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article News story: Using magic to learn about maths
3, June , 2009

An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has launched a series of videos featuring magic tricks that are conjured from a mathematical perspective.

article News story: Astronomy Summer School wins award
11, June , 2009

A Queen Mary youth project entitled Media Space has won a London Education Partnership Award.

article News story: C4DM at The Cheltenham Science Festival
3, June , 2009

Queen Mary’s Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) will be taking part in the Cheltenham Science Festival this month - one of the UK's leading science festivals.

article News story: ‘Now you see it, now you don’t’; how new artificial intelligence can help us understand how we see
16, February , 2009

Queen Mary scientists have, for the first time, used computer artificial intelligence to create previously unseen types of pictures to explore the abilities of the human visual system.

article News story: Andrew Robertson awarded prestigious Research Fellowship
1, May , 2009

Andrew Robertson from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship for 2009.

article News story: Fallow deer become hoarse in the hunt for a mate
20, May , 2009

Fallow deer become hoarse when trying to attract a mate, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: First stunning images captured by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope
11, December , 2009

A new telescope that can map the sky much faster and deeper than any other infrared telescope, has made its first release of stunning images.

article News story: Disease threat may change how frogs mate
30, July , 2009

Dr Amber Teacher, studying a post-doctorate jointly at Queen Mary, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London, has discovered evidence that a disease may be causing a behavioural change in frogs.

article News story: Paired proteins required for circadian clock function
29, April , 2009

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a new protein complex operating in fruit fly circadian clocks, which may also help to regulate our own biological clocks.

article News story: Double honour for Queen Mary botanist
16, June , 2009

A renowned plant biologist from Queen Mary, University of London has received two new honours for his research on small plants called bryophytes.

article News story: Magic of Queen Mary science at the Royal Society
26, June , 2009

The audience for this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition will see a magic show with a difference thanks to computer scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Frog’s immune system is key in fight against killer virus
27, February , 2009

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how changes to a frog’s immune system may be the key to beating a viral infection which is devastating frog populations across the UK.

article News story: Building renamed to honour renowned physicist
26, June , 2009

The Physics Building at Queen Mary, University of London was renamed in honour of the late Gwyn Owain Jones in a special ceremony this week.

article News story: Rooks show insightful and creative tool use
26, May , 2009

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Cambridge have found that rooks are capable of using and making tools, modifying them to make them work and using two tools in a sequence.

article News story: Astronaut launches into teen space with new magazine
17, December , 2009

Prize-winning British-born astronaut, Richard Garriott, visited two Tower Hamlets schools this afternoon to meet pupils who put together a new magazine about space.

article News story: QM academic secures up to $80m investment for spin out company
14, January , 2009

A spin out company lead by Professor Joost de Bruijn from Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) has signed an $80m investment agreement to help develop ground-breaking bone substitutes.

article News story: Kepler mission allows Queen Mary astronomer to listen to the stars
7, March , 2009

Scientists from Queen Mary’s Astronomy Unit were celebrating the launch of the Kepler mission today; the NASA spacecraft hopes to discover if planets the size of Earth exist in orbit around other stars.

article News story: 'Micro shuttle' drug delivery could mean an end to regular dosing
2, October , 2009

Scientists working at Queen Mary, University of London, have developed micrometer-sized capsules to safely deliver drugs inside living cells.

article News story: Look into my eyes – how Jackdaws can follow a human’s gaze
2, April , 2009

Jackdaws are highly sensitive to the focus of human eyes, and can follow subtle clues in a person’s gaze according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Particle physics in a rubber dinghy?
4, November , 2009

Don your eye patch and join a motley band of scientists, friends and followers hiding out in the depths of London Bridge's atmospheric SHUNT Lounge for an extraordinary voyage through the strange seas of particle physics.

article News story: Astronaut and computer scientist launch Cassini Competition 2009
30, March , 2009

A Queen Mary Professor and a British-born astronaut will be joining forces this week to give school children the opportunity to control Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft as it orbits Saturn.

article News story: Cooking with sound - SCORE stove enters test stage
20, July , 2009

Components of a bio-mass powered generator which could greatly enhance the availability of electricity for rural communities in Africa and Asia are undergoing initial testing at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary academic awarded HEA Teaching Fellowship
29, June , 2009

Dr James Busfield, from Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science, has won a National Teaching Fellowships from The Higher Education Academy.

article News story: Kids battle with artificial intelligence at the Tower of London
12, March , 2009

Two of Queen Mary’s award-winning science communicators will be entertaining local school children at the Tower of London this week, as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

article News story: Bigger not necessarily better, when it comes to brains
17, November , 2009

Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals, despite only having a brain the size of a pinhead, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: World's first album of Twitter music
19, November , 2009

For the first time, you can now download an album of digital music written exclusively for Twitter. Entitled sc140, this unique collection has been curated by Dan Stowell, a composer and computer scientist at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: cs4fn launches ‘The Magic of Computer Science’ book
26, January , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free online e-book ‘The Magic of Computer Science’, this month.

article News story: Nobel Prize for fibre optic pioneer who networked at Queen Mary
6, October , 2009

