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17 May 17: 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.

16 May 17: Nicotine enhances bees? activity

9 May 17: 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).

8 May 17: QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition

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

27 Apr 17: 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.

21 Apr 17: QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list

21 Apr 17: 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.

18 Apr 17: QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal

10 Apr 17: ?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).

31 Mar 17: ?Machine folk? music shows the creative side of AI

31 Mar 17: 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.

29 Mar 17: 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).

21 Mar 17: 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.

21 Mar 17: 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.

20 Mar 17: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins

15 Mar 17: 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.

15 Mar 17: 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.

14 Mar 17: Mexican solar steam project wins funding

8 Mar 17: 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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28 Feb 17: 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.

23 Feb 17: 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).

21 Feb 17: 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.

17 Feb 17: 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.

15 Feb 17: Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends

6 Feb 17: ?Connected Seeds? exhibition opens

31 Jan 17: QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award

19 Jan 17: 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).

19 Jan 17: 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.

12 Jan 17: 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).

6 Jan 17: 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.

6 Jan 17: 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.

26 Dec 16: Ash tree genome aids fight against disease

22 Dec 16: 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).

21 Dec 16: 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.

19 Dec 16: QMUL astronomer one of top ten people who mattered in science in 2016

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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.

29 Nov 16: 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).

17 Nov 16: Saturn?s gravity uncovered by satellite images

17 Nov 16: Researchers create synthetic skin

15 Nov 16: 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.

14 Nov 16: Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals

31 Oct 16: 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.

17 Oct 16: 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.

5 Oct 16: 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.

4 Oct 16: 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).

30 Sep 16: 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.

29 Sep 16: 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.

28 Sep 16: Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?

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

27 Sep 16: Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission

20 Sep 16: 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).

13 Sep 16: Digital music expert elected to the UK?s top academy for engineering

12 Sep 16: Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill

2 Sep 16: 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.

24 Aug 16: 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).

16 Aug 16: 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.

8 Aug 16: 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).

5 Aug 16: 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.

15 Jul 16: Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

14 Jul 16: 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.

6 Jul 16: 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).

28 Jun 16: Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier

28 Jun 16: People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds

28 Jun 16: Lost hormone is found in starfish

14 Jun 16: 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.

13 Jun 16: 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.

10 Jun 16: Can computers do magic?

6 Jun 16: 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).

16 May 16: 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).

3 May 16: 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).

28 Apr 16: 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.

19 Apr 16: 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).

14 Apr 16: 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).

17 Mar 16: 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).

15 Mar 16: 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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11 Mar 16: 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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3 Mar 16: 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.

25 Feb 16: 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.

10 Feb 16: 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.

9 Feb 16: Slime can see

4 Feb 16: 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.

22 Jan 16: 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.

15 Jan 16: 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).

14 Jan 16: First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified

14 Jan 16: Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love

18 Dec 15: 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.

17 Dec 15: 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.

11 Dec 15: 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.

11 Dec 15: How to feed and raise a Wikipedia robo-editor

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16 Nov 15: 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).

9 Nov 15: Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer

27 Oct 15: 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.

27 Oct 15: 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.

13 Oct 15: Ada Lovelace and the importance of role models

28 Sep 15: 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.

16 Sep 15: 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".

11 Sep 15: 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.

9 Sep 15: 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.

9 Sep 15: 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.

1 Sep 15: 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.

14 Aug 15: 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.

13 Aug 15: 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.

31 Jul 15: 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.

31 Jul 15: 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.

29 Jul 15: 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.

20 Jul 15: 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.

16 Jul 15: 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.

6 Jul 15: Students win hackathon by giving air passengers? spare baggage capacity to charities

6 Jul 15: 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.

29 Jun 15: 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.

26 Jun 15: 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.

19 Jun 15: 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.

10 Jun 15: 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.

2 Jun 15: Mini-megalomaniac AI is already all around us, but it won?t get further without our help

28 May 15: 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.

20 May 15: 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.

13 May 15: 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.

5 May 15: First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds

5 May 15: 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.

28 Apr 15: 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.

27 Apr 15: 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.

23 Apr 15: 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.

23 Apr 15: 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

21 Apr 15: 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.

20 Apr 15: 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.

9 Apr 15: 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.

7 Apr 15: 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.

7 Apr 15: 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.

2 Apr 15: 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.

24 Mar 15: 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.

12 Mar 15: 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.

12 Mar 15: 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.

6 Mar 15: ?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?.

4 Mar 15: QMUL supports Innovate UK wearables challenge

27 Feb 15: 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.

26 Feb 15: 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.

26 Feb 15: 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.

25 Feb 15: 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.

20 Feb 15: 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.

19 Feb 15: 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.

13 Feb 15: 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.

9 Feb 15: ?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.

6 Feb 15: 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.

2 Feb 15: Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces

28 Jan 15: ?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.

15 Jan 15: 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.

14 Jan 15: 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.

23 Dec 14: 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.

12 Dec 14: 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.

11 Dec 14: 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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5 Dec 14: 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.

