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article News story: VISTA produces spectacular panoramic view of the distant Universe
21, March , 2012

The European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light.

article News story: Feedback can have a negative impact on performance
14, August , 2012

People who give positive encouragement and constructive criticism could be wasting their breath according to the latest research from a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: QM Professor wins major ecology prize
1, August , 2012

An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has won the prestigious International Ecology Institute (ECI) prize for 2012, due to be presented at a ceremony in October.

article News story: Biological switch paves way for improved biofuel production
26, June , 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a mechanism that controls the way that organisms breathe or photosynthesise, potentially paving the way for improved biofuel production.

article News story: Mother goats do not forget their kids
20, June , 2012

Mother goats do not forget the sound of their kids’ voices, even a year after they have been weaned and separated, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary researchers take science to Parliament
12, March , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London engineers Iffat Patel and Dr Julien Gautrot are attending Parliament on Monday 12 March to present their research to politicians and a panel of expert judges.

article News story: Can you keep up with the dance music that accelerates forever?
27, February , 2012

A scientist from Queen Mary has produced a dance track that sounds like it is accelerating forever.

article News story: New website launched to help students transfer from school to university and employment
19, January , 2012

A new website designed to help students make the transition between school, university and employment is launched today, by Queen Mary, University of London's Thinking Writing team.

article News story: Freezing liquids help to predict properties of prime numbers
2, May , 2012

The same freezing which is responsible for transforming liquids into glasses can help to predict some patterns observed in prime numbers, according to a team of scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and Bristol University.

article News story: Ecologists gain insight into the likely consequences of global warming
19, January , 2012

A new insight into the impact that warmer temperatures could have across the world has been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: A dubstep remix competition... for robots
6, February , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is launching a music competition which will see music made by computers, judged by computers, to celebrate the SuperCollider Symposium 2012.

article News story: Scientists discover new clues explaining tendon injury
4, July , 2012

Tendon disorders cost the UK economy more than £7bn a year and now scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified a vital component of tendons which could help treat them.

article News story: Musicians, artists and scientists collide at the SuperCollider Conference 2012
25, January , 2012

Musicians, artists, computer scientists and coders will be brought together in April for a festival exploring work with the SuperCollider audio programming environment.

article News story: Online game provides insight into human behaviour
28, June , 2012

A scientific analysis of players interacting through a popular online game has provided a unique insight into social mobility and other human behaviours.

article News story: Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
21, September , 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have tracked bumblebees for the first time to see how they select the optimal route to collect nectar from multiple flowers and return to their nest.

article News story: QM entrepreneurs visit Downing Street for high-level technology talks
17, January , 2012

The founders of a Queen Mary, University of London spin-out company joined the country’s leading technology experts at 10 Downing Street last week to discuss start-ups, sentiment detection and supercomputers.

article News story: Biggest astronomical image created by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope
24, October , 2012

A nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars has been created by an international team of astronomers using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

article News story: Cassini sees new objects blazing trails in Saturn ring
24, April , 2012

Queen Mary scientists working with images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have discovered strange half-mile-sized objects punching through parts of Saturn’s F ring, leaving glittering trails behind them.

article News story: Scientists discover new inflammatory target
9, May , 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a new therapeutic target to combat inflammation.

article News story: Bumblebees get by with a little help from their honeybee rivals
14, February , 2012

Bumblebees can use cues from their rivals the honeybees to learn where the best food resources are, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most
5, November , 2012

Warmer temperatures cause greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwellers in a new study by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool.

article News story: Road map provides insight to urbanisation phenomenon
1, March , 2012

As the world’s population moves towards urbanisation, an international research team involving Queen Mary, University of London, has begun to unlock the factors driving the growing phenomenon.

article News story: Interactive sound art exhibition comes to Mile End
11, April , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is supporting a new exhibition of audio-visual art - from video to electro-mechanical installations - taking place in the Art Pavillion at Mile End Park next week.

article News story: Artists and the universe collide in East End exhibition
1, October , 2012

The wonders of particle physics are about to collide with the art world in an exhibition exploring concepts from the birth of stars to ghost particles in London’s East End.

article News story: QM student wins £5,000 prize for iPhone app project
27, June , 2012

A Computer Science student from Queen Mary, University of London has received a £5,000 prize for his work in developing a smartphone app for leading property website, Rightmove.

article News story: Better housing conditions for zebra fish could improve research results
3, May , 2012

Changing the conditions that zebrafish are kept in could have an impact on their behaviour in animal studies and the reliability of results, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Naked mole-rat secrets laid bare at annual odour lecture
20, January , 2012

A double lecture on the way naked mole-rats and leaf cutting ants use smells to ‘talk’ was held at Queen Mary, University of London last week in front of Britain’s leading experts in the flavour and perfume industries.

article News story: What price privacy? New app aims to discover how your phone uses your personal data
15, April , 2012