Part of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Honorary Fellow Professor Charles Kao for work on fibre optic technology in the 1970s, which he carried out whilst holding the position of Visiting Research Associate at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Planetary Systems in the Galaxy: Architecture, Formation and Evolution
25, February , 2009

To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, Professor Richard Nelson, Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics,will be delivering his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 24 February 2009 at 6.30pm.

article News story: Queen Mary receives funding for India-UK collaboration
22, January , 2009

Queen Mary academics have been awarded funding to support and develop the College’s links with Indian universities, as part of a strategic intergovernmental initiative to foster closer scientific collaboration between UK and Indian scientists and industrial engineers.

article News story: Dr James Busfield awarded the Colwyn Medal
7, April , 2009

Dr James Busfield from the School of Engineering and Materials Science has been awarded the Colwyn medal by the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals.

article News story: Queen Mary announces £8.2m to foster links between early career researchers and industrial partners
2, April , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded £2.9m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish links between early career researchers and industrial partners. This will be matched by other funding to give a total of £8.2m to support knowledge transfer from academia to industry.

article News story: Salters’ Festival of Chemistry comes to Queen Mary
9, April , 2009

100 students from 25 schools from across London and the South East will enjoy an interesting fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at Queen Mary, University of London, on Wednesday 22 April 2009.

article News story: European team finds smallest transiting extrasolar planet ever
6, February , 2009

The CoRoT satellite has discovered a planet only twice as large as the Earth orbiting a star slightly smaller than the Sun. It is the smallest extrasolar planet (planet outside our solar system) whose radius has ever been measured.

article News story: Queen Mary alumnus invests millions in the future of UK science and engineering
7, December , 2009

An ambitious scholarship scheme to help the poorest students pursue their dreams in science and engineering, and sponsored by an alumnus of Queen Mary, University of London, has been announced today.

article News story: Celebs spawn copycat suicides, study confirms
30, September , 2009

Results of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London, warn against glamorising celebrity suicides in the media.

article News story: Tiny new moon found in Saturn’s outer ring
2, March , 2009

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found a tiny moon, or moonlet, orbiting Saturn. The moonlet is embedded within Saturn's sixth, or G ring, and is believed to be a main source of the G ring’s material.

article News story: Ecological Engineering: Could beavers be reintroduced to England?
19, March , 2009

Beavers could be successfully reintroduced to many parts of England, boosting wildlife and helping to reduce the risk of flooding, according to a report led by a Queen Mary scientist.

article News story: Discovering the secret code behind photosynthesis
25, February , 2009

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ancient system of communication found in primitive bacteria, may also explain how plants and algae control the process of photosynthesis.

article News story: Circadian surprise: A heat sensor for body-clock synchronization
29, October , 2009

New research on the fruit-fly brain points to a possible mechanism by which temperature influences the body clock, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: 'Curtain twitching' skylarks keep track of strangers through their songs
24, August , 2009

Skylarks can hear the difference between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, and deal with any threatening intruders, says new research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Largest prehistoric snake on record discovered in Colombia
4, February , 2009

Scientists have recovered fossils of a 60-million-year-old South American snake whose length and weight might make today's anacondas and reticulated pythons seem a bit cuter and more cuddly.

article News story: Queen Mary Physics making its mark on the world stage
2, November , 2009

The Department of Physics at Queen Mary, University of London, has maintained its world-class status, according to the latest international rankings.

article News story: Computer science is fun at the Manchester Science Festival
27, October , 2009

Queen Mary's Professor Peter McOwan is taking part in the UK's first Robot Festival "Walking with Robots", at this year's Manchester Science Festival.

article News story: How your body clock avoids hitting the snooze button
29, January , 2009

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a new part of the mechanism which allows our bodyclocks to reset themselves on a molecular level.

article News story: Dr James Busfield wins top award from American Chemical Society
27, October , 2009

Dr James Busfield from Queen Mary's School of Engineering and Materials Science has been awarded the Sparks-Thomas Award of the American Chemical Society for 2010.

article News story: Queen Mary scientists shed light on a mysterious particle
10, December , 2009

Physicists at Queen Mary, University of London have begun looking deep into the Earth to study some of nature's weirdest particles; neutrinos.

article News story: ImpactQM project launches
16, November , 2009

ImpactQM, Queen Mary, University of London’s ground-breaking new knowledge transfer project, has been formally launched today (Monday 16 November 2009).

article News story: Computer vision to improve public security and safety in crowded spaces
9, December , 2009

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are leading an international project which is set to create the ultimate, real time surveillance system to detect suspicious and abnormal behaviour in public places.

article News story: Ground-breaking QM Professor honoured with computing award
24, March , 2009

A pioneering Queen Mary academic who has broken new ground on programme termination has been named as winner of the British Computer Society’s Roger Needham award for 2009.

article News story: Secrets behind high temperature superconductors revealed
23, February , 2009

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have found evidence that magnetism is involved in the mechanism behind high temperature superconductivity.

article News story: Natural born computers – serious fun when biology meets computer science
12, January , 2009

The inaugural lecture of Professor Peter McOwan, Professor of Computer Science and award-winning communicator of science, will be held on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 at 6.30pm.

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