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article News story: QM researcher wins ‘I’m a scientist, get me out of here!’
29, November , 2011

For the second year running, researcher Dr Ben Still has fought off fierce competition to take out the top gong in I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!, a unique competition combining science, excited school kids and X Factor-style voting.

article News story: Disco bikes and wave machines inspire local school pupils
8, November , 2011

More than 300 GCSE students from local schools descended on Queen Mary, University of London last week for an inspirational taster session in university-level physics.

article News story: Answers to black hole evolution beyond the horizon?
19, January , 2011

One of the most important predictions of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is the existence of black holes. The dynamics of these systems are not yet fully understood, but researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have now provided a rigorous way of determining the evolutionary stage of a black hole by analysing the region outside where matter cannot escape, the event horizon.

article News story: QM academic appointed new Editor-in-Chief of ceramics journal
13, December , 2011

Mike Reece, Professor of Functional Ceramics at Queen Mary, University of London, has been named as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Advances in Applied Ceramics.

article News story: Silicon Valley comes to Queen Mary for Entrepreneurship Week
15, November , 2011

Queen Mary’s budding student entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet inspiring figures from the world of science, technology and business this week, as part of Global Entrepreneurs Week 2011.

article News story: Sexual orientation and gender conforming traits in women are genetic
8, July , 2011

Sexual orientation and ‘gender conformity’ in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Professor McOwan awarded Mountbatten Medal
2, November , 2011

Professor Peter McOwan, Dean for Taught Programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious Mountbatten Medal for his excellence in communicating computer science to diverse audiences.

article News story: Queen Mary outreach programme celebrated in Parliament
13, December , 2011

Staff and students from Queen Mary, University of London’s ground-breaking public engagement programme will be among a select audience at a special event hosted by the All Parliamentary Space Committee at the House of Commons today. (Tuesday 13 December 2011).

article News story: Tales of Fantasy and the Final Frontier: Dr Richard Garriott de Cayeux gives this year’s Queen Mary Science Communication Lecture
18, November , 2011

British born astronaut, video game pioneer, and entrepreneur Dr Richard Garriott de Cayeux will be describing his journey from computer games to outer space at a public lecture on ‘Fantasy and the Final Frontier’ on Wednesday 14 December 2011.

article News story: Defining the future of robots in industry and research
24, November , 2011

LIREC (LIving with Robots and IntEractive Companions), an EU-funded project exploring how we might live with robot companions, will be hosting an event exploring the definition of robots in the world of industry and research on Thursday 1 December 2011.

article News story: Exploring the Sound of String Theory
12, October , 2011

A new collaboration between physicists and sound artists at Queen Mary, University of London, has produced a sonification of string theory equations. The project is being unveiled at a concert on 5 and 6 November, 2011.

article News story: Illusioneering reveals secret science behind amazing magic tricks
14, July , 2011

A magical new educational website for schools, which allows students and teachers to explore the range of secret science and engineering behind a series of amazing magic tricks is launched today, Thursday 14 July 2011.

article News story: Making a bee-line for the best rewards
17, August , 2011

Bumblebees use complex problem solving skills to minimise the energy they use when flying to collect food, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Culture evolves!
20, September , 2011

Human cultural change - changes in ideas, beliefs, words, customs and other traits that we learn from other people - shares fundamental features with how Charles Darwin argued that species change over time, according to a new book out this month by Queen Mary psychologist Dr Alex Mesoudi.

article News story: Queen Mary scientists help narrow down search for the Higgs boson
14, December , 2011

Queen Mary researchers taking part in the ATLAS particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva have released the latest results of their search for the elusive Higgs Boson.

article News story: Space for Health: astronaut Richard Garriott encourages east London students to get fit and aim higher
20, July , 2011

Astronaut Richard Garriott will be promoting healthy lifestyles and careers in science and medicine when he meets students at Queen Mary, University of London today (Wednesday, 20 July 2011).

