Queen Mary, University of London News http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/ News and comment from Queen Mary University of London en-gb 60 QMUL PhD designer joins the prestigious residency programme at the Design Museum A digital artist PhD student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the 2017 Designers in Residence which will feature her work at the newly opened Design Museum.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195305.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195305.html Wed, 17 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Nicotine enhances bees’ activity Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee’s ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).            

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195279.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195279.html Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195195.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195195.html Tue, 9 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195168.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/195168.html Mon, 8 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Fukomys livingstoni, I presume? Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), together with colleagues in Tanzania and at the University of Pretoria.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194908.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194908.html Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list An academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194763.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194763.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194765.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194765.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal Professor Nicola Pugno has been awarded the 2017 Griffith Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194693.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194693.html Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194311.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194311.html Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
‘Machine folk’ music shows the creative side of AI Dr Bob Sturm, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Kingston University's Dr Oded Ben-Tal explain their research creating artificial intelligence that can write folk music and whether this can open new areas of creativity. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194056.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194056.html Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’ A new project led by the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will use the latest advances in digital technology to uncover how melodic patterns have developed in jazz music.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194067.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/194067.html Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193964.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193964.html Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL research teaches machines to decipher birdsong Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193826.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193826.html Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that diseases can not only affect fish evolution, but also the aquatic environments in which fish live.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193839.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193839.html Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of University (QMUL), Francis Crick Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel technology to understand how an important protein connects to other cellular proteins. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193820.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193820.html Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193712.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193712.html Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193730.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193730.html Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Mexican solar steam project wins funding A revolutionary solar thermal technology is to be tested in Mexico, thanks to funding secured by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and industry partner Larkfleet Ltd. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193695.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193695.html Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is part of a team that have discovered new insights into the birth and death of the very first stars in the Universe.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193503.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193503.html Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology A new £3m grant from Wellcome Trust to a consortium involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will help to set up a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy – a technology that is revolutionising biology.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193421.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193421.html Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered a major source of an important greenhouse gas in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193108.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193108.html Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193087.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/193087.html Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/192904.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/192904.html Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships BBC joins the expanding number of organisations choosing to partner with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to provide degree apprenticeships, a national flagship scheme launched by the UK government that offers the opportunity of studying for a degree while training on the job.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/192839.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/192839.html Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends A new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that goats can recognise their stablemate friends calling by developing a mental image of how they sound and look.        

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/192711.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/192711.html Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an interactive library of talking seeds, which gives users a potted history of the plants grown in the east end of London, and tells the stories of the people who grow them.        

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191970.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191970.html Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award A virtual learning platform from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won at the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191770.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191770.html Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Space sounds inspire short film competition Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191457.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191457.html Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
So you’re looking to run a Research in Schools project? Dr Martin Archer from the School of Physics and Astronomy writes about his work taking the latest research into schools and how his findings can help science researchers and teachers interested in doing something similar.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191458.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191458.html Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts – a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour – according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191256.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191256.html Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash A group of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students won a Europe-wide tech clash with their idea to create a collaborative virtual reality platform for education.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191079.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191079.html Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Space diary fires up primary school children's imagination Thousands of schoolchildren will have the chance to become space experts as they learn about British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake’s historic space mission by taking part in a pioneering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) literacy project called Space Diary.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191080.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/191080.html Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Ash tree genome aids fight against disease Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have successfully decoded the genetic sequence of the ash tree, to help the fight against the fungal disease, ash dieback.        

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190672.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190672.html Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Music transformed by technology at QMUL’s Christmas Lecture Traditional instruments were transformed by computer science to create sounds previously impossible at the annual Children’s Christmas lecture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190858.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190858.html Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Rudolph’s antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190811.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190811.html Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of the top ten people who mattered in science in 2016 by the prestigious scientific publisher Nature.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190670.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190670.html Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
£2m funding award to QMUL will boost monitoring of chronic medical conditions Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of eight institutions to receive funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate how wearable devices like sensors and smart-watches can be used to improve our understanding and management of long-term medical conditions.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190426.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190426.html Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190180.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/190180.html Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are part of an international team that has discovered minute fluctuations in Saturn’s gravitational field using several thousand images of the planet’s moons obtained by the Cassini probe.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189852.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189852.html Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers create synthetic skin Wearable technologies could be transformed with a new type of artificial material that can mimic the properties of skin from sensing touch to even being self-healing.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189860.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189860.html Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Student coders triumph at London Zoohackathon A group of QMUL students were on the winning team at the first ever London Zoohackathon, a computer coding and technology event which aims to tackle wildlife trafficking.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189751.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189751.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals Showy ornaments used by the male of the species in competition for mates, such as the long tail of a peacock or shaggy mane of a lion, could indicate a species' risk of decline in a changing climate, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).        

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189612.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/189612.html Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize Becky Parker, visiting professor at QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded The Royal Society's Kavli Education Medal 2016.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/188679.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/188679.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
School pupils to detect cosmic rays School students from across Dulwich and Sutton are set to learn all about particle physics by detecting their own cosmic rays.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/188043.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/188043.html Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in medicine.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182174.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182174.html Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the ability to a colony, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182241.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182241.html Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Mathematical music, bird brains and negative materials – QMUL’s scientists and engineers gear up for a new season of inaugural lectures Queen Mary University of London’s free public lecture series ‘Meet our Professors’ kicks off this academic year with a strong presence from researchers from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182075.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182075.html Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Good food puts bees in good mood We all know what it’s like to taste our favourite food and instantly feel good about the world but the same phenomenon may happen in bumblebees.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182057.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/182057.html Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease? UK study suggests human activity may be helping fuel ranavirus outbreak.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181902.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181902.html Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181769.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181769.html Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition What do robots performing comedy, music boxes from China and a jelly pudding have in common? These are just three of the projects that were on display at the Intersections exhibit, which showcased work from the Media and Arts Technology CDT at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181631.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181631.html Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering A leading expert in digital music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been elected as a new Fellow to the Royal Academy of Engineering.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181405.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181405.html Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).      

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181277.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/181277.html Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL professor wins computer science award Professor Dino Distefano has been awarded the Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) Award for his work, as part of a team of other researchers, into Separation Logic.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/180559.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/180559.html Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
New Earth-like planet found around nearest star Clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, has been found by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/180424.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/180424.html Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analysing the responses.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/180078.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/180078.html Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179708.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179708.html Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Radar tracking reveals the "life stories" of bumblebees as they forage for food Scientists have tracked the flight paths of a group of bumblebees throughout their entire lives to find out how they explore their environment and search for food.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179659.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179659.html Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface.   

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179042.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179042.html Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Astronaut joints and banana DNA showcased at science festival Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated science in all its shapes and forms with a festival showcasing the university’s research to youngsters.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179038.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/179038.html Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Could goats become man's best friend? Goats have the capacity to communicate with people like other domesticated animals, such as dogs and horses, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178820.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178820.html Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178404.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178404.html Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better than CD quality, known as high resolution audio, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178407.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178407.html Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Lost hormone is found in starfish Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.          

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178410.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/178410.html Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Cereal science: how scientists inverted the Cheerios effect Liquid drops on soft solid surfaces interact by an ‘inverted Cheerios effect’, which can be tweaked so that the droplets move towards or away from each other, according to an international group of scientists publishing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177892.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177892.html Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
School kids solve space missions at QMUL robotics challenge Teams of school students from around the country competed in a robotics challenge involving space missions at an event hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177952.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177952.html Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Can computers do magic? Magicians could join composers and artists in finding new ideas for their performances by using computers to create new magic effects, according to computer scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177884.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177884.html Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly The toxic and expensive phosphors used widely in fluorescent lighting could be eliminated thanks to a new study conducted by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177737.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/177737.html Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Schools compete in chemistry festival at Queen Mary University of London School kids from across London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent competed in an exciting day of hands-on chemistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/176950.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/176950.html Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Opening young minds to bioengineering A pioneering scheme called The Bioengineering Experience, developed for school children to explore advances in science, engineering and materials hosted a group of ten-year olds from St Joseph’s in the Park returning for their second visit to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/176587.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/176587.html Tue, 3 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Save London's Bees Nature lovers and green-fingered enthusiasts are urged to plant bee-friendly flowers to help ailing pollinator populations and to attract one of the many hundreds of bees due to be released later this summer from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a competition launched by the London Pollinator Project.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/176437.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/176437.html Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book How the dinosaur group, the tyrannosaurs, evolved over the course of 100-million years into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that are so well recognised today, is charted in a new book by a Zoology lecturer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/173698.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/173698.html Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Personal data revolution takes first step A new way of managing personal information set to maximise people’s chances of privacy is being developed by computer scientists, led by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/173552.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/173552.html Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share Well qualified bumblebees are not prepared to share their pollinating knowledge with less experienced bees, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172441.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172441.html Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots to make them identify hot and coloured lanterns.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172327.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172327.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million HEFCE grant to develop engineering and computer science conversion courses Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a portion of £1.7m in funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop four MSc courses.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172159.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172159.html Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by a team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who have developed a computing platform for high quality, ultra responsive interactive audio.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172188.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172188.html Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize Professor Kevin Homewood, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has won a £245,298 Brian Mercer Award for Innovation to further his research into silicon detectors.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172148.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/172148.html Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art? Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown research on infectious disease outbreaks can been adapted to study the locations of artworks by graffiti artist Banksy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/171678.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/171678.html Thu, 3 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees Flowers’ iridescent petals, which may look plain to human eyes, produce the perfect signal for bees, according to a new study involving researchers from QMUL.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/171246.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/171246.html Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the genes in starfish that encode neuropeptides - a common type of chemical found in human brains. The revelation gives researchers new insights into how neural function evolved in the animal kingdom.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/170569.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/170569.html Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Slime can see After more than 300 years of looking, scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, have figured out how bacteria “see” their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/170541.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/170541.html Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect ageing race horses like champion hurdler Rock on Ruby, the winner of Coral Hurdle at Ascot in 2015.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/170325.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/170325.html Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools School kids from across London competed to solve the world’s ‘Trash’ problems as part of a First Lego League tournament hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169880.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169880.html Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet The general public are invited to follow scientists from around the globe as they search for an Earth-like exoplanet around the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. The observing campaign called Pale Dot Red is launched today, and coordinated and led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169578.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169578.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops carried out by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169513.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169513.html Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love Dr Rob Knell from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences writes how large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops.  

