QMUL Science and Engineering News
Dust detected around the closest star to the solar system, Proxima Centauri, may indicate the presence of an elaborate planetary system.
2 Nov 17: QMUL spin out receives investment to develop energy-saving optical communications technology
A Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) spin out company has received investment to commercialise a new material technology which would both drastically cut energy use and increase the speed of optical communications.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership to unlock the potential of data in the media.
Professor Magdalena Titirici has received a prestigious Honorary PhD from Stockholm University for her work in sustainable materials for renewable energy.
Dr John Woodward co-writes for The Conversation about the development of robots and artificial intelligence, and how this will impact careers in computing
Bumblebees may be able to tell us why some people are smarter than others, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The last images from the Cassini probe have been sent back to Earth, as its mission came to a fiery end in the skies of Saturn. Cassini?s images have provided fundamental insight into the enigmatic planet?s secrets for astronomers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Professor Carl Murray, from the School of Physics and Astronomy and the only UK member of Cassini Imaging Team, reflects on his time as a scientist on the mission.
Anita Lim writes for The Conversation about her latest research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, which found evidence that the Pap smear is an excellent test for finding cervical cancer in young women.
Translating irregular heartbeats could lead to new insights for computer scientists and medical diagnostics, according to an international project led by a Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), which was presented today at the British Science Festival in Brighton (Friday 8 September).
Life-long medical conditions and disabilities associated with preterm birth could be prevented with a new bioengineering approach led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
31 Aug 17: I asked artists to create films using real sounds from space ? this is what they came up with
Art and science are often seen as complete opposites: art is subjective, while science aims to discover objective facts about nature. Dr Martin Archer writes for The Conversation about how collaborating the two can result in insightful creations.
25 Aug 17: Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events
Inter/sections takes on the ethics and politics of media and technology through a free programme of workshops, talks, events and an art exhibition.
Proteins involved in the production and perception of pheromones may determine if red fire ant colonies contain a single queen or multiple queens.
Alien may have told you ?In space no one can hear you scream? but it was wrong!
Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Caroline Spence writes for The Conversation about how our attitude towards chickens encourages us to disregard their widespread maltreatment.
10 Aug 17: What?s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.
Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably is a magnificent sight. Professor David J Dunstan and Dr Dabiao Liu write for The Conversation, and try to understand the science behind it.
Amirlan Seksenbayev writes for The Conversation about the method of game theory and how it can predict decision-making
Spiders don?t spin out of control when descending because their silk has an unusual ability to resist twisting forces.
Professor Elaine Chew writes for The Conversation about what math's can tell us about music, and how it is closely connected to emotions.
A lot of excitement surrounded Proxima b when it was discovered ? a potentially habitable exoplanet around our nearest neighbour star, Proxima Centauri. Located a mere 4.24 light years away, Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how we can explore this new planet
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)?s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ?A Bit of cs4fn?, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.
The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.
Flowing particles in liquids act as a filter to suppress long-wavelength waves but allow short-wavelength ones to be supported, according to physicists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool co-developed by a computer scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Scientists seeking to understand the origins of life have found a new organic compound in the material from which a star like the Sun is forming.
Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Goldsmiths University of London.
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.
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).
A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.
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: 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.
Physics has seen absolutely staggering accomplishments in the past year or so, particularly in our ability to measure space and time with unprecedented levels of detail. Dr Martin Archer, writes in The Conversation about how these accomplishments stacked up to those of the fictional Time Lords
School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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.
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).
Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.
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.
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.
A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.
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.
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.
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).
The ancients believed that the Earth was surrounded by celestial spheres, which produced divine music when they moved. We lived, so to speak, in a huge musical instrument. Satellites recording sound waves resonating with the Earth's magnetosphere ? the magnetic bubble that protects us from space radiation. Dr Martin Archer explains in The Conversation how this is possible.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, tells the tale of how the rebels stole the plans to the original ?Death Star? ? a space station the size of a small moon with a weapon powerful enough to destroy a planet. Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation whether our conventional technologies would ever be able to build one.
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.
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).
There is sound on planets and moons in the solar system ? places where there?s a medium through which sound waves can be transmitted, such as an atmosphere or an ocean. But what about empty space? You may have been told definitively that space is silent. Dr Martin Archer explains in The Conversation this isn?t entirely true?
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.
Becky Parker, visiting professor at QMUL?s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded The Royal Society's Kavli Education Medal 2016.
School students from across Dulwich and Sutton are set to learn all about particle physics by detecting their own cosmic rays.
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.
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.
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.
UK study suggests human activity may be helping fuel ranavirus outbreak.
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).
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.
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).
Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered to date and we regularly come across ?Earth-like worlds? around distant stars. It?s also possible that many of these planets may be able to harbour life. Dr Martin Archer argues in The Conversation they are so far away that we will not be able to visit them anytime soon.
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.
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).
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.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated science in all its shapes and forms with a festival showcasing the university?s research to youngsters.
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).
Space is an inhospitable place to live ? there?s no breathable air, microgravity wastes away your bones and muscles and you?re subjected to increased doses of radiation in the form of high-energy charged particles. These can cause damage to the cells in your body by breaking up the atoms and molecules that they?re made of. Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how much radiation an astronaut on the International Space Station is exposed to and the effects.
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.
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.
In the classic 1980s movie ?Ferris Bueller?s Day Off?, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, the title character spent his day off gallivanting around Chicago, seeing the sights and even hijacking a parade. Unlike the super-confident Ferris, most of us would probably worry about getting caught if we skived off like that. But is that fear really justified, Dr Martin Archer asks in The Conversation
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).
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).
