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article News story: ‘Machine folk’ music shows the creative side of AI
31, March , 2017

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. 

article News story: Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?
27, April , 2017

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.

article News story: QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition
8, May , 2017

A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.

article News story: QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution
15, March , 2017

A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.

article News story: ‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research
10, April , 2017

School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source
28, February , 2017

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.

article News story: Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal
12, January , 2017

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).

article News story: Space diary fires up primary school children's imagination
6, January , 2017

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.

article News story: QMUL research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
21, March , 2017

Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.

article News story: EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
21, April , 2017

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.

article News story: Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
29, March , 2017

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).

article News story: So you’re looking to run a Research in Schools project?
19, January , 2017

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.

article News story: QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal
18, April , 2017

Professor Nicola Pugno has been awarded the 2017 Griffith Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  

article News story: QMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash
6, January , 2017

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.

article News story: ‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens
6, February , 2017

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.        

article News story: Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars
8, March , 2017

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.

article News story: Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15, March , 2017

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.

article News story: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins
20, March , 2017

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. 

article News story: Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant
21, February , 2017

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.

article News story: Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends
15, February , 2017

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.        

article News story: Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning
23, February , 2017

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).

article News story: Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology
3, March , 2017

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.

article News story: Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution
21, March , 2017

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.

article News story: Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
9, May , 2017

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).

article News story: QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list
21, April , 2017

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. 

article News story: Mexican solar steam project wins funding
14, March , 2017

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. 

article News story: QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships
17, February , 2017

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.

article News story: Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’
31, March , 2017

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.

article News story: QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award
31, January , 2017

A virtual learning platform from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won at the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.  

article News story: Space sounds inspire short film competition
19, January , 2017

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).

article News story: Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets
19, June , 2017

The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.

article News story: QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children
20, June , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ‘A Bit of cs4fn’, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.

article News story: Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
23, June , 2017

Bees lacking the insect equivalent of the cerebral cortex may still be able to learn smells, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like
26, June , 2017

A lot of excitement surrounded Proxima b when it was discovered – a potentially habitable exoplanet around our nearest neighbour star, Proxima Centauri. Located a mere 4.24 light years away, Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how we can explore this new planet

article News story: QMUL researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management
5, July , 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.

article News story: Yielding silk keeps abseiling spiders from spinning out of control
10, July , 2017

Spiders don’t spin out of control when descending because their silk has an unusual ability to resist twisting forces.

article News story: Why abseiling spiders don’t spin out of control – new research
9, August , 2017

Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably is a magnificent sight. Professor David J Dunstan and Dr Dabiao Liu write for The Conversation, and try to understand the science behind it.

article News story: What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
10, August , 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.

article News story: Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
16, August , 2017

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.

article News story: Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
17, August , 2017

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds
21, August , 2017

  Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!  

article News story: Pheromone genes could dictate colony structure of the red fire ant
24, August , 2017

Proteins involved in the production and perception of pheromones may determine if red fire ant colonies contain a single queen or multiple queens.

article News story: I asked artists to create films using real sounds from space – this is what they came up with
31, August , 2017

Art and science are often seen as complete opposites: art is subjective, while science aims to discover objective facts about nature. Dr Martin Archer writes for The Conversation about how collaborating the two can result in insightful creations.

article News story: Repair of fetal membranes could reduce preterm births
5, September , 2017

Life-long medical conditions and disabilities associated with preterm birth could be prevented with a new bioengineering approach led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: The Pap smear isn’t used to diagnose cancer – but it could be
19, September , 2017

Anita Lim writes for The Conversation about her latest research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, which found evidence that the Pap smear is an excellent test for finding cervical cancer in young women.

article News story: The mission of a lifetime: Professor Carl Murray and Cassini, 27 years later
20, September , 2017

The last images from the Cassini probe have been sent back to Earth, as its mission came to a fiery end in the skies of Saturn. Cassini’s images have provided fundamental insight into the enigmatic planet’s secrets for astronomers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Professor Carl Murray, from the School of Physics and Astronomy and the only UK member of Cassini Imaging Team, reflects on his time as a scientist on the mission.

article News story: Computers will soon be able to fix themselves – are IT departments for the chop?
12, October , 2017

Dr John Woodward co-writes for The Conversation about the development of robots and artificial intelligence, and how this will impact careers in computing

article News story: QMUL academic awarded honorary PhD from Stockholm University
13, October , 2017

Professor Magdalena Titirici has received a prestigious Honorary PhD from Stockholm University for her work in sustainable materials for renewable energy.

article News story: QMUL and BBC launch major partnership to unlock potential of data
19, October , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership to unlock the potential of data in the media.

article News story: QMUL spin out receives investment to develop energy-saving optical communications technology
2, November , 2017

A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) spin out company has received investment to commercialise a new material technology which would both drastically cut energy use and increase the speed of optical communications.

article News story: QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste
14, November , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded a £1m grant to help set-up a world-leading centre of excellence for nuclear robotics in the UK.

article News story: Cold dust discovered around nearest star Proxima Centauri
3, November , 2017

Dust detected around the closest star to the solar system, Proxima Centauri, may indicate the presence of an elaborate planetary system.

article News story: QMUL to join The Alan Turing Institute
21, November , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is set to join The Alan Turing Institute as a university partner.

article News story: Second open call launched for €2.4m competition to create sustainable and ethical wearable technologies
24, November , 2017

WEAR Sustain is launching its second and final competition call out, offering a total of €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to co-develop the next generation of wearables, smart or electronic textiles that are both ethical and sustainable.

article News story: Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment
29, November , 2017

Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with changing environmental conditions, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Researchers discover process of creating ‘tempered optical lenses’ underwater
8, December , 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was part of a team, led by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, that has figured out the unique protective mechanism of highly resistant lenses located on the arms of a species of brittle star called Ophiocoma wendtii.

article News story: Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers
11, December , 2017

As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary scientists win bid for starfish genome sequencing
13, December , 2017

It can lose and re-grow its arms and is capable of prising open a mussel despite not having a brain, and soon we may be able to understand how.

article News story: New molecular printing technology could recreate complex chemical environments that resemble the human body
19, December , 2017

New patterning technology which could open opportunities to recreate complex biological environments has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Robot drummer posts pictures of jamming sessions on Facebook
20, December , 2017

Scientists have developed a drumming robot that plays along with human keyboard players and posts pictures of the sessions on Facebook.

article News story: Computational study of world music outliers reveals countries with distinct recordings
21, December , 2017

Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

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