This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169759.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169759.html Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
New generation of synthetic bone grafts created Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a new type of synthetic bone graft that boosts the body’s own ability to regenerate bone tissue and could produce better outcomes for patients.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/168709.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/168709.html Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:00:00 GMT
Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Exeter have found. Globally, phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - absorb as much carbon dioxide as tropical rainforests and so understanding the way they respond to a warming climate is crucial.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/168706.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/168706.html Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL’s Institute of Bioengineering launch celebrated with photo competition The new cross-faculty Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated its launch with a photo competition for staff and students.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/168159.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/168159.html Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
How to feed and raise a Wikipedia robo-editor Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science looks at what it takes to teach an AI how to read natural human languages. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169764.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/169764.html Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL professor wins £300,000 research prize to help transform satellite and mobile communications A world expert in antennae and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a prestigious £300,000 international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/167356.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/167356.html Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Male bees have more than a one-track mind Male bumblebees are just as smart as female worker bees despite their dim-witted reputation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/166728.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/166728.html Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/166418.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/166418.html Mon, 9 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds A chemistry PhD student has found a simple way for the first time of producing two chemical compounds that were first discovered in late 19th century, entirely by accident. The discovery could have implications for fighting disease and growing crops, where the sulfur containing compounds called sultones and sultines, play a significant role.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/165834.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/165834.html Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Manipulating the antennae on cells promises new treatments for osteoarthritis Bioengineers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown for the first time that lithium chloride, a common drug used to treat mental health disorders, could offer an effective treatment against osteoarthritis by disrupting the length of the cells’ antennae called primary cilia.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/165844.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/165844.html Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Ada Lovelace and the importance of role models To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2015, Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science argues about the importance of role models. After all, if computer pioneer Ada Lovelace had strong women role models even in her day, we must ensure women continue to do so today.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/165027.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/165027.html Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries Researchers at QMUL have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures without the use of moulds or techniques like 3D printing.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/164051.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/164051.html Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Study finds people’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/163133.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/163133.html Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Government praises QMUL’s support for school computing teachers Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written to QMUL’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell, to thank him for the university’s contribution to the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computing Science supporting school teachers.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162901.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162901.html Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
England could eradicate Bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics New research by the team that previously showed that testing was more effective than badger culling at controlling Bovine Tuberculosis, have found the tactics currently employed by the Welsh and Scottish, but not English, authorities are leading to disease reduction.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162753.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162753.html Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Understanding of complex networks could help unify gravity and quantum mechanics Mathematicians investigating one of science’s great questions – How to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small – have discovered that when the understanding of complex networks such as the brain or the internet is applied to geometry the results match up with quantum behaviour.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162818.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162818.html Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats The ability of some bats to spot motionless prey in the dark has baffled experts until now. By creating the first visual images from echolocation, researchers reveal we have been missing how bats sense their world.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162395.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/162395.html Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals Research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their calls.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/161216.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/161216.html Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Birdsong recognition app launches using QMUL research QMUL machine learning researcher Dan Stowell and his business partner Florence Wilkinson have launched Warblr, their mobile app that can automatically recognise birds by their song.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/161168.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/161168.html Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Initial results from Rosetta comet mission revealed Early results from the Rosetta spacecraft mission’s Philae lander, which successfully landed on a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last year, have been published in the journal Science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/160254.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/160254.html Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Team of QMUL researchers win award for software designed to help visually impaired audio producers The Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) team has won the Award for Best Solution by a Large Organisation at the Connect Ability Challenge event, a software development competition focusing on developing technology that can help improve the lives of people living with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The event was organised by AT&T and New York University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/160273.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/160273.html Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL student takes top prize at IBM Best Student Recognition event A first year student from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious industry award for developing a smart solution to food waste.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/160171.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/160171.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New computer program first to recognise sketches more accurately than a human Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/159633.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/159633.html Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/159456.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/159456.html Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Students win hackathon by giving air passengers’ spare baggage capacity to charities A team of students from QMUL has won the £10,000 grand prize at the Sabre Destination Hack event by developing a prototype system that allows frequent flyers to fill their spare luggage capacity on planes with products that charities need.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158714.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158714.html Mon, 6 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
School of Physics and Astronomy commended for commitment to gender equality QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded Juno Champion Status by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in recognition of action they have taken to address the under-representation of women in university physics.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158747.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158747.html Mon, 6 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Most internet anonymity software leaks users’ details Services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks, according to researchers at QMUL and others.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158459.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158459.html Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count Cat owners fail to realise the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research, published today, from QMUL and the University of Exeter.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158427.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158427.html Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Showcase of world’s best science teaching arrives at Queen Mary University of London The Science on Stage Europe festival which brings some of the best science teachers from around the world together to demonstrate their teaching and share ideas is underway at QMUL.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158102.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/158102.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL appoints new Vice Principal for Science and Engineering Professor Edmund Burke will be QMUL's new Vice Principal (Science and Engineering) from September 2015.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/157463.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/157463.html Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Mini-megalomaniac AI is already all around us, but it won’t get further without our help Professor Peter McOwan, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, discusses  whether artificial intelligences would actually be able to take over the world, whether they’d want to, and how we'd know if they did.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/156860.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/156860.html Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Synthetic spider silk could be altered to be stronger or stretchier After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials — from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements — made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/156611.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/156611.html Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
How we discovered the three revolutions of American pop Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical “revolutions” that shaped the musical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/156202.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/156202.html Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL takes part in Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 PhD students from QMUL’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes as well as representatives of the School of Law take part in the popular festival.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/155810.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/155810.html Wed, 13 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together to study the evolution of pop music.  Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/155305.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/155305.html Tue, 5 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats’ their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/155308.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/155308.html Tue, 5 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Showcase of QMUL electronic engineering and computer science Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) presented some their research to colleagues and visitors at the Mile End Campus.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152640.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152640.html Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression of disease in infected bees but has harmful effects when consumed by healthy bees.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152600.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152600.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Reducing big data using ideas from quantum theory makes it easier to interpret A new technique of visualising the complicated relationships between anything from Facebook users to proteins in a cell via countries’ importing and exporting food provides a simpler and cheaper method of making sense of large volumes of data.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152414.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152414.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Why Not Nudge? Dr Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology explores the research behind behavioural economics and looks at its relationship with advertising