article News story: New responsive click track software lets drummers set their own pace
12, January , 2011

New software has been developed at Queen Mary, University of London’s Centre for Digital Music, giving drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of any pre-programmed music, the material following their lead.

article News story: Scientists sequence DNA of cancer-resistant rodent
6, July , 2011

A research team including scientists from Queen Mary, University of London has generated the first whole-genome sequencing data of the naked mole-rat, a rodent that is resistant to cancer and lives for more than 30 years.

article News story: Labour or Conservative? It’s all in the eye of the beholder
5, October , 2011

Scientists have uncovered specific facial characteristics which make MPs look like they belong to one of the two major political parties in Britain.

article News story: Contamination of UK mobile phones and hands revealed
14, October , 2011

One in six mobile phones in Britain is contaminated with faecal matter, according to new research for Global Handwashing Day from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Space enthusiasts win Ticket to Mars
25, August , 2011

The young winners of a science competition run by Queen Mary, University of London, the Metro newspaper and the UK Space Agency, have won the chance to create a magazine for school children interested in space exploration. Their publication, Ticket to Mars, will be officially launched at the Houses of Parliament in December.

article News story: Fluorescent fish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases
3, July , 2011

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish, that could pave the way for furthering our understanding of diseases like type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s.

article News story: Queen Mary scientists partner with broadcaster in new audio research initiative
8, July , 2011

Today (Friday 8 July) sees the launch of a BBC led initiative which will bring together the crème of UK audio experts, including scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, for a research collaboration which will last at least five years.

article News story: Queen Mary’s science and engineering showcase is Bang on
9, March , 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is aiming to inspire budding young scientists and engineers with their show-stopping stands at the Big Bang Fair in London this week.

article News story: Face Science meets Robot Science at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition
5, July , 2011

New methods of studying face perception that could help scientists to create the next generation of life-changing software and robots, will go on show at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition which opens today (5 July 2011).

article News story: How Bumblebees Tackle the Travelling Salesman Problem
29, June , 2011

It is a mathematical puzzle which has vexed academics and travelling salesmen alike, but new research from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences can reveal how bumblebees effectively plan their route between the most rewarding flowers while travelling the shortest distances.

article News story: QM spin-out company seeks brands to trial Twitter analytics service
8, December , 2011

A company that provides tools for analysing what people are saying about brands on social media are looking for organisations to trial their new analytics service.

article News story: A step closer to solving one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics?
15, June , 2011

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are attempting to solve one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics, through their work on the international T2K neutrino experiment in Japan.

article News story: How global warming could cause animals to shrink
26, September , 2011

The way in which global warming causes many of the world’s organisms to shrink has been revealed by new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Men have a stronger reaction to seeing other men’s emotions compared with women’s
6, December , 2011

Men have a stronger response to seeing other men show emotion than when women show emotion, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Students to build a bionic man for National Science and Engineering Week
15, March , 2011

Students from across London will converge on Queen Mary, University of London during the next two days to kick off celebrations for National Science and Engineering Week.

article News story: Invisibility cloak to be unveiled with new research
5, July , 2011

Becoming invisible with the swish of a cloak as in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels could soon be a reality with a £4.5m research project led by Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Tapping into plants is the key to combat climate change, says scientist
2, June , 2011

Understanding the way plants use and store light to produce energy could be the key ingredient in the fight against climate change, a scientist at Queen Mary, University of London says.

article News story: ‘Bone healing’ materials engineer wins top engineering award
20, May , 2011

A medical materials engineer who pioneered a form of bone graft with enhanced structure and chemistry to boost healing, has scooped a top award for successfully taking her innovation into the marketplace.

article News story: Less radiation in Chernobyl lakes than feared
4, May , 2011

A new study of the lakes in and around Chernobyl’s fallout zone reveals that radiation from the nuclear accident appears to have had no long term effect on the abundance or diversity of aquatic animal life.