4 Dec 14: 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.

2 Dec 14: 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.

19 Nov 14: 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.

17 Nov 14: 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.

7 Nov 14: 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.

29 Oct 14: 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.

29 Oct 14: 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.

24 Oct 14: 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.

20 Oct 14: 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.

17 Oct 14: 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.

16 Oct 14: 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.

14 Oct 14: 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.

13 Oct 14: 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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19 Sep 14: 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.

18 Sep 14: 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).

12 Sep 14: 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.

11 Sep 14: 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.

8 Sep 14: 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.

15 Aug 14: 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.

13 Aug 14: 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.

4 Aug 14: 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.

4 Aug 14: 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.

25 Jul 14: 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.

23 Jul 14: New grants boost QMUL?s commercial collaborations in audio

18 Jul 14: 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.

18 Jul 14: QMUL antenna experts contribute to lighter, safer, more fuel efficient aircraft

17 Jul 14: 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.

4 Jul 14: Scientists improve metal detectors for early diagnosis of lifestyle and age-related diseases

2 Jul 14: 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.

2 Jul 14: 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.

1 Jul 14: 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.

26 Jun 14: 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.

26 Jun 14: Top professional engineering body endorses QMUL?s Joint Programme in China

26 Jun 14: 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.

18 Jun 14: QMUL wins prestigious business impact award

11 Jun 14: 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.

9 Jun 14: 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.

9 Jun 14: 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.

4 Jun 14: 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.

16 May 14: 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.

16 May 14: 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.

14 May 14: 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.

13 May 14: Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases

9 May 14: 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.

6 May 14: 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.

30 Apr 14: 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.

25 Apr 14: 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.

25 Apr 14: 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.

24 Apr 14: 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.

16 Apr 14: 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.

15 Apr 14: 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.

14 Apr 14: 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.

4 Apr 14: 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.

1 Apr 14: 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.

31 Mar 14: 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.

26 Mar 14: 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.

25 Mar 14: 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.

25 Mar 14: New research to help save UK trees from beetle threat

12 Mar 14: 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.

10 Mar 14: 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?

4 Mar 14: 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.

3 Mar 14: 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.

3 Mar 14: 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.

25 Feb 14: 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.

19 Feb 14: 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.

18 Feb 14: 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).

17 Feb 14: 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.

12 Feb 14: 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.

10 Feb 14: Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season

6 Feb 14: 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.

5 Feb 14: Farming and wetlands: readdressing the balance

31 Jan 14: 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.

20 Jan 14: Schizophrenia in the limelight: film-industry technology provides insights into social exclusion

The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London.

7 Jan 14: Discovery brings scientists one step closer to understanding tendon injury

20 Dec 13: 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.

18 Dec 13: Scientists find a groovy way to influence specialisation of stem cells

17 Dec 13: 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.

17 Dec 13: Double success for Queen Mary spinout making the Internet better for everyone

12 Dec 13: 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.

6 Dec 13: Turner Prize: What can cognitive scientists tell us about art?

How do people make sense of Tuner Prize nominee Tino Sehgal's These Associations? And what can cognitive scientists learn from the way they do it?

28 Nov 13: 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.

20 Nov 13: 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.

6 Nov 13: 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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15 Oct 13: 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.

10 Oct 13: 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.

9 Oct 13: Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Higgs boson theory

8 Oct 13: Queen Mary student wins silver in Dragon?s Den for young entrepreneurs

30 Sep 13: Queen Mary earns award for improving gender equality

26 Sep 13: 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.

18 Sep 13: 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.

6 Sep 13: 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.

4 Sep 13: Queen Mary scientists uncover genetic similarities between bats and dolphins

3 Sep 13: 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.

22 Aug 13: 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.

21 Aug 13: 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).

14 Aug 13: Comedy robot metal tested at the Barbican

2 Aug 13: 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.

29 Jul 13: 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.

25 Jul 13: 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.

19 Jul 13: 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.

18 Jul 13: 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.

18 Jul 13: 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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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.