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152415.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152415.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152317.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152317.html Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon injuries.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152241.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/152241.html Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as after it had died.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151776.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151776.html Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL physicists prepare for new data as Large Hadron Collider restarts Physicists from QMUL, members of the ATLAS experiment and participants in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson particle, are gearing up to analyse new data from the Large Hadron Collider.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151643.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151643.html Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically Bumblebees trained to go to feeders labelled with a certain colour or pattern cue but avoid differently labelled alternative feeders did so when feeders were arranged horizontally but didn’t when arranged vertically. Researchers believe this could be because groups of flowers arranged horizontally, like those in a meadow, often include several different species, while those arranged vertically, like in blossoming trees are likely to all be the same species.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151666.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151666.html Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
EECS PhD students win sustainable communities hackathon An interdisciplinary team of five students from QMUL’s PhD programme in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will travel to Mumbai to present their ideas after winning a competition to design a system that integrated plants and social media to promote sustainable communities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151554.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151554.html Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Number-crunching Higgs boson: meet the world's largest distributed computer grid In an article which originally appeared on The Conversation, Dr Tom Whyntie explains how the world's largest distributed computer grid helped find the Higgs boson and what it'll be doing as the Large Hadron Collider is started up again.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151124.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151124.html Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
CARDIS, a new European effort targeting mobile early-stage cardio vascular disease detection QMUL has partnered with imec, Medtronic, Ghent University and others to launch the CARDIS project. Together they will develop and validate an early-stage cardiovascular disease detection platform using integrated silicon photonics.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/150280.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/150280.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers display their innovations at Wearable Technology Show Wearable technologies, including a bag that tracks what’s in it, a jacket that helps people make introductions and a necklace that connects people in long-distance relationships, are among innovations being demonstrated by QMUL researchers at the Wearable Technology Show 2015.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151041.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/151041.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘Habitable’ planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist A report published in Science has dismissed claims made last year that the first super-Earth planet discovered in the habitable zone of a distant star was ‘stellar activity masquerading as planets’.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149904.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149904.html Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL supports Innovate UK wearables challenge The Innovate UK IC Tomorrow competition is offering up to £35,000 to small companies to work with expert partners, including QMUL, to find solutions to challenges in the wearable technologies market.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149782.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149782.html Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Bees form false memories just like humans In the same way that humans sometimes remember things that didn’t actually occur, researchers have found that bees also misremember. False memories have never been observed in non-human animals before.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149542.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149542.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL announces new MSc partnership with Kew From September 2015 QMUL will be offering a new MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149491.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149491.html Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
The Statistics of Climate Change Professor Norman Fenton writes about his role co-presenting a forthcoming BBC Four documentary on climate change and the importance of three key statistics.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149500.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149500.html Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
How music listening programs can be easily fooled In this blog post, QMUL Lecturer in Digital Media Bob L. Sturm discusses how, like 'Clever Hans' the German horse who appeared to be able to do complex mathematics, music listening programs can appear to work until we start to really test them.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149342.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149342.html Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New QMUL app uses Twitter comments to give real-time film reviews A new app, called Reel Reviews, which uses sophisticated computer analysis of comments from users on Twitter to give up-to-the-minute film ratings has been launched just in time for the Oscars.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149035.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/149035.html Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells Researchers at QMUL have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/148963.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/148963.html Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Professor collaborates on Singapore music and mathematics conference Professor Elaine Chew from QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music is invited convener of, and speaker and performer at, a unique international workshop to be hosted at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/148165.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/148165.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘Stressed’ young bees could be the cause of colony collapse Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147864.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147864.html Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL PhD student exhibits tactile music chair for deaf people Robert Jack, a PhD student on the Media and Arts Technology programme at QMUL took his audio tactile furniture to the Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147824.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147824.html Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces Researchers at QMUL in collaboration with the University of Florence, have discovered that a species of tropical wasps can memorise the faces of members of their colony and will attack any individual with an unfamiliar face.  These wasps can also recognise the smell of their nest-mates, but pay more attention to the unique facial patterns in their species when considering whether an individual is friend or foe.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147568.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147568.html Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘Nudge’ psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147074.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/147074.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL backed model-building game Sodaconstructor launches Kickstarter BAFTA-winning physics-based model building game Sodaconstructor has launched a Kickstarter to bring the constructor experience to a new generation through mobile.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/146094.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/146094.html Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease Modelling produced by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/145991.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/145991.html Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Mortimer the Drumming Robot features in Royal Institution Christmas Lectures Mortimer, the robot developed by PhD student Louis McCallum from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, has taken a key role in the prestigious Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/145445.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/145445.html Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/145030.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/145030.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Syphilis sailed the ocean blue: why a bent femur won’t overturn Columbus theory Following recent dispute over its origins in Europe, Dr Rob Knell from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explains why he is yet to be convinced by any alternative to the theory that Columbus brought syphilis across the Atlantic.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144965.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144965.html Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL awarded £5million to create new labs and expand science and engineering teaching Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End campus.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144817.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144817.html Tue, 9 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL researcher conducts experiments with Science Museum visitors Londoners are notorious for avoiding eye contact with each other but how bad are we really? That’s one of the things visitors to the Science Museum can currently help to find out if they take part in an experiment being run by QMUL and UCL researchers to learn how long people can comfortably make eye contact with someone else.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144743.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144743.html Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Iwan Williams on his role in the Rosetta comet mission The world was enraptured last month as the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander made its historic landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. QMUL’s Professor Iwan Williams had more reason than most to be interested, as he was one of a team of investigators working the CONSERT instrument that is part of the mission. Here he explains what CONSERT is trying to find out and how it took on a vital new function after the landing.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144735.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144735.html Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144586.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/144586.html Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL helps launch crowd funded moon mission With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the moon.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143449.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143449.html Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic tricks.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143235.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143235.html Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Research and Industrial Engagement Showcase 2014 at Queen Mary Queen Mary’s first ever science and engineering research and industrial engagement conference took place on Thursday 6th November, showcasing our work to an audience of top businesses.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143079.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143079.html Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL scientist creates automatic birdsong recognition app Warblr is an app is based on technology developed at QMUL and the prototype was developed with an Innovation Fund grant.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141918.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141918.html Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL scientists find further evidence that fish are cleverer than previously thought Scientists working at Queen Mary University of London and University of Bath have found that zebrafish are able to visually process multiple objects simultaneously, more proof that fish are cleverer than their ‘three-second memory’ reputation suggests.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141935.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141935.html Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Music and Arts Technology students demonstrate PhD work in Tech City QMUL PhD students who are part of a programme to combine research with digital creativity took part in a research showcase in East London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141726.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141726.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Students on new QMUL course make important dinosaur discovery in Canada Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and important dinosaur skull while on a trip to Canada as part of the course.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141407.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141407.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Centre for Public Engagement funds eight new projects Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the university.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141381.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141381.html Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Entire amphibian communities are being wiped out by emerging viruses Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141211.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141211.html Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at QMUL Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of women to science, technology engineering, and mathematics. This year we wanted to keep our celebrations close to home by giving some of those working at QMUL the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141139.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141139.html Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141030.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/141030.html Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary receives share of £125m for bioscience PhD students Queen Mary University of London is part of a group of London-based institutions awarded £15m to train bioscience PhD students as part of a £125m nationwide campaign to support the training and development of PhD students tackling some of the world’s major challenges.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/140750.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/140750.html Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Astronomer Awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship Dr David Mulryne, a postdoctoral Research Assistant in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship by the Royal Society.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139886.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139886.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
False memories could be a side-effect of human ability to learn rules Our tendency to create false memories could be related to our ability to learn rules according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139892.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139892.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
How could smartphones be easier to use when we can’t look at the screen? Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Reader in Interaction Design in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science tells us about his latest research into how sighted and visually impaired people use touchscreen devices that they can’t see. This paper won the Best Short Paper prize at the Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139219.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139219.html Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Chemistry students discover new way of identifying hydrogen peroxide Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139161.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/139161.html Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL’s drumming robot makes first public appearance at British Science Festival A stripped down version of the drumming robot developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has delivered its first public appearance, playing along with a young audience member.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/138964.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/138964.html Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a reality, according to a new collaboration between scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Microsoft.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137892.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137892.html Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Audience arousal gauged during live performances Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have created a tool that allows real-time visualisations of the audience’s reaction during live music performances.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137807.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137807.html Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers determine why tendons break down with age Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137324.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137324.html Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Human Harp to unleash the voice of the Roundhouse An artist in residence at Queen Mary University of London has developed a new instrument, once used to play the Brooklyn Bridge for its 130th birthday, which will unleash the voice of the Roundhouse during a one-off residency.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137325.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/137325.html Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Prestigious fellowship to support software inspired by the human ear A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a new fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to develop versatile algorithms that can separate and interpret sounds, based on the way the human auditory system works.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136772.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136772.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New grants boost QMUL’s commercial collaborations in audio Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have teamed up with commercial sound recognition pioneer Audio Analytic, with the support of two new grants worth £385K from the Technology Strategy Board.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136753.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136753.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Physics Nobel Prize winners attend conference at QMUL A conference marking 50 years since the discovery of CP violation, a tiny difference between matter and antimatter that is vital for our existence, was held at Queen Mary University of London on 10-11 July.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136295.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136295.html Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL antenna experts contribute to lighter, safer, more fuel efficient aircraft Experts in in antennas and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London will work with industry partners in a £11.6m project looking at future communications systems for civil aircraft.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136299.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136299.html Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136151.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/136151.html Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists improve metal detectors for early diagnosis of lifestyle and age-related diseases Sensors created by chemists at Queen Mary University of London could lead to a set of new tools for researchers to investigate conditions like diabetes resulting in earlier diagnosis and new treatments.   