Today sees the launch of a new research project which aims to find out how people value the personal information held on their android smartphones.

article News story: Queen Mary students win silver in Dragon’s Den for high-tech companies
3, December , 2012

A group of PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London have won second place and a cash prize of £2000 in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition that aims to encourage entrepreneurship and find new start-up companies in the technology sector.

article News story: Milky Way image reveals detail of a billion stars
29, March , 2012

More than one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by astronomers.

article News story: Queen Mary academic awarded Royal Society of Chemistry prize
21, May , 2012

Professor Ray Bonnett, Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London, will receive the 2012 George and Christine Sosnovsky Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

article News story: Queen Mary physicist wins communication prize
22, November , 2012

Dr Ben Still, research associate and particle physicist from the School of Physics and Astronomy has won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Early Career Communicators’ Award for a range of exciting and innovative projects to share his love of physics.

article News story: Goat kids develop accents
16, February , 2012

The ability to change vocal sounds (vocal plasticity) and develop an accent is potentially far more widespread in mammals than previously believed, according to new research on goats from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Researchers ask ‘what makes us gay?’ at Battle of Ideas 2012
16, October , 2012

Dr Qazi Rahman from Queen Mary, University of London will debate the controversial issue of choice in sexuality, alongside leading British thinkers at the Battle of Ideas festival 2012.

article News story: From Jack the Ripper to epidemiology and ecology
17, April , 2012

A technique traditionally used by criminologists to track down the home base of serial criminals could be applied more broadly to conservation biology and epidemiology, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: New £3.5m supercomputing investment set to boost small London businesses
23, May , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has joined three other top universities to invest in a new £3.5m supercomputing hub to power growth and innovation in London and the Midlands.

article News story: Robot Road Run: Racing robots game inspired by EU robotic project arrives as iPhone app
25, July , 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have launched a fun new smartphone app that lets users interact with and control their own emotional pet robot, using ideas taken from a recent European robotics research project called LIREC.

article News story: Queen Mary PhD candidate wins I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
11, July , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London PhD candidate Allan Pang has come out on top in I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!, the annual X-Factor style competition pitting science experts against each other for the hearts and minds of the UK’s school kids.

article News story: Researchers decode birch tree genome sequence for the first time
20, November , 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have sequenced the genetic code of a birch tree for the first time, which could help protect British birch populations.

article News story: Recommendations made for genetic testing for Trimethylaminuria
19, January , 2012

Recommendations for genetic testing of an inherited disorder known as trimethylaminuria or ‘fish odour syndrome’ have been produced by researchers including Professor Ian Phillips from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary hosts Salters’ Festival of Chemistry 2012
21, May , 2012

92 students from 23 schools in the East End of London 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 23rd May 2012. Each school will be represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds.

article News story: Queen Mary opens the doors to state of the art studios for Digital Shoreditch Festival
22, May , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is inviting members of the public to tour their state of the art digital music research studios as part of the Digital Shoreditch Festival this week (25-27 May).

article News story: Queen Mary helping to inspire the next generation of scientists
12, December , 2012

Students from five secondary schools, who have been working with researchers from universities including Queen Mary, University of London, will be presenting their work at their own ‘scientific conference’ this month.

article News story: Queen Mary expands collaborations in China
12, December , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is set to launch a new joint programme in Biomedical Sciences with Nanchang University in China, building on a successful partnership with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).

article News story: QM technology spin-out beats 1000 businesses to secure major investment
18, June , 2012

A commercial venture and spin-out company of Queen Mary, University of London, has won a highly sought after place on a fast-track programme for young businesses.

article News story: Decoding the molecular machine behind E.coli and cholera
10, February , 2012

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered the workings behind some of the bacteria that kill hundreds of thousands every year, possibly paving the way for new antibiotics that could treat infections more effectively.

article News story: Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic ‘code’ for honey bee development
11, December , 2012

Researchers from the UK and Australia have uncovered a new element of the honeybee’s genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes. The findings could offer an insight into problems like Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious cause of mass bee deaths globally.

article News story: ‘Rules’ may govern genome evolution in a young plant species
20, January , 2012

Rapid genome evolution can occur in predictable patterns, an international team of scientists has found whilst researching young plant species. The discovery – published online in Current Biology 19 January 2012 – provides new evidence for predetermined pathways in evolution.

article News story: When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves
15, August , 2012

A sense of fairness is an important part of human behaviour, yet a research team involving Queen Mary, University of London found it did not evolve from our closest living relatives.

article News story: Limpets are the ultimate composite engineers
12, January , 2012

Limpets - small aquatic snail-like creatures found abundantly on rocky shores - are the ultimate composite engineers, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Study shows vision is necessary for spatial awareness tasks
20, March , 2012

People who lose their sight at a later stage in life have a greater spatial awareness than if they were born blind, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor
6, August , 2012