article News story: New technology holds the key to earlier diagnosis of heart disease
2, June , 2011

A revolutionary digital stethoscope to help GPs spot the first signs of heart disease is being developed with the help of a team from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Psychological impact of Japan disaster will be felt “for some time to come”
17, March , 2011

The psychological impact of natural disasters such as the Japan earthquake can be revealed in the way people inherently respond to unpredictable situations, according to a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Mother and kid goat vocals strike a chord
11, May , 2011

Mother and kid goats recognise each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.

article News story: Understanding what affects beauty through the pirouette of a dancer
12, May , 2011

An in-depth analysis of a ballet dancer’s movements could hold the answer to how we distinguish whether someone has grace and beauty, Queen Mary, University of London researchers suggest.

article News story: Optical illusion reveals reflexes in the brain
8, December , 2011

New research by psychologists at Queen Mary, University of London has revealed that the way we see the world might depend on reflexes in the brain.

article News story: Female deer confirm bigger is not always better when choosing a mate
6, April , 2011

Female deer do not always choose the bigger and dominant males to mate with, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and Hartpury College have found.

article News story: If you’re happy and you know it: Queen Mary researchers launch new iPhone app
4, August , 2011

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have launched a new iPhone app which tells people how happy people are around them, and what they are happy about.

article News story: New smartphone ‘asthma app’ launched for children and young people
5, December , 2011

A new smartphone app that will help children and young people to better understand and manage their asthma has been developed by the NECLES* Health Innovation Education Cluster in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Computer Science professor wins prestigious award
3, February , 2011

One of the leading publication venues in computer science has given Queen Mary, University of London’s Professor of Computer Science, Dr Peter O’Hearn, a retrospective award for the Most Influential Paper of 2001.

article News story: Method used in hunt for serial killers turns to killer diseases
18, May , 2011

A tried and tested method used in the hunt for serial killers can help combat infectious diseases, research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.

article News story: Wildlife in trouble from oil palm plantations, according to scientists
19, May , 2011

Forest fragmentation driven by demand for palm oil is having a catastrophic effect on multiple levels of biodiversity, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered.

article News story: Science of the Sexual Spectrum event
22, March , 2011

Dr Qazi Rahman from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences will be one of the key speakers discussing sexual orientation at the Natural History Museum on Friday, 25 March.

article News story: Kepler Listens to an Orchestra of Solar-Type Stars
7, April , 2011

An international team measuring the properties of stars across the universe has been able to listen to sounds from 500 stars similar to the Sun, using data from the NASA Kepler Mission.

article News story: New plant species gives insights into evolution
17, March , 2011

A new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants, scientists have revealed.

article News story: Matt Parker awarded Josh Award for Science Communication 2011
20, October , 2011

Stand-up mathematician, and Queen Mary outreach star Matt Parker has won this year's Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award).

article News story: Queen Mary weaves its magic across the country
5, April , 2011

Queen Mary, University of London is aiming to enthuse and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers with its entertaining magic road shows across the country this week.

article News story: Through the looking glass: physicists solve age-old problem
14, October , 2011

A problem plaguing physicists across the globe for centuries has finally made a leap towards resolution.

article News story: Newly discovered molecule essential to resetting ‘body clocks’
13, July , 2011

Research has shown that light is the key to getting our ‘body clocks’ back in sync and now a new study exploring the resynchronisation mechanism in insects has discovered a molecule essential to the process.

article News story: New smartphone app uses mathematical theory to match your face to celebrities' faces
8, December , 2011

Are you as dashing as George Clooney, or as glamorous as Angelina Jolie? Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an app that uses a mathematical formula to analyse your face and tell you which celebrities you look like.

article News story: A safer treatment could be realised for millions suffering from parasite infection
15, April , 2011

A safer and more effective treatment for 10 million people in developing countries who suffer from infections caused by trypanosome parasites could become a reality thanks to new research from Queen Mary, University of London published today (15 April).

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