8 Jul 13: 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.

1 Jul 13: 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?'.

28 Jun 13: 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.

27 Jun 13: 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.

21 Jun 13: Balancing the books during uncertain times

18 Jun 13: 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.

5 Jun 13: 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).

3 Jun 13: 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.

23 May 13: 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.

20 May 13: 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).

15 May 13: 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.

15 May 13: 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.

14 May 13: 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.

9 May 13: 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.

1 May 13: 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.

1 May 13: Classical music meets cutting edge digital technology at LCO/Queen Mary concert

29 Apr 13: 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.

25 Apr 13: 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.

23 Apr 13: 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.

10 Apr 13: 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.

4 Apr 13: 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.

28 Mar 13: 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.

21 Mar 13: New cyber research institute launched

4 Mar 13: 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.

1 Mar 13: 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.

28 Feb 13: 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.

13 Feb 13: 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.

8 Feb 13: 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.

30 Jan 13: 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.

24 Jan 13: 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.

17 Jan 13: 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.

17 Jan 13: ?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.

16 Jan 13: 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.

21 Dec 12: 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.

20 Dec 12: New study sheds light on dinosaur size

19 Dec 12: New book from QM academics explores probability, statistics and risk

12 Dec 12: 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).

12 Dec 12: 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.

11 Dec 12: 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.

4 Dec 12: 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.

3 Dec 12: Queen Mary students win silver in Dragon?s Den for high-tech companies

22 Nov 12: 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.

21 Nov 12: Queen Mary alumna wins top business award in China

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

20 Nov 12: 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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5 Nov 12: 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.

24 Oct 12: 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.

17 Oct 12: 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.

16 Oct 12: 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.

15 Oct 12: 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.

11 Oct 12: 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.

10 Oct 12: 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.

9 Oct 12: 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.

1 Oct 12: 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.

1 Oct 12: 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.

24 Sep 12: 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.

21 Sep 12: 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.

15 Aug 12: 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.

14 Aug 12: 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.

6 Aug 12: 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.

1 Aug 12: 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.

25 Jul 12: 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.

11 Jul 12: 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.

4 Jul 12: Scientists discover new clues explaining tendon injury

4 Jul 12: 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.

28 Jun 12: 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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26 Jun 12: 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.

20 Jun 12: 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.

20 Jun 12: 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.

19 Jun 12: 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.

18 Jun 12: 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.

15 Jun 12: 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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22 May 12: 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).