One of the most invasive species on the planet is able to source food from the land as well as its usual food sources in the water, research from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

article News story: Queen Mary academic shortlisted for Shell Springboard Award
24, April , 2012

A company set up by a Queen Mary academic has been shortlisted for a Shell Springboard award, for its work on developing equipment to harness and exploit tidal energy.

article News story: New study sheds light on dinosaur size
20, December , 2012

Dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth - they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals - scientists suggest in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Thursday 20 December). 

article News story: Children around the world create space-age art
24, September , 2012

Budding artists around the world have the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience with a competition which brings art and space exploration together.

article News story: Fighting crimes against biodiversity: how to catch a killer weed
10, February , 2012

Invasive species which have the potential to destroy biodiversity and influence global change could be tracked and controlled in the same way as wanted criminals, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary lecturer to carry flame at London Paralympics
17, May , 2012

The organisers of the 2012 London Paralympics have announced that a Queen Mary lecturer will help carry the flame in the 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.

article News story: New book from QM academics explores probability, statistics and risk
19, December , 2012

Ever wondered how we analyse risk and make decisions?  A new book by academics based at Queen Mary, University of London attempts to explain to the general public and specialists alike how Bayesian networks, a branch of mathematics, can be used in problem solving.

article News story: New genetics project could help save the ash tree
21, December , 2012

A Queen Mary scientist will embark on a new project to decode the ash tree’s entire genetic sequence in the hope of stopping Britain’s trees from being completely devastated by the Chalara ash dieback fungal disease.

article News story: Flight of the bumblebee decoded by mathematicians
1, March , 2012

Bumblebees use complex flying patterns to avoid predators according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary shares £60 million boost for science innovation
16, November , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded funding of over £750,000 to help translate research ideas into commercial success.

article News story: Queen Mary scientist elected to prestigious international society
4, December , 2012

A Professor in Antennas and Electromagnetics at Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a Fellow to the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional society.

article News story: VISTA views a vast ball of stars
9, May , 2012

A new image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope has revealed some of the oldest stars in the Universe, crowded together like a swarm of bees.

article News story: QM lecturer wins prestigious computer science award
4, April , 2012

A lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his significant research contribution to computer science.

article News story: Putting the magic into maths
10, February , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has developed a new educational resource for teachers to help students use amazing magic tricks to learn about maths.

article News story: New study of economic lifeblood in Welsh rivers
11, April , 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are taking part in a new £3m study into the importance of biodiversity in preserving the quality of Welsh rivers and the many livelihoods that depend upon them.

article News story: Queen Mary alumna wins top business award in China
21, November , 2012

A graduate from Queen Mary, University of London was named Chinese UK Alumnus of the Year at the British Business Awards - a biennial celebration of the importance and impact of British business in China.

article News story: BaBar data hint at cracks in the standard model
19, June , 2012

Recently analysed data from a particle accelerator in the US, known as BaBar, suggests possible flaws in the Standard Model of particle physics – the reigning description of the how the universe works.

article News story: QM research scientist is SET to exhibit at the House of Commons
6, March , 2012

Dr Ben Pitcher from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has been invited to exhibit his research at the SET for Britain Exhibition 2012 at the House of Commons on 12 March 2012.

article News story: Research shows the response of the carbon cycle to climate change
20, June , 2012

Marine and freshwater environments have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

article News story: QM scientists celebrate Higgs boson discovery
4, July , 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London taking part in the ATLAS particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva are ecstatic about new results released today which confirmed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.

article News story: Home-made videos set to become polished productions using maths
11, October , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is leading a research project exploring how to collect reams of data from multiple devices such as mobile phones and cameras, and turn it into professional packaged productions.

article News story: Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues
17, October , 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that the characteristic shape of a man’s urine stream could be used to help diagnose urinary problems.

article News story: Zebrafish could hold the key to understanding psychiatric disorders
17, May , 2012

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have shown that zebrafish could be used to study the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders.

article News story: Marine animals could hold the key to looking young
1, October , 2012

Sea cucumbers and sea urchins are able to change the elasticity of collagen within their bodies, and could hold the key to maintaining a youthful appearance, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Carp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground
6, March , 2012

Louisiana red swamp crayfish and common carp are two of the most invasive species on the planet yet how they interact has only recently been revealed by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: International study provides new insights into river health
15, June , 2012

A new international study of leaf-litter decomposition in streams aims to narrow the gap between existing methods of monitoring nutrient pollution in stream ecosystems.

article News story: River Thames invaded with foreign species
9, October , 2012

Almost 100 freshwater species not native to the UK have invaded the River Thames catchment making it one of the most highly invaded freshwater systems in the world, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets
10, October , 2012

A research team involving Queen Mary, University of London, has uncovered the process behind how vitamin B12 is made in cells. They claim the discovery could lead to developing new cancer treatment drugs.

article News story: Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter
15, October , 2012

One in 10 bank cards and one in seven notes are contaminated with faecal organisms, research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.

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