Imperial College London

nanoparticles

Scientists Used Nanoparticles to Turn a Window Into a Mirror and Back Again

For the first time, a reversible nanoparticle array can transition between a window and a mirror.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.17
thump news

World's First Trial of MDMA as Treatment for Alcoholism to Begin

Researchers in the UK will undertake the first-ever trials of this treatment in the next two months.
Alexander Iadarola
7.3.17
micrometeorites

Meet the Photographer Hunting for Extraterrestrial Dust on Paris Rooftops

Jon Larsen has spent the eight years years hunting and photographing extraterrestrial dust in cities around the world—something NASA thought was impossible.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.19.17
Health

Now Experts Say You Should Eat 10 Portions of Fruit and Vegetables a Day

Researchers at Imperial College London analyzed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake and concluded that five-a-day is good, but ten is better.
Daisy Meager
2.23.17
nasa

The Moon May Have Started as Dozens of ‘Moonlets'

Yet another reason to go back to the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
1.9.17
Technology

This USB-Sized Device Can Detect HIV in Under 30 Minutes

It brings the typical three-day wait for test results down to under half an hour.
Samantha Cole
11.11.16
News

We Should All Be Glad Someone Finally Invented a Robot Ass

Implausibly, it's not a sex thing.
Jordan Pearson
7.4.16
tea

This Tea Could Help Humans Conquer Mars

Synthetic biology researchers at Imperial College London have manipulated the bacteria in fermented kombucha tea to engineer material for building shelters on Mars. Take that, Earl Grey.
Daisy Meager
5.31.16
head injuries in football

​We Spoke to a Neuropathologist About Head Injuries And Degenerative Brain Disease In Soccer

With the family of footballer Jeff Astle claiming to know up to 250 other ex-players who suffer from degenerative brain diseases, we spoke to an expert about the implications for the sport.
Will Magee
4.28.16
Memory

This Is What a CT Scan of a Bumblebee's Brain Looks Like

Researchers have used new micro-CT imaging to see inside a bee’s brain.
Emiko Jozuka
2.24.16
Booze

This Professor Has Invented a Pill That Eliminates Hangovers

Former chief drugs adviser, Professor David Nutt has answered your sweaty, toilet-bowl-hugging prayers and invented a non-toxic inebriant drug that mimics the effects of alcohol: without the hangover.
Phoebe Hurst
1.1.16
uk

Europe’s Largest Data Observatory Turns Big Data into Big Images

Because humans are good at recognising patterns in images.
Emiko Jozuka
11.3.15
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