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134801.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134801.html Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134629.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134629.html Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL scientists discover teeth protein promises bone regeneration Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134686.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134686.html Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL celebrates 10-year partnership with BUPT To mark the 10-year anniversary of Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) partnership with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), the institutions have signed a letter of intent and exchanged QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme 10th anniversary plaques.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134585.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134585.html Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Silver lining found for making new drugs Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134265.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134265.html Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Top professional engineering body endorses QMUL’s Joint Programme in China The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has reconfirmed the academic accreditation of the three courses offered by the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Joint Programme with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134267.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134267.html Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Unleash your inner engineer with a new Kickstarter campaign Graduate designers from Queen Mary University of London are raising money through crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture a new Lego-like construction set.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134268.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/134268.html Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL wins prestigious business impact award Queen Mary University of London has won the Business Impact Achieved Award  from an influential UK network that supports innovation and commercialisation of research for a spin-out called Actual Experience plc.    

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133894.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133894.html Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Royal recognition for tech start-up entrepreneur and QMUL researcher A scientist from Queen Mary University of London attended a prestigious reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9 June to recognise the growing potential of UK tech start-ups.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133634.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133634.html Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Student creativity unleashed by new apps A zombie game is just one of three new smartphone apps created by students at Queen Mary University of London and supported by QApps, the university’s ground-breaking app development venture.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133449.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133449.html Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behaviour can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on - improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133455.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133455.html Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Astronomers discover ancient worlds from another galaxy next door An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near the Sun. One of the newly-discovered planets could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to the star to allow liquid water on its surface.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133164.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/133164.html Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Best way to rid a garden of snails revealed by QMUL scientist Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails may have to ditch the beer traps and egg shells and revert to developing a strong throwing arm, according to new research co-authored by a physicist at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/131752.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/131752.html Fri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Chemistry festival for secondary school pupils returns to QMUL Students from schools across London, Hertfordshire and Kent enjoyed an exciting day of hands-on fun activities at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 14 May.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/131817.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/131817.html Fri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Slip knot key to creating world’s toughest fibre A new way of making super tough fibres could be realised by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/131751.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/131751.html Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases A mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other infectious diseases. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130968.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130968.html Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Hat-trick of research awards for QMUL bee expert A scientist from Queen Mary University of London, who studies how bees forage for food and the evolution of their sensory systems, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science as well as a prestigious grant from the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). These two awards are in addition to a major grant awarded by European Research Council last month.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130894.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130894.html Fri, 9 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award Dr Stephen Goldup from Queen Mary University of London has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry Hickinbottom Award winner for 2014, recognising the contribution to organic chemistry of a researcher under the age of 35.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130687.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130687.html Tue, 6 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Safe(bee) in numbers Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130032.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/130032.html Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Genetic legacy of rare dwarf trees is widespread Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found genetic evidence that one of Britain’s native tree species, the dwarf birch found in the Scottish Highlands, was once common in England.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128912.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128912.html Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New book challenges the concept of ‘nudge’ Buying houses one can’t afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one’s diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind is the problem, but also the solution, at least if we use ‘nudge’, an approach developed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein to shape the unconscious mind.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128939.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128939.html Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL professor and Facebook software engineer wins national award A professor at Queen Mary University of London whose software company was acquired by Facebook is one of four recipients of the national academy for engineering’s coveted Silver Medal.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128900.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128900.html Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
British scientists’ antenna lens could revolutionise design of aircraft and more Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and BAE Systems have seemingly defied the laws of physics to create a new type of antenna lens which could revolutionise the design of aircraft, ships, radios and satellite dishes – potentially any product which uses an antenna.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128937.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/128937.html Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Saturn’s rings reveal how to make a moon Disturbances in the icy rings of Saturn have given scientists an insight into how moons are made.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126857.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126857.html Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Sculpting String Theory: Queen Mary physicist collaborates with Turner Prize winning artist for new exhibition A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126867.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126867.html Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126499.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126499.html Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Not so dirty: methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126373.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126373.html Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Student’s stand-up robot photo wins national competition A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126324.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126324.html Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Goats are far more clever than previously thought Goats learn how to solve complicated tasks quickly and can recall how to perform them for at least 10 months, which might explain their remarkable ability to adapt to harsh environments, say researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126132.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126132.html Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists take research to Parliament Two Queen Mary University of London researchers were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present their work to politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of a poster competition for the sciences earlier this month.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126061.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126061.html Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New research to help save UK trees from beetle threat Researchers at Queen Mary University of London are among seven UK teams to secure a share of £7m in funding for the fight against pests and diseases endangering Britain’s woodlands.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126064.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/126064.html Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Europe’s resilience of natural gas networks during conflicts and crises probed with maths Gas networks in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Belarus are less resilient than the UK during conflicts and crises, according to new research from mathematicians at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/125596.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/125596.html Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Searching for patterns is essential for our survival Iconic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse all died at the age of 27. Why do we read into these random instances as patterns?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/125388.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/125388.html Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New study suggests each red dwarf star has at least one planet Three new planets with properties that might make them suitable for life are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124859.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124859.html Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Plants convert energy at lightning speed A new way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to a changing climate, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124475.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124475.html Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
A prequel that outshines the original: the exceptional 160-million-year-old fossils found in Inner Mongolia A new fauna of fossil species at 160 million year old sites in China have been co-discovered by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124598.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124598.html Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Digital music to feel impact of Big Data A new project that will use large music collections – so called Big Data – to support music research has been launched by Queen Mary University of London, City University London, University College London and the British Library.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124189.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/124189.html Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New study reveals communications potential of graphene Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/123791.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/123791.html Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Fourfold rise in Actual Experience shares on first day of trading A Queen Mary University of London spinout company, which helps companies manage their digital supply chains, saw shares jump to more than four times their float price on its first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/123575.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/123575.html Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Crayfish study provides complicated web of interactions How different species of invasive crayfish interact with each other and affect their local environment has been uncovered for the first time by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/123427.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/123427.html Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Who is watching the watchers? We are being watched. Our movements and activity tracked. Our data is being traded behind the scenes, changing hands many times without our knowledge.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122859.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122859.html Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season Male fallow deer are sensitive to changes in the groans that rivals make during mating season when competing for the attention of female deer, and can assess the level of threat other males pose simply from vocal cues, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122673.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122673.html Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Digital music gets a cubist makeover An eight-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that’s the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers at Queen Mary University of London and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can easily modify to produce sounds in surprising new ways.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122515.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122515.html Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Farming and wetlands: readdressing the balance More than 50 per cent of our planet’s wetlands, from peatbogs to estuaries, both natural and man-made, are under threat from habitat destruction and climate change. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122472.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/122472.html Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New programme to support computing teaching launched A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/121993.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/121993.html Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Schizophrenia in the limelight: film-industry technology provides insights into social exclusion http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/120016.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/120016.html Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Discovery brings scientists one step closer to understanding tendon injury Research led by Queen Mary University of London has discovered a specific mechanism that is crucial to effective tendon function, which could reveal why older people are more prone to tendon injury.   

