cells may be associated with brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis.

Research: Classical music helps men at work (but not women)

New research from Imperial College London and the neighbouring Royal College of Music. Read here. The conclusions are based on a very small sample of 352 visitors to an exhibition. However, there may be possible implications for the use of music during surgery in the operating theatre. Dr Daisy Fancourt, lead author of the research […]

Men should avoid rock music when playing board games, say scientists

(Imperial College London) Men should avoid rock music when playing board games, say scientists.Mozart may enhance a man's performance in board games -- while AC/DC may hinder their chances, according to new research.

Cosmic dust found in city rooftop gutters

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum in London, Project Stardust in Norway and Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, has found samples of cosmic dust in the gutters of buildings in three major cities. Show More Summary

A ‘USB Stick’ That Can Detect HIV Levels

The simple device developed at Imperial College London measures viral load in less than 30 minutes

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