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article News story: People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds
28, June , 2016

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).    

article News story: Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill
12, September , 2016

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).      

article News story: New Earth-like planet found around nearest star
24, August , 2016

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).

article News story: Ash tree genome aids fight against disease
26, December , 2016

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.        

article News story: Art and science collide in new QMUL exhibition
20, September , 2016

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).

article News story: QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016
19, December , 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.    

article News story: Mathematical music, bird brains and negative materials – QMUL’s scientists and engineers gear up for a new season of inaugural lectures
30, September , 2016

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.

article News story: Lost hormone is found in starfish
28, June , 2016

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.          

article News story: Astronaut joints and banana DNA showcased at science festival
14, July , 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated science in all its shapes and forms with a festival showcasing the university’s research to youngsters.

article News story: QMUL Professor wins £245,000 innovation prize
10, March , 2016

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.

article News story: Good food puts bees in good mood
29, September , 2016

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.

article News story: Rudolph’s antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials
21, December , 2016

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.

article News story: QMUL palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book
19, April , 2016

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).

article News story: School kids solve space missions at QMUL robotics challenge
13, June , 2016

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.

article News story: £2m funding award to QMUL will boost monitoring of chronic medical conditions
9, December , 2016

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.

article News story: Student coders triumph at London Zoohackathon
15, November , 2016

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.

article News story: Researchers create synthetic skin
17, November , 2016

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.    

article News story: QMUL professor wins computer science award
2, September , 2016

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.

article News story: Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees
25, February , 2016

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.

article News story: Digital music expert elected to the UK’s top academy for engineering
13, September , 2016

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.    

article News story: Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
5, October , 2016

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.

article News story: Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier
28, June , 2016

A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently.    

article News story: QMUL visiting professor awarded prestigious education prize
31, October , 2016

Becky Parker, visiting professor at QMUL’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded The Royal Society's Kavli Education Medal 2016.

article News story: Opening young minds to bioengineering
3, May , 2016

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).

article News story: Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share
17, March , 2016

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).

article News story: Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly
6, June , 2016

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).

article News story: School pupils to detect cosmic rays
17, October , 2016

School students from across Dulwich and Sutton are set to learn all about particle physics by detecting their own cosmic rays.

article News story: Call for public to help hunt Earth-like planet
15, January , 2016

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).

article News story: Cereal science: how scientists inverted the Cheerios effect
14, June , 2016

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.

article News story: Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission
27, September , 2016

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).    

article News story: Radar tracking reveals the "life stories" of bumblebees as they forage for food
5, August , 2016

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.

article News story: Can computers do magic?
10, June , 2016

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).    

article News story: Scientists overcome hurdles for champion racehorses
4, February , 2016

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.

article News story: Personal data revolution takes first step
14, April , 2016

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).

article News story: Slime can see
9, February , 2016

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. 

article News story: String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
4, October , 2016

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).

article News story: Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images
17, November , 2016

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.    

article News story: What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art?
3, March , 2016

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.

article News story: Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage
8, August , 2016

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).

article News story: Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
15, July , 2016

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.   

article News story: Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time
16, August , 2016

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.

article News story: Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules
10, February , 2016

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.

article News story: Students hack robots to detect hot lanterns for Chinese festival
15, March , 2016

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.

article News story: Kickstarter to raise cash for interactive audio platform
11, March , 2016

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.

article News story: QMUL awarded share of £1.7 million HEFCE grant to develop engineering and computer science conversion courses
11, March , 2016

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.

article News story: Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals
14, November , 2016

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).        

article News story: It’s all in the eyes: women and men really do see things differently
29, November , 2016

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).

article News story: Save London's Bees
28, April , 2016

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.

article News story: Music transformed by technology at QMUL’s Christmas Lecture
22, December , 2016

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).

article News story: Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?
28, September , 2016

UK study suggests human activity may be helping fuel ranavirus outbreak.

article News story: Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love
14, January , 2016

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.

article News story: Schools compete in chemistry festival at Queen Mary University of London
16, May , 2016

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).

article News story: First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified
14, January , 2016

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.

article News story: QMUL hosts Lego League tournament for London schools
22, January , 2016

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.

article News story: Could goats become man's best friend?
6, July , 2016

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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