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/119291.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/119291.html Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Analysis of extinct fossils reveals flying reptiles did not float like birds The extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs, likely spent little time on water, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118967.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118967.html Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists find a groovy way to influence specialisation of stem cells Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia –tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118726.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118726.html Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Using robots to reach out to isolated people Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in a major new project looking at how cutting-edge robotics can enable people to participate in public spaces, as a place to meet and share ideas without being there in person.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118674.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118674.html Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone Technology company, Actual Experience, which  works with consumers and business to improve the experience of their IT, has achieved a double success, completing a £4m financing round with one of Europe's largest investment managers and winning another prestigious industry award for innovation.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118727.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118727.html Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Stealth manoeuvre allows nectar bats to target insect prey A nectar-feeding bat that was thought to eat insects in passing has been discovered to target its moving prey with stealth precision, according to new research by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118455.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118455.html Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Turner Prize: What can cognitive scientists tell us about art? These Associations? And what can cognitive scientists learn from the way they do it? ]]> http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118090.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/118090.html Fri, 6 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT Top tech magazine shortlists creative QM app for gadget award An app created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, which transforms photographs of drawings into music, has reached the Creative App of the Year shortlist at the Stuff Gadget Awards 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/117601.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/117601.html Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists create perfect solution to iron out kinks in surfaces A new technique that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves has been developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London. The discovery could hail a step-change in how antennas are tailored to each platform, which could be useful to a number of industries that rely on high performance antennas for reliable and efficient wireless communications.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/117127.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/117127.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/116312.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/116312.html Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary shares £100 million boost for environmental science http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/116229.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/116229.html Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT Event for women coders, artists and innovators explores open technologies Queen Mary University of London is set to host an international conference for women interested in using open technologies in digital arts, social innovation and creative industries.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115558.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115558.html Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cell A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ‘control centre’ of the cell for the first time.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115135.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115135.html Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Higgs boson theory Scientists from Queen Mary University of London welcome the announcement and congratulate Peter Higgs and François Englert, who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115164.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115164.html Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary student wins silver in Dragon’s Den for young entrepreneurs A student from Queen Mary University of London’s Design and Innovation programme has won a prize of £3,000 at the annual Innovation Hothouse competition, which showcases the very best in final year student design projects.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115092.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/115092.html Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary earns award for improving gender equality Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is the recipient of the University’s first ever Silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/114794.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/114794.html Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary music software spin-out scores record investment Music software company, MixGenius, which uses research developed at Queen Mary University of London, has secured 1.5million Canadian dollars1 to accelerate its capacity to support musicians to achieve professional sound quality without using a sound engineer.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/114694.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/114694.html Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Nanoscale neuronal activity measured for the first time A new technique that allows scientists to measure the electrical activity in the communication junctions of the nervous systems has been developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/114432.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/114432.html Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Accidental nanoparticle discovery could hail revolution in manufacturing A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball, with magnetic properties, has been uncovered in a new method of synthesising carbon nanotubes by physicists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/113478.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/113478.html Fri, 6 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists uncover genetic similarities between bats and dolphins The evolution of similar traits in different species, a process known as convergent evolution, is widespread not only at the physical level, but also at the genetic level, according to new research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and published in Nature this week.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/113396.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/113396.html Wed, 4 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Synthetic polymer could stop the spread of HIV A precisely designed macromolecule that mimics the binding of HIV to immune system cells could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body, according to a new study led by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/113337.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/113337.html Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Particle physics-inspired art installation opens in London ice well A Queen Mary University of London scientist has teamed up with an artist to create a physics-inspired subterranean art installation in a Victorian ice well.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/112761.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/112761.html Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Playing video games can boost brain power Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/112578.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/112578.html Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Comedy robot metal tested at the Barbican Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have developed a robot to perform stand-up comedy to test what makes audiences laugh. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/111813.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/111813.html Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists uncover secrets of starfish’s bizarre feeding mechanism Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/110329.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/110329.html Fri, 2 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientist launches Kickstarter project to bend piano sounds A digital media lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London is raising money through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture new touch sensors for piano-style keyboards that allow players to transform the sounds of the notes.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104427.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104427.html Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists discover promising protein to treat osteoarthritis New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that a protein found predominantly in healthy cartilage, a type of tissue that allows the smooth movement of joints, could hold the key to treating osteoarthritis.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104764.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104764.html Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Elusive phenomena observed by Queen Mary scientists Physicists have confirmed the surprising behaviour of one of nature’s most unusual particles called neutrinos, which are thought to play a fundamental role in the formation of the universe.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104357.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104357.html Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New sexual health app to help men last longer A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London’s app store.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104272.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104272.html Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary strengthens education ties with Brazil A Brazilian MP visited Queen Mary, University of London on a fact-finding trip to hear from current students on the Science without Borders programme, a new scholarship initiative launched by the Brazilian Government last year.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104287.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104287.html Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Teaching science through mystery: new £3m project launched in Europe The universal appeal of magic tricks, myths and mysteries are being harnessed to help school children across Europe develop a passion for science in a new project coordinated by Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104121.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/104121.html Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary student creates ‘Flower Pot Men’ of the future A PhD student from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London has created a series of talking plants to help educate local people about the flora around them.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/103344.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/103344.html Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists fish for the genetic causes of drug addiction Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London will be asking visitors at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to perform a simple computer task to test their impulsivity as part of the exhibit ‘Are you more impulsive than a fish?'.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/103032.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/103032.html Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s Beijing students graduate The first graduation ceremony of 2013 for students at Queen Mary, University of London took place in China on Thursday 27 June.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/102766.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/102766.html Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New red blood cell simulator invented at Queen Mary Engineers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed the world’s most precise computer simulation of how red blood cells might travel around the body to help doctors treat people with serious circulatory problems.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/102687.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/102687.html Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Balancing the books during uncertain times Our understanding of major events, such as a future economic crisis could be much improved if politicians and policymakers thought in terms of uncertainty rather than risk when implementing public policy interventions, cognitive psychologists argue. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/102218.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/102218.html Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary students battle to become Britain’s greenest driver Two students from Queen Mary, University of London will jump behind the wheel for the first stages of a non-stop driving challenge across the length of Britain in a bid to be crowned the nation’s most economical driver.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/101897.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/101897.html Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
What’s in a name? Names can provide a clue to a person’s background, and with certain names come certain preconceptions. But could a parent’s choice of name for their child be influenced by evolution? Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London analysed the most popular baby names from the last decade to decode the link between the sounds in a name and the sex, in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE today (Wednesday 5 June).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/101060.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/101060.html Wed, 5 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Science and storytelling collide at Pathology Museum event Six speakers take the microphone at Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London - on Tuesday 25 June to share touching, absurd, and funny personal stories about the science that has changed their lives.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/100718.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/100718.html Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
International tech companies visit QM A delegation of around of more than 30 global tech businesses visited the state of the art media technology facilities at Mile End Campus on Tuesday 21 May, as part of this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/100112.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/100112.html Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Digital Shoreditch Festival showcases the best in creative and online technology from Queen Mary An interactive game that explores long-term memory and an art sculpture that responds to changes in air pollution are just two of the projects from the Media and Arts Technology Programme at Queen Mary, University of London featured at this year’s Digital Shoreditch Festival (20-31 May).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99705.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99705.html Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New app turns drawings into music A new creative app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London puts the fun into computer programming by transforming photographs of real drawings into music.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99519.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99519.html Wed, 15 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary Queen Mary, University of London threw open its chemistry laboratory-doors for a day of hands-on fun activities for the Salters' Festival of Chemistry on Wednesday 15 May.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99670.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99670.html Wed, 15 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New course combines the best of computer science and business Queen Mary will be one of the few institutions in London to offer a new degree programme that has been designed with the help of some of the world’s leading employers.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99409.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/99409.html Tue, 14 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
International science teaching festival heads to Queen Mary Queen Mary, University of London has been selected to host the next Science on Stage conference in 2015. This conference brings together inspirational science teachers from across Europe and Canada to share best teaching practice and make international links.

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Mathematicians help to unlock brain function Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published studies.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/98439.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/98439.html Wed, 1 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert Digital Music experts at Queen Mary, University of London have joined forces with the world-renowned London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) for a concert merging contemporary and classical music with science and technology.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/98457.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/98457.html Wed, 1 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories, research finds Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Bath have found that people who are congenitally blind have more accurate memories than those who are sighted.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/97501.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/97501.html Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
CASSINI SEES SMALL METEORS CRASHING INTO SATURN RINGS Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London are part of the team to discover the first evidence of small meteoroids, ranging from a centimetre to several metres in size, breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/96932.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/96932.html Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Rescue me: new study finds animals do recover from neglect Animal sanctuaries can play an important role in rehabilitating goats and other animals that have suffered from neglect, according to scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/96855.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/96855.html Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Are people really staring at you? People often think that other people are staring at them even when they are not, vision scientists have found.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/95322.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/95322.html Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have discovered why bees copy each other when looking for nectar – and the answer is remarkably simple.