21 May 12: 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.

21 May 12: 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).

17 May 12: 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.

17 May 12: 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.

9 May 12: Scientists discover new inflammatory target

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

9 May 12: 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.

3 May 12: 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.

2 May 12: 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.

24 Apr 12: 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.

24 Apr 12: 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.

17 Apr 12: 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.

15 Apr 12: 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.

11 Apr 12: 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.

11 Apr 12: New study of economic lifeblood in Welsh rivers

4 Apr 12: 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.

29 Mar 12: 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.

21 Mar 12: 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.

20 Mar 12: 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.

12 Mar 12: 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.

6 Mar 12: 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.

6 Mar 12: 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.

1 Mar 12: 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.

1 Mar 12: 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.

27 Feb 12: 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.

16 Feb 12: 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.

14 Feb 12: 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.

10 Feb 12: 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.

10 Feb 12: 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.

10 Feb 12: 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.

6 Feb 12: 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.

25 Jan 12: 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.

20 Jan 12: 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.

20 Jan 12: ?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.

19 Jan 12: 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.

19 Jan 12: 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.

19 Jan 12: 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.

17 Jan 12: 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.

12 Jan 12: 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.

14 Dec 11: 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.

13 Dec 11: 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).

13 Dec 11: 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.

8 Dec 11: 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.

8 Dec 11: 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.

8 Dec 11: 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.

6 Dec 11: 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.

5 Dec 11: 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.

29 Nov 11: 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.

24 Nov 11: 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.

18 Nov 11: 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.

15 Nov 11: 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.

8 Nov 11: 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.

2 Nov 11: 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.

20 Oct 11: 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).

14 Oct 11: 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.

14 Oct 11: 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.

12 Oct 11: 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.

5 Oct 11: 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.

26 Sep 11: 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.

20 Sep 11: 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.

25 Aug 11: 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.

17 Aug 11: 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.

4 Aug 11: 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.

20 Jul 11: 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).

14 Jul 11: 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.

13 Jul 11: 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.

8 Jul 11: 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.

8 Jul 11: Queen Mary scientists partner with broadcaster in new audio research initiative

6 Jul 11: 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.

5 Jul 11: Invisibility cloak to be unveiled with new research

5 Jul 11: 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).

3 Jul 11: 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.

29 Jun 11: 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.

15 Jun 11: 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.

2 Jun 11: 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.

2 Jun 11: 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.

20 May 11: ?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.

19 May 11: 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.

18 May 11: 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.

12 May 11: 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.

11 May 11: 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.

4 May 11: 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.

15 Apr 11: 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).

7 Apr 11: 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.

6 Apr 11: 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.

5 Apr 11: 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.

22 Mar 11: 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.

17 Mar 11: 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.

17 Mar 11: 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.

15 Mar 11: 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.

9 Mar 11: 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.

3 Feb 11: 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.

19 Jan 11: 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.

12 Jan 11: 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.

13 Dec 10: FReD can help explain how a bee sees

Bees can see colours but they perceive the world differently to us, including variations in hue that we cannot ourselves distinguish.

6 Dec 10: 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.

10 Nov 10: 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.

9 Nov 10: 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.

25 Oct 10: Tiny brained bees solve a complex mathematical problem

Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days.

15 Oct 10: 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.

5 Oct 10: 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".

23 Sep 10: 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.

3 Sep 10: 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.

2 Aug 10: 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.

23 Jul 10: 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.

23 Jul 10: 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.

20 Jul 10: 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).

16 Jul 10: Scientists hope Cosmic Vision will find distant planets

9 Jul 10: 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.

30 Jun 10: Warmer ecosystems could absorb less atmospheric carbon dioxide

30 Jun 10: 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.

29 Jun 10: 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.

28 Jun 10: 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.

28 Jun 10: 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.

25 Jun 10: 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.

23 Jun 10: '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.

18 Jun 10: 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.

18 Jun 10: 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.

8 Jun 10: 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.

4 Jun 10: 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.

26 May 10: 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.

26 Apr 10: 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.

21 Apr 10: 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.

9 Apr 10: 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.

24 Mar 10: 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.

22 Mar 10: 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.

22 Mar 10: 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.

22 Mar 10: 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.

17 Mar 10: 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.

16 Mar 10: 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.

12 Mar 10: 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.

5 Mar 10: 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.

10 Feb 10: Orion in a new light

The hidden secrets of the Orion Nebula are revealed in a dramatic image taken by the new VISTA telescope.

4 Feb 10: 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.

4 Feb 10: 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.

2 Feb 10: 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.

26 Jan 10: 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.

12 Jan 10: 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.

17 Dec 09: 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.

11 Dec 09: 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.

10 Dec 09: 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.

9 Dec 09: 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.

7 Dec 09: 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.

19 Nov 09: 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.

17 Nov 09: 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.

16 Nov 09: 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).

4 Nov 09: 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.

2 Nov 09: 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.

29 Oct 09: 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.

27 Oct 09: 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.

27 Oct 09: 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.

6 Oct 09: 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.

2 Oct 09: '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.

30 Sep 09: 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.

24 Aug 09: '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.

30 Jul 09: 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.

20 Jul 09: 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.

29 Jun 09: 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.

26 Jun 09: 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.

26 Jun 09: 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.

16 Jun 09: 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.

11 Jun 09: Astronomy Summer School wins award

A Queen Mary youth project entitled Media Space has won a London Education Partnership Award.

3 Jun 09: 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.

3 Jun 09: 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.

26 May 09: 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.

20 May 09: 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.

1 May 09: 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.

29 Apr 09: 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.

9 Apr 09: 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.

7 Apr 09: 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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2 Apr 09: 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.

30 Mar 09: 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.

24 Mar 09: 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.

19 Mar 09: 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.

12 Mar 09: 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.

7 Mar 09: 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.

2 Mar 09: 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.

27 Feb 09: 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.

25 Feb 09: 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.

25 Feb 09: 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.

23 Feb 09: 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.

16 Feb 09: ?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.

6 Feb 09: 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.

4 Feb 09: 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.

29 Jan 09: 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.

26 Jan 09: 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.

22 Jan 09: 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.

14 Jan 09: 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.

12 Jan 09: 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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