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Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research

UPDATE TO NEWS RELEASE: 'Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research' Message to news release subscribers from Imperial College London Press Office: Following discussion with reporters we wish to draw attention...Show More Summary

Safer IVF is on the way

Twelve babies have been born after researchers tested a new, safer way of stimulating ovulation for women undergoing IVF. Scientists from Imperial College London and doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust worked together to trial the technique. Show More Summary

Big Data, Little Servers: Vodafone’s Plan to Carry More Mobile Data

Vodafone and the computer science department of Imperial College in London are testing whether small data centers placed directly at mobile cell towers can boost data services to data-hungry consumers.

New self-assembling nanoparticle makes MRIs more effective

Scientists from Imperial College London have developed a nanoparticle that activates and expands when it comes into contact with cancer cells, making MRIs more effective. The nanoparticle has a protein coating which seeks out signals given off by cancerous tumours. Show More Summary

Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells. read more

iPhone 6 sapphire screen video seems legit, expert says

Professor Neil Alford of Imperial College in London tells the Guardian he believes Apple may indeed have created a sapphire smartphone screen.

Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India,...Show More Summary

New virtual reality system lets you control someone else’s movements

An out of body experience isn’t just a metaphor or something you have to drink a lot of ayahuasca to have anymore. Yifei Chai, a student at Imperial College London, has designed a virtual reality system to give users the surreal feeling of being in (and able to control) someone else’s body. One person wears an Oculus Rift virtual reality...

A Look Inside a Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Does a brain on magic mushrooms look the same as one having a dream? That’s the conclusion of a study of 15 volunteers published this week in the journal Human Brain Mapping. Researchers at Imperial College in London gave psilocybin, the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms, to...

Tetris Duel with the Raspberry Pi

Building a multiplayer network game with multiple Raspberry Pis can be very difficult. Doing it in assembly is outright insane! This is exactly what a group of first year students at Imperial College London did; they created a network...Show More Summary

Rich get richer, faster

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

A research report from business school professors at Imperial College, Columbia and U of Maryland found that wealthy investors get returns on bonds and stocks that are "up to 70 per cent times greater returns on their investments than...Show More Summary

US rich get richer on stock market investments while modest investors are left behind

In a new study, researchers from Imperial College Business School, Columbia University and the University of Maryland found that wealthy individuals in the US can get in relative terms up to 70 per cent times greater returns on their investments than those with modest wealth, when the yields on assets such as stocks and bonds are calculated. Show More Summary

At the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London

I’ve spent the last few years doing my best to switch fields from single molecule biophysics to single animal biophysics. It’s been a challenge and a lot of fun. What’s especially exciting is that I’ve found myself in what I think is an interesting niche with growing interest. Show More Summary

Color-Changing Suit Shows Injuries That Paralyzed Athletes Can't Feel

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Paraplegic athletes push their bodies to the absolute limit—and sometimes beyond. When an athlete injures a body part he or she can't feel, that can lead to some very dangerous situations. Now, a design team at Imperial College London...Show More Summary

Soft-drink tax worth its weight in lost kilos

A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption. Researchers from Monash University, Imperial College London...Show More Summary

Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male-only offspring

Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Imperial College LondonShow More Summary

New selective badger cull risks spreading bovine TB

A new bovine TB control strategy to be piloted in Northern Ireland risks spreading the disease rather than supressing it, scientists warn. Researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Imperial College London and the University...Show More Summary

The ethics of knowing where to stop treatment in a sick and elderly patient

An Emeritus Professor of medical ethics at Imperial College London will deliver a presentation at this year's Euroanaesthesia meeting titled 'Escalating care for the comorbid elderly-where do we stop?". Raanan Gillon, who is President...Show More Summary

Climate change and bug albedo

From the Imperial College of London, something buggy, though I have to wonder if other factors aren’t involved in the range expansion, like more sunlight getting through due to less aerosols/particulates thanks to pollution controls. Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies … Continue reading ?

Scientists Develop Process to Turn Light into Matter

Scientists at Imperial College London have worked out a way to turn light into matter. This is achieved by colliding two photons—the particles of light—to create an electron and a positron. While theoretically this has been considered possible since 1934,

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