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Interested in making your own musical jams? There’s an app for that! A new smartphone app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London will lend a helping a hand to all aspiring DJs and musicians by letting anyone create their own musical mash-ups with the aid of some talented artificial intelligence.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/92873.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/92873.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New cyber research institute launched Queen Mary scientists will contribute to finding new ways to protect our online security through the latest cyber research institute launched today (Thursday 21 March). 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/93255.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/93255.html Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Marcus du Sautoy lecture: How maths inspires the arts Popular scientist, broadcaster and alumnus Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin art, dance and music, in a lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 27 March.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/92219.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/92219.html Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s biggest partner university in China ranked top for engineering Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) has been ranked first in China for Information and Communications Engineering by the Chinese Ministry of Education, which assessed over 70 universities offering subjects in that field.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/92108.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/92108.html Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary hosts first UK-China clean energy forum Leading scientists from the UK and China gathered at Queen Mary, University of London last week to find ways of tackling climate change by producing clean energy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/91740.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/91740.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Calling all musos to chart ch-ch-changes in pop music Thousands of music lovers are needed to take part in an online research experiment to track how chart music has evolved over a 50-year period– all in the name of science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/90767.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/90767.html Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary antenna expert receives prestigious research award A scientist researching the commercial properties of the ‘super-material’ graphene, from Queen Mary, University of London, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/90587.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/90587.html Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Female deer take control during the mating season A new study provides the first evidence of polyandry – when females choose to mate with more than one male – in female fallow deer.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/90061.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/90061.html Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM antennas expert turning graphene dreams into reality Research into the ‘super material’ graphene, a derivative of graphite, that could revolutionise the electronic manufacturing industry, will be led by a professor at Queen Mary, University of London after he joins the board of the new Cambridge Graphene Centre.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89704.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89704.html Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Seeing beyond cameras: predicting where people move in CCTV blind spots A new model from Queen Mary, University of London could be a useful security tool in tracking people in large, busy venues such as airport terminals and shopping centres.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89316.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89316.html Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
‘Jet-lagged’ fruit flies provide clues for body clock synchronisation New research led by a team at Queen Mary, University of London, has found evidence of how daily changes in temperature affect the fruit fly’s internal clock.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89340.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89340.html Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists identify new ‘social’ chromosome in the red fire ant Researchers have discovered a social chromosome in the highly invasive fire ant that helps to explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant, and could offer new solutions for dealing with this pest.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89315.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/89315.html Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New genetics project could help save the ash tree 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/88532.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/88532.html Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New study sheds light on dinosaur size 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). 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/88467.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/88467.html Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New book from QM academics explores probability, statistics and risk 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/88419.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/88419.html Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary expands collaborations in China 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87939.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87939.html Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary helping to inspire the next generation of scientists 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87977.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87977.html Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic ‘code’ for honey bee development 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87924.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87924.html Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientist elected to prestigious international society 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87644.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87644.html Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary students win silver in Dragon’s Den for high-tech companies 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87632.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87632.html Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary physicist wins communication prize 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87085.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/87085.html Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary alumna wins top business award in China http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85483.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85483.html Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT Researchers decode birch tree genome sequence for the first time 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86855.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86855.html Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary shares £60 million boost for science innovation Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded funding of over £750,000 to help translate research ideas into commercial success.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86815.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86815.html Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86435.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86435.html Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Biggest astronomical image created by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86122.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/86122.html Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85889.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85889.html Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers ask ‘what makes us gay?’ at Battle of Ideas 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85695.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85695.html Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter 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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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85711.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85711.html Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Home-made videos set to become polished productions using maths 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85617.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85617.html Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85576.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85576.html Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
River Thames invaded with foreign species 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85449.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/85449.html Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Artists and the universe collide in East End exhibition 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84924.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84924.html Mon, 1 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Marine animals could hold the key to looking young 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84965.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84965.html Mon, 1 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Children around the world create space-age art 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84446.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84446.html Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84351.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/84351.html Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/82695.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/82695.html Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Feedback can have a negative impact on performance 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/82600.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/82600.html Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/81831.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/81831.html Mon, 6 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM Professor wins major ecology prize 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/81141.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/81141.html Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Robot Road Run: Racing robots game inspired by EU robotic project arrives as iPhone app 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/80334.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/80334.html Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary PhD candidate wins I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/79171.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/79171.html Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists discover new clues explaining tendon injury 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78668.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78668.html Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM scientists celebrate Higgs boson discovery 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78681.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78681.html Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Online game provides insight into human behaviour A scientific analysis of players interacting through a popular online game has provided a unique insight into social mobility and other human behaviours.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78385.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78385.html Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM student wins £5,000 prize for iPhone app project 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78336.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78336.html Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Biological switch paves way for improved biofuel production 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78285.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78285.html Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Mother goats do not forget their kids 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77982.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77982.html Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Research shows the response of the carbon cycle to climate change 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78047.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/78047.html Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
BaBar data hint at cracks in the standard model 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77931.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77931.html Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM technology spin-out beats 1000 businesses to secure major investment 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77900.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77900.html Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
International study provides new insights into river health 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77664.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/77664.html Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New £3.5m supercomputing investment set to boost small London businesses 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76573.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76573.html Wed, 23 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary opens the doors to state of the art studios for Digital Shoreditch Festival 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76511.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76511.html Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary hosts Salters’ Festival of Chemistry 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76419.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76419.html Mon, 21 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academic awarded Royal Society of Chemistry prize 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76455.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/76455.html Mon, 21 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary lecturer to carry flame at London Paralympics 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/75276.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/75276.html Thu, 17 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Zebrafish could hold the key to understanding psychiatric disorders Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have shown that zebrafish could be used to study the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/75284.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/75284.html Thu, 17 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists discover new inflammatory target Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a new therapeutic target to combat inflammation.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73614.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73614.html Wed, 9 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
VISTA views a vast ball of stars 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73616.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73616.html Wed, 9 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Better housing conditions for zebra fish could improve research results 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73394.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73394.html Thu, 3 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Freezing liquids help to predict properties of prime numbers 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73317.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/73317.html Wed, 2 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Cassini sees new objects blazing trails in Saturn ring 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/72133.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/72133.html Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academic shortlisted for Shell Springboard Award 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/72140.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/72140.html Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
From Jack the Ripper to epidemiology and ecology 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71796.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71796.html Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
What price privacy? New app aims to discover how your phone uses your personal data 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71651.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71651.html Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Interactive sound art exhibition comes to Mile End 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71543.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71543.html Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New study of economic lifeblood in Welsh rivers 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71544.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71544.html Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM lecturer wins prestigious computer science award A lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his significant research contribution to computer science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71251.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/71251.html Wed, 4 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Milky Way image reveals detail of a billion stars 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/70881.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/70881.html Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
VISTA produces spectacular panoramic view of the distant Universe The European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/70216.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/70216.html Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Study shows vision is necessary for spatial awareness tasks 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/70181.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/70181.html Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary researchers take science to Parliament 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/65570.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/65570.html Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Carp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/65145.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/65145.html Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM research scientist is SET to exhibit at the House of Commons 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/65202.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/65202.html Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Road map provides insight to urbanisation phenomenon 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64979.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64979.html Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Flight of the bumblebee decoded by mathematicians Bumblebees use complex flying patterns to avoid predators according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64981.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64981.html Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Can you keep up with the dance music that accelerates forever? A scientist from Queen Mary has produced a dance track that sounds like it is accelerating forever.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64671.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64671.html Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Goat kids develop accents 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64118.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64118.html Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Bumblebees get by with a little help from their honeybee rivals 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64009.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/64009.html Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Fighting crimes against biodiversity: how to catch a killer weed 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63788.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63788.html Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Decoding the molecular machine behind E.coli and cholera 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63789.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63789.html Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Putting the magic into maths Queen Mary, University of London has developed a new educational resource for teachers to help students use amazing magic tricks to learn about maths.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63828.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63828.html Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
A dubstep remix competition... for robots 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63472.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/63472.html Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Musicians, artists and scientists collide at the SuperCollider Conference 2012 Musicians, artists, computer scientists and coders will be brought together in April for a festival exploring work with the SuperCollider audio programming environment.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62622.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62622.html Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Naked mole-rat secrets laid bare at annual odour lecture 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62314.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62314.html Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
‘Rules’ may govern genome evolution in a young plant species 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62335.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62335.html Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New website launched to help students transfer from school to university and employment 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62259.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62259.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Recommendations made for genetic testing for Trimethylaminuria 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62260.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62260.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Ecologists gain insight into the likely consequences of global warming 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62263.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62263.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM entrepreneurs visit Downing Street for high-level technology talks 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62083.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/62083.html Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Limpets are the ultimate composite engineers 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/61910.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/61910.html Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists help narrow down search for the Higgs boson 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/61096.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/61096.html Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary outreach programme celebrated in Parliament 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60606.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60606.html Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
QM academic appointed new Editor-in-Chief of ceramics journal 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/61006.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/61006.html Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Optical illusion reveals reflexes in the brain 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60670.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60670.html Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New smartphone app uses mathematical theory to match your face to celebrities' faces 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60761.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60761.html Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
QM spin-out company seeks brands to trial Twitter analytics service 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60774.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60774.html Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Men have a stronger reaction to seeing other men’s emotions compared with women’s 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60649.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60649.html Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New smartphone ‘asthma app’ launched for children and young people 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60608.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60608.html Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
QM researcher wins ‘I’m a scientist, get me out of here!’ 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60011.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/60011.html Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Defining the future of robots in industry and research 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/59742.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/59742.html Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Tales of Fantasy and the Final Frontier: Dr Richard Garriott de Cayeux gives this year’s Queen Mary Science Communication Lecture 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/59454.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/59454.html Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Silicon Valley comes to Queen Mary for Entrepreneurship Week 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/59187.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/59187.html Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Disco bikes and wave machines inspire local school pupils 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/58864.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/58864.html Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Professor McOwan awarded Mountbatten Medal 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/58546.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/58546.html Wed, 2 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Matt Parker awarded Josh Award for Science Communication 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/57466.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/57466.html Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Through the looking glass: physicists solve age-old problem A problem plaguing physicists across the globe for centuries has finally made a leap towards resolution.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/57302.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/57302.html Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Contamination of UK mobile phones and hands revealed 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/57395.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/57395.html Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Exploring the Sound of String Theory 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56808.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56808.html Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Labour or Conservative? It’s all in the eye of the beholder Scientists have uncovered specific facial characteristics which make MPs look like they belong to one of the two major political parties in Britain.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56901.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56901.html Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
How global warming could cause animals to shrink 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56041.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56041.html Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Culture evolves! 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56040.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/56040.html Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Space enthusiasts win Ticket to Mars 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/54929.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/54929.html Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Making a bee-line for the best rewards 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/53556.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/53556.html Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
If you’re happy and you know it: Queen Mary researchers launch new iPhone app 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/53703.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/53703.html Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Space for Health: astronaut Richard Garriott encourages east London students to get fit and aim higher 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51940.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51940.html Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Illusioneering reveals secret science behind amazing magic tricks 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51756.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51756.html Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Newly discovered molecule essential to resetting ‘body clocks’ 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51586.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51586.html Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:00:01 GMT
Sexual orientation and gender conforming traits in women are genetic Sexual orientation and ‘gender conformity’ in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51225.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51225.html Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists partner with broadcaster in new audio research initiative 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51288.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51288.html Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists sequence DNA of cancer-resistant rodent 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51149.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51149.html Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Invisibility cloak to be unveiled with new research 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51006.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/51006.html Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:00:01 GMT
Face Science meets Robot Science at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50854.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50854.html Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Fluorescent fish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50873.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50873.html Sun, 3 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
How Bumblebees Tackle the Travelling Salesman Problem 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50719.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50719.html Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
A step closer to solving one of the biggest mysteries in fundamental physics? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50085.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/50085.html Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Tapping into plants is the key to combat climate change, says scientist 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/49358.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/49358.html Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New technology holds the key to earlier diagnosis of heart disease 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/49371.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/49371.html Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
‘Bone healing’ materials engineer wins top engineering award 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48851.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48851.html Fri, 20 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Wildlife in trouble from oil palm plantations, according to scientists 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48573.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48573.html Thu, 19 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Method used in hunt for serial killers turns to killer diseases 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48569.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48569.html Wed, 18 May 2011 12:00:01 GMT
Understanding what affects beauty through the pirouette of a dancer 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48292.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/48292.html Thu, 12 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Mother and kid goat vocals strike a chord Mother and kid goats recognise each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47977.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47977.html Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Less radiation in Chernobyl lakes than feared 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47920.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47920.html Wed, 4 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
A safer treatment could be realised for millions suffering from parasite infection 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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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47378.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47378.html Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Kepler Listens to an Orchestra of Solar-Type Stars 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47033.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/47033.html Thu, 7 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Female deer confirm bigger is not always better when choosing a mate 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46991.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46991.html Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary weaves its magic across the country 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46862.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46862.html Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Science of the Sexual Spectrum event 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46368.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46368.html Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Psychological impact of Japan disaster will be felt “for some time to come” 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46166.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46166.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New plant species gives insights into evolution A new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants, scientists have revealed.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46173.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/46173.html Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Students to build a bionic man for National Science and Engineering Week 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/45994.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/45994.html Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s science and engineering showcase is Bang on 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/45683.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/45683.html Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Computer Science professor wins prestigious award 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/43028.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/43028.html Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Answers to black hole evolution beyond the horizon? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/42310.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/42310.html Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New responsive click track software lets drummers set their own pace 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/42063.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/42063.html Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
FReD can help explain how a bee sees http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/41156.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/41156.html Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:00:00 GMT Elusive spintronics success could lead to single chip for processing and memory Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have shown that a magnetically polarised current can be manipulated by electric fields.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/40751.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/40751.html Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists catch sunburn in whales Whales exhibit skin damage consistent with acute sunburn in humans, and it seems to be getting worse over time, reveals research published this week.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/39635.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/39635.html Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Rare bat found in oil palm plantation's oasis The discovery of a rare bat species in a tiny fragment of rainforest surrounded by an oil palm plantation has demonstrated that even small areas of forest are worth saving.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/39624.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/39624.html Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Tiny brained bees solve a complex mathematical problem Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/38864.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/38864.html Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Online guitar tutorial to set your performance on fire Budding guitar heroes can get a helping hand from hot new online tutorials created by audio engineers at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/38616.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/38616.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists comment on Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 has been awarded today to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, of the University of Manchester, "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/38028.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/38028.html Tue, 5 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
World's first global graffiti-jam at London Design Festival A new iPhone app has underground creatives splashing 3D graffiti on a giant screen in Tent Digital at Tent London as part of the London Design Festival this week 23 - 26 September 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/37373.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/37373.html Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
First citizen cyberscience summit held in London Citizen cyberscience is a growing trend where ordinary people use their computers and the world wide web to contribute in meaningful ways to an increasingly wide range of scientific challenges.