12 May 16: NASA flies satellites through explosion in space ? and starts to unravel mystery of magnetism
We don?t know a lot about the magnetic effects we see throughout the universe. The familiar, beautiful northern lights are seen as an enigma. They are driven by a mysterious magnetic process in which a huge amount of energy is explosively released when particles from the sun hit the Earth?s magnetosphere. Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how new breakthrough data will be able to tell us more.
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).
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.
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).
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).
Research is an unpredictable process. Sometimes you end up making a really cool discovery that you didn?t see coming. Dr Martin Archer writes for The Conversation about the unexpected discovery he made about lightsabers while doing regular plasma physics research. If it could be created, would it be the most dangerous weapon ever created?
The search for exoplanets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, has become a major field of research in the last decade - with nearly 2000 planets discovered to date. Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation, whether the quest for Earth-like planets is futile or fruitful.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A first year student from Queen Mary University of London has won a prestigious industry award for developing a smart solution to food waste.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have built the first computer program that can recognise hand-drawn sketches better than humans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Edmund Burke will be QMUL's new Vice Principal (Science and Engineering) from September 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats? their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?.
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.
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.
Professor Norman Fenton writes about his role co-presenting a forthcoming BBC Four documentary on climate change and the importance of three key statistics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic tricks.
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.
Warblr is an app is based on technology developed at QMUL and the prototype was developed with an Innovation Fund grant.
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.
QMUL PhD students who are part of a programme to combine research with digital creativity took part in a research showcase in East London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate designers from Queen Mary University of London are raising money through crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture a new Lego-like construction set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
We are being watched. Our movements and activity tracked. Our data is being traded behind the scenes, changing hands many times without our knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ?control centre? of the cell for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?'.
The first graduation ceremony of 2013 for students at Queen Mary, University of London took place in China on Thursday 27 June.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People often think that other people are staring at them even when they are not, vision scientists have found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study provides the first evidence of polyandry ? when females choose to mate with more than one male ? in female fallow deer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One in 10 bank cards and one in seven notes are contaminated with faecal organisms, research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A scientific analysis of players interacting through a popular online game has provided a unique insight into social mobility and other human behaviours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have shown that zebrafish could be used to study the underlying causes of psychiatric disorders.
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a new therapeutic target to combat inflammation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his significant research contribution to computer science.
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.
The European Southern Observatory?s VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bumblebees use complex flying patterns to avoid predators according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
A scientist from Queen Mary has produced a dance track that sounds like it is accelerating forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queen Mary, University of London has developed a new educational resource for teachers to help students use amazing magic tricks to learn about maths.
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.
Musicians, artists, computer scientists and coders will be brought together in April for a festival exploring work with the SuperCollider audio programming environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
A problem plaguing physicists across the globe for centuries has finally made a leap towards resolution.
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.
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.
Scientists have uncovered specific facial characteristics which make MPs look like they belong to one of the two major political parties in Britain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Sexual orientation and ?gender conformity? in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mother and kid goats recognise each other?s calls soon after the mothers give birth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London reveals.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants, scientists have revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bees can see colours but they perceive the world differently to us, including variations in hue that we cannot ourselves distinguish.
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.
Whales exhibit skin damage consistent with acute sunburn in humans, and it seems to be getting worse over time, reveals research published this week.
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.
Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days.
Budding guitar heroes can get a helping hand from hot new online tutorials created by audio engineers at Queen Mary, University of London.
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".
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.
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.
Scientists have developed a material for bone grafts that could one day replace the 'gold standard' natural bone implants.
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.
The Grand Prize winners of the UK OurSpace competition were announced today on Futures Day at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010.
New pictures from NASA?s Cassini spacecraft show giant 20 kilometre (12 mile)-wide snowballs forming in Saturn's fifth ring (the F ring).
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.
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.
Bees observe strict working hours even when the sun shines all day and night, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
Dr Genoveva Esteban has been highly commended for her "infectious enthusiasm" and dedication in igniting the next generation's passion for science.
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.
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.
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.
In a computerized game of 'spot the difference', people are more likely to notice things added or removed than even major changes in colour.
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.
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.
Bumblebees' distinctive black and yellow "warning" colours may not be what protects them from flying predators researchers have found.
Two top scientific prizes have been awarded to academics from the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London.
Aeronautical engineer Dr Ranjan Vepa comments on the lifting of flight restrictions following Iceland's volcanic eruption and Europe-wide ash cloud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bees see the world almost five times faster than humans, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.
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.
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.
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.
The hidden secrets of the Orion Nebula are revealed in a dramatic image taken by the new VISTA telescope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physicists at Queen Mary, University of London have begun looking deep into the Earth to study some of nature's weirdest particles; neutrinos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ImpactQM, Queen Mary, University of London?s ground-breaking new knowledge transfer project, has been formally launched today (Monday 16 November 2009).
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.
The Department of Physics at Queen Mary, University of London, has maintained its world-class status, according to the latest international rankings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists working at Queen Mary, University of London, have developed micrometer-sized capsules to safely deliver drugs inside living cells.
Results of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London, warn against glamorising celebrity suicides in the media.
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.
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.
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.
Dr James Busfield, from Queen Mary?s School of Engineering and Materials Science, has won a National Teaching Fellowships from The Higher Education Academy.
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.
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.
A renowned plant biologist from Queen Mary, University of London has received two new honours for his research on small plants called bryophytes.
A Queen Mary youth project entitled Media Space has won a London Education Partnership Award.
An academic from Queen Mary, University of London has launched a series of videos featuring magic tricks that are conjured from a mathematical perspective.
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.
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.
Fallow deer become hoarse when trying to attract a mate, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.
Andrew Robertson from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship for 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.