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article News story: Impact of renewables and trading on power grid frequency fluctuations
10, January , 2018

The effect of energy trading is strong and comparable in size to the effect of renewables on the frequency fluctuations of a power grid, according to a new study published in Nature Energy.

article News story: Intervention reduces ‘stress hormone’ in war-affected youth
12, January , 2018

A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.

article News story: Mathematicians develop model for how new ideas emerge
24, January , 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a mathematical model for the emergence of innovations.   

article News story: Nationwide institute to plug digital skills gap
25, January , 2018

Queen Mary University of London is part of a £40 million initiative to create the next generation of digital specialists, announced today in a speech by the UK’s Prime Minister in Davos. Known as the Institute of Coding (IoC), Queen Mary will spearhead the theme of boosting equality and diversity in technology-related education and careers.

article News story: Cells in the heart sense stiffness by measuring contraction forces and resting tension simultaneously
26, January , 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new mechanism in which adhesive structures within the cells of the heart sense stiffness through muscle contractions and resting tension at the same time.

article News story: Researchers unravel the time of origin of flowering plants
6, February , 2018

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new research involving Queen Mary University of London, and led by University College London (UCL).

article News story: Queen Mary and UAL receive grant to co-develop new curriculum model for games design
7, February , 2018

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London (UAL), has been granted £158,354 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop a games design curriculum. 

article News story: School teams solve world water problems with Lego robots at Queen Mary competition
13, February , 2018

Teams from schools across London competed to solve the world’s water problems with Lego robots at an event hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

article News story: New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures
16, February , 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.

article News story: Cells ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like geckos
19, February , 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can ‘walk’ on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.

article News story: Materials expert joins Queen Mary University of London
23, February , 2018

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, CBE, FREng, FRS, the renowned British physicist and materials expert, is set to join Queen Mary University of London as Professor of Materials Science.

article News story: New mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks
28, February , 2018

A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary students awarded national bursary for engineering
2, March , 2018

Three students from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded an Engineering Horizons Bursary from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

article News story: Queen Mary invests in cutting-edge artificial intelligence computers
9, March , 2018

Two supercomputers have been installed at Queen Mary University of London to support research into deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

article News story: Queen Mary student takes her research to Parliament
12, March , 2018

A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London presented her research to the Houses of Parliament as part of a Parliamentary poster competition.

article News story: Dinosaur frills and horns did not evolve for species recognition
21, March , 2018

The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus did not evolve to help species recognise each other, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. 

article News story: Queen Mary researcher helps develop rollercoaster which charges your phone
28, March , 2018

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has used his expertise in energy harvesting applications to help develop a rollercoaster which charges your phone.

article News story: Storytelling project for engineers and young east Londoners wins funding
5, April , 2018

A Queen Mary University of London project which aims to give engineers the skills to create digital stories about how their work can improve the world has received funding from the Ingenious Awards.

article News story: Queen Mary awarded funding to establish organ-on-a-chip UK network
16, April , 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding to lead a UK network in the development of ‘Organ-on-a-chip’ devices.

article News story: Queen Mary ‘Pint of Science’ brings scientists out of the lab and in to your local pub
12, April , 2018

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London will be taking part in the 2018 Pint of Science festival from 14 to 16 May.

article News story: Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
18, April , 2018

Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Technology network awarded funding to capture musculoskeletal degeneration
20, April , 2018

Queen Mary University of London - as part of a group of universities, hospitals and research centres - has been awarded funding to create a network seeking to develop new, high energy imaging methods to capture the dynamic biochemical and biophysical processes in biological samples.

article News story: Queen Mary student team to build robotic wheelchair for Cybathlon 2020
3, May , 2018

A team of science and engineering students from Queen Mary University of London will design a robotic wheelchair with a plan to compete in Cybathlon 2020 - a global competition for people with disabilities.

article News story: Queen Mary awarded £3m to develop software defined materials
14, May , 2018

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded approximately £3m to develop software defined materials, which will enable rapid development of future generation communication systems, intelligent technologies and infrastructures including the internet-of-things, security imaging systems and robotics.

article News story: Queen Mary chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize
10, May , 2018

Professor Magdalena Titirici, who works in the School of Engineering and Materials Science, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize winner for 2018.

article News story: Scientists discover how a pinch of salt can improve battery performance
14, May , 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries.

article News story: Glass sculpture inspired by research at Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy
22, May , 2018

A glass sculpture has been unveiled at Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy – inspired by the research that takes place there.

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