Citizen cyberscience activity takes place all over the world and by its very nature participants very rarely – if ever – meet. But now, for the first time, a Citizen Cyberscience Summit in London has brought them together to showcase new projects and to provide a platform for scientists and citizens to share their thoughts on the impact of citizen cyberscience face-to-face.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/37939.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/37939.html Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Synthetic bone graft recruits stem cells for faster bone healing Scientists have developed a material for bone grafts that could one day replace the 'gold standard' natural bone implants.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/33719.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/33719.html Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Honorary Fellowship awarded to government Chief Scientific Advisor Queen Mary, University of London celebrates distinguished government scientist Professor Robert (Bob) Watson who becomes an Honorary Fellow of the College today, 23 July 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/33004.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/33004.html Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Farnborough Airshow is launch pad for winners of OurSpace national schools' competition The Grand Prize winners of the UK OurSpace competition were announced today on Futures Day at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/33005.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/33005.html Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Cassini sees giant snowballs form in Saturn ring New pictures from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show giant 20 kilometre (12 mile)-wide snowballs forming in Saturn's fifth ring (the F ring).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/32635.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/32635.html Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists hope Cosmic Vision will find distant planets The UK Space Agency has awarded £3.65million to help scientists prepare for three new space missions, including one hoping to find Earth-like planets in deep space, supported by Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/32401.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/32401.html Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Mathematical formula predicts clear favourite for the FIFA World Cup A sophisticated new analysis of team tactics predicts a Spanish win in Sunday's FIFA World Cup final and also shows why England were beaten by Germany.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31612.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31612.html Fri, 9 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Warmer ecosystems could absorb less atmospheric carbon dioxide Research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has found that a predicted rise in global temperature of 4°C by 2100 could lead to a 13% reduction in ecosystems' ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31070.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31070.html Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Peter Kalmus becomes an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics Emeritus Professor of Physics at Queen Mary, University of London, Peter I P Kalmus OBE, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31256.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31256.html Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Even bees need a break Bees observe strict working hours even when the sun shines all day and night, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31055.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31055.html Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary science ambassador commended for infectious enthusiasm Dr Genoveva Esteban has been highly commended for her "infectious enthusiasm" and dedication in igniting the next generation's passion for science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31003.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31003.html Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Paul Curzon awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Dr Paul Curzon, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed as a National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31014.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31014.html Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
I'm a Scientist, get me out of here! Researcher Dr Ben Still has come out on top in I'm a Scientist, get me out of here!, a unique competition, combining science, excited school kids and X Factor style voting.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30954.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30954.html Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
'There is no substitute for top class education' Dianne Abbott MP tells school students visiting Queen Mary Labour politician Diane Abbott was welcomed to Queen Mary, University of London today Wednesday 23 June 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30909.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30909.html Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Trumping the trumpets: how audio engineering helps tone down vuvuzela disruption Thanks to researchers at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London, anyone watching the World Cup on their computer can now filter out the droning sounds of vuvuzela playing in South Africa's stadiums.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30760.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30760.html Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Spot the difference predicts model of human visual attention In a computerized game of 'spot the difference', people are more likely to notice things added or removed than even major changes in colour.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30761.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30761.html Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Physics department at Queen Mary in national top-ten Queen Mary, University of London’s Department of Physics has been ranked second in London and seventh nationwide in The Guardian’s annual university guide, jumping eight places in a year.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30378.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30378.html Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Introducing the good food guide for cockroaches Ever wondered how cockroaches seem to know the best place to grab a meal? New research at Queen Mary, University of London suggests that, just like humans, they share their local knowledge of the best food sources and follow 'recommendations' from others.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30012.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/30012.html Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
How do bumblebees get predators to buzz off? Bumblebees' distinctive black and yellow "warning" colours may not be what protects them from flying predators researchers have found.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/29645.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/29645.html Wed, 26 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Top awards for plastic and ceramic research at Queen Mary Two top scientific prizes have been awarded to academics from the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/28730.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/28730.html Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Flight ban lifts following volcanic ash scare Aeronautical engineer Dr Ranjan Vepa comments on the lifting of flight restrictions following Iceland's volcanic eruption and Europe-wide ash cloud.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/28617.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/28617.html Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Honest deer every year A male deer's voice changes from one mating season to the next, reflecting his age and rank in society, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/28164.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/28164.html Fri, 9 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Pulling power points the way to the World’s strongest insect Following months of gruelling tests and trials, scientists now reveal the World's strongest insect to be a species of dung beetle called Onthophagus taurus.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27533.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27533.html Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Sea-creatures' sex protein provides new insight into diabetes A genetic accident in the sea more than 500 million years ago has provided new insight into diabetes, according to research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27362.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27362.html Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary, University of London and Microsoft join forces in unique research collaboration Byron Cook has taken up a new position at Queen Mary, University of London as one facet of an agreement between Microsoft Research Ltd and Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27897.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27897.html Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
National Science and Engineering Week arrives at Queen Mary Queen Mary, University of London welcomed over 200 pupils from eight schools across the region, as part of our festivities for National Science & Engineering Week 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27941.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27941.html Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Bees see super colour at super speed Bees see the world almost five times faster than humans, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27138.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27138.html Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Hello? Is there anybody out there? As part of a new exhibition exploring the relationship between science and society, designers working with researchers from the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London are asking probing questions about our future world of sound and what impact it will have on our acoustic culture.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27079.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/27079.html Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
International Fellowship award to develop wearable computers Dr Rui Yang from Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has beaten off stiff competition to be appointed one of only 50 Newton International Fellows.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/26914.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/26914.html Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Exotic flowers help bees stay busy in winter Recent years have seen an unusual rise in the number of bees about in the cold winter months, and scientists are now beginning to find out why.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/26122.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/26122.html Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Orion in a new light The hidden secrets of the Orion Nebula are revealed in a dramatic image taken by the new VISTA telescope.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/25019.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/25019.html Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Mathematics: It's a kind of magic The Manual of Mathematical Magic - a unique kit of magical miracles to impress and entertain your friends written by Queen Mary's Matt Parker and Peter McOwan - is being distributed to schools around the country.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24559.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24559.html Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Britain’s headwater streams continue to improve Research from Queen Mary, University of London on the state of Britain’s streams is published in a new report today by the Countryside Survey partnership.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24600.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24600.html Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
HiFi(rst)! Queen Mary scientists kick off experiments at new spectrometer Physicists from Queen Mary, University of London have become the first users of the latest instrument at ISIS, the UK's world leading physical and life sciences research laboratory.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24479.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24479.html Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Dolphin and bat DNA on the same wavelength Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have shown that the remarkable ability of echolocation is shared by bats and dolphins at a much deeper level than anyone previously realised – all the way down to the molecular level.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24000.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/24000.html Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Scientists find amazing new pondlife on nature reserve One year in to a project to save one of the UK’s top sites for pondlife, amazing new species are being revealed for the first time.

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London working with Dorset Wildlife Trust have discovered an astonishing variety of minute aquatic organisms, so small as to be invisible to the naked eye.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/23442.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/23442.html Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Astronaut launches into teen space with new magazine 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/22537.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/22537.html Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
First stunning images captured by Queen Mary led VISTA telescope 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21839.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21839.html Fri, 11 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary scientists shed light on a mysterious particle Physicists at Queen Mary, University of London have begun looking deep into the Earth to study some of nature's weirdest particles; neutrinos.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21902.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21902.html Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Computer vision to improve public security and safety in crowded spaces 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21838.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21838.html Wed, 9 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary alumnus invests millions in the future of UK science and engineering 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21733.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/21733.html Mon, 7 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
World's first album of Twitter music 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20934.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20934.html Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Bigger not necessarily better, when it comes to brains 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20931.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20931.html Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
ImpactQM project launches ImpactQM, Queen Mary, University of London’s ground-breaking new knowledge transfer project, has been formally launched today (Monday 16 November 2009).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20915.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20915.html Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Particle physics in a rubber dinghy?

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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20495.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20495.html Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Physics making its mark on the world stage The Department of Physics at Queen Mary, University of London, has maintained its world-class status, according to the latest international rankings.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20403.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20403.html Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Circadian surprise: A heat sensor for body-clock synchronization

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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20334.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20334.html Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Computer science is fun at the Manchester Science Festival 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20296.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20296.html Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Dr James Busfield wins top award from American Chemical Society 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20299.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/20299.html Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Nobel Prize for fibre optic pioneer who networked at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/19650.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/19650.html Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
'Micro shuttle' drug delivery could mean an end to regular dosing Scientists working at Queen Mary, University of London, have developed micrometer-sized capsules to safely deliver drugs inside living cells.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/19445.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/19445.html Fri, 2 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Celebs spawn copycat suicides, study confirms Results of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London, warn against glamorising celebrity suicides in the media.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/19393.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/19393.html Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
'Curtain twitching' skylarks keep track of strangers through their songs 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/18206.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/18206.html Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Disease threat may change how frogs mate 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/17699.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/17699.html Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Cooking with sound - SCORE stove enters test stage 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/18093.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/18093.html Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academic awarded HEA Teaching Fellowship Dr James Busfield, from Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science, has won a National Teaching Fellowships from The Higher Education Academy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/17690.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/17690.html Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Building renamed to honour renowned physicist 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16286.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16286.html Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Magic of Queen Mary science at the Royal Society 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16287.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16287.html Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Double honour for Queen Mary botanist A renowned plant biologist from Queen Mary, University of London has received two new honours for his research on small plants called bryophytes.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16219.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16219.html Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Astronomy Summer School wins award A Queen Mary youth project entitled Media Space has won a London Education Partnership Award.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16223.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16223.html Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Using magic to learn about maths An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has launched a series of videos featuring magic tricks that are conjured from a mathematical perspective.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16225.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16225.html Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
C4DM at The Cheltenham Science Festival 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/17702.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/17702.html Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Rooks show insightful and creative tool use 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16242.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16242.html Tue, 26 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Fallow deer become hoarse in the hunt for a mate Fallow deer become hoarse when trying to attract a mate, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16245.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16245.html Wed, 20 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Andrew Robertson awarded prestigious Research Fellowship Andrew Robertson from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship for 2009.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16251.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16251.html Fri, 1 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Paired proteins required for circadian clock function 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16281.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/16281.html Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Salters’ Festival of Chemistry comes to Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11926.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11926.html Thu, 9 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Dr James Busfield awarded the Colwyn Medal 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11923.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11923.html Tue, 7 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary announces £8.2m to foster links between early career researchers and industrial partners 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11862.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11862.html Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Look into my eyes – how Jackdaws can follow a human’s gaze 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11904.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11904.html Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Astronaut and computer scientist launch Cassini Competition 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11861.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11861.html Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Ground-breaking QM Professor honoured with computing award 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11580.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11580.html Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Ecological Engineering: Could beavers be reintroduced to England? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11417.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/11417.html Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Kids battle with artificial intelligence at the Tower of London 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10824.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10824.html Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Kepler mission allows Queen Mary astronomer to listen to the stars 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10801.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10801.html Sat, 7 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Tiny new moon found in Saturn’s outer ring 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10376.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10376.html Mon, 2 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Frog’s immune system is key in fight against killer virus 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10133.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10133.html Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Planetary Systems in the Galaxy: Architecture, Formation and Evolution 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/9915.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/9915.html Wed, 25 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Discovering the secret code behind photosynthesis 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10220.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/10220.html Wed, 25 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Secrets behind high temperature superconductors revealed 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/9842.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/9842.html Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
‘Now you see it, now you don’t’; how new artificial intelligence can help us understand how we see 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/9834.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/9834.html Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
European team finds smallest transiting extrasolar planet ever 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8884.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8884.html Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Largest prehistoric snake on record discovered in Colombia 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8452.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8452.html Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
How your body clock avoids hitting the snooze button 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8563.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8563.html Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
cs4fn launches ‘The Magic of Computer Science’ book 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8454.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8454.html Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary receives funding for India-UK collaboration 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8456.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8456.html Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
QM academic secures up to $80m investment for spin out company 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8025.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/8025.html Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Natural born computers – serious fun when biology meets computer science 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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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/7980.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/7980.html Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT