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Performance Venues Are COVID-Safe At Full Capacity If Audience Wears Masks: Study

“According to the results, the wearing of masks cuts the spread of aerosol droplets by 99 per cent, with those transmitted also travelling much more slowly. Professor of biophotonics at [University College London], Laurence Lovat, says: ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber is right. If theatre-goers wear appropriate masks and follow other rules already in place, theatres become safe places to go to.'” – WhatsOnStage (London)
Tags: Art, London, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Issues, Audience, University College, 06.10.21, Laurence Lovat


Body augmentation: People adjust quickly to robotic third thumb

Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb in daily situations. Brain scan data suggest the brain's quick adaptability to new limbs.The scientists think body augmentation could transform human abilities.Would you be willing to attach artificial limbs to enhance your body? A research team that asked people to use robotic extra thumbs found that their brains quickly adapted to body augmentation. Humans of the future are likely to utilize body parts with improvements, the scientists p...
Tags: Biology, Medicine, Computers, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Robotics, University College London, University College, Dani, Makin, Science Robotics, Dani Clode, Tamar Makin, Paulina Kieliba


Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting

UK-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility — applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects. The ratings are based on proprietary data sets it’s developed in conjunction with scientists from research organisations including UCLA, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and University College London. It’s just grabbed $5.8M in seed fund...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Machine Learning, Un, Citibank, GreenTech, Lidar, Ucla, Index Ventures, University College, Moody


How UK doctor linked rare blood-clotting to AstraZeneca Covid jab

Prof Marie Scully developed a diagnostic test at University College London hospital after seeing rare side-effect in patientCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMarie Scully was alarmed and puzzled. “It didn’t make sense,” she said. The consultant haematologist at University College London hospital (UCLH) had seen patients with blood clots in the brain and low platelets before and, although it was unusual, she always knew why. But there was no reason for the condition of t...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Hospitals, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Doctors, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, University College London, University College, Scully, UCLH, Coronavirus, Marie Scully, Prof Scully


Empiric Logic collaborates with UCD develop novel genomics data protection methodology

Empiric Logic, an Irish bioinformatics SaaS (software-as-a-service) start-up, today announced that is has secured €85,000 in grant funding, under Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Partnership Programme, to develop a novel genomics data protection methodology in collaboration with University College Dublin.
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Empiric Logic collaborates with UCD to develop novel genomics data protection methodology

Empiric Logic, an Irish bioinformatics SaaS (software-as-a-service) start-up, today announced that is has secured €85,000 in grant funding, under Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Partnership Programme, to develop a novel genomics data protection methodology in collaboration with University College Dublin.
Tags: Health, University College


Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta: Obituary

Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta, the Royal Indian Artillery officer who survived a bullet passing through his cap and later became military attache in Washington, has passed away on his 101st birthday on March3. Cut to March 1944: flying a single-seater Auster over the Bm1nese jungle while direct­ing artillery fire, Captain “Duck” Mehta always had to dodge the flak and the bullets. Having taken off before dawn one morning to locate Japanese gm1 positions in the Shan Hills, and seeing nothing, he ...
Tags: UK, England, London, Wales, Washington, Life, India, Britain, Military, Pakistan, British Army, The Times, Army, Burma, Cornwall, Raf


Trump's acquittal proves authoritarianism remains a 'potent force' in the US, but impeachment puts a 'black mark' on him forever

Then-President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US, on January 4, 2021. Leah Millis/Reuters Trump's acquittal shows "anti-democratic threats are alive and well" in the US, an expert said. A presidential historian said Trump has a permanent "black mark" from two impeachments. Many GOP senators voted for acquittal because doing otherwise would've amounted to self-indictment, an expert said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "You've gotta remem...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Texas, London, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Analysis, Gop, Missouri


Key London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surge

University College hospital scrambling to convert theatres, recovery areas and stroke wards into ICUsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of London’s biggest hospitals has warned it is on track to become virtually Covid-only amid a surge in cases in the capital that has left it scrambling to convert operating theatres, surgical recovery areas and stroke wards into intensive care units for the very sick.As the daily coronavirus case numbers in the UK continued an appare...
Tags: Health, UK, England, London, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, University College London, University College, UCLH, Coronavirus, Marcel Levi


UK’s ICO faces legal action after closing adtech complaint with nothing to show for it

The UK’s data watchdog is facing a legal challenge after it took the decision to quietly close a complaint against the adtech industry’s high velocity background trading of personal data. The legal challenge was reported earlier by Politico. The original complaint — challenging the adtech industry’s compliance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — was filed to the ICO in September 2018 by Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, and Michael Veale, a lectur...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Advertising Tech, Tech, Ireland, Belgium, Data Protection, Tribunal, European Parliament, Adtech, Gdpr, Open Rights Group, Ico, University College


Researchers call for loss of smell to be recognized globally as a symptom of COVID-19

Four out of five people experiencing the recent loss of smell and/or taste tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies--and of those who tested positive, 40 percent did not have cough or fever, reports a new study in PLOS Medicine by Prof. Rachel Batterham at University College London and colleagues.
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Engineers Set New World Record for Internet Speed (slashdot)

"Imagine being able to download every single movie and TV show on Netflix in less than a second," writes Gizmodo: Researchers at University College London have the ability to do that with a new world record they set for fastest internet — 178 terabits a second, or 178,000 Gbps. Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow Dr. Lidia Galdino and team collaborated with Xtera and KDDI Research on the project. According to UCL's announcement, that speed is "double the capacity of any sy...
Tags: London, News, Netflix, Gizmodo, Ucl, University College, EditorDavid, Xtera, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Lidia Galdino, KDDI Research, Galdino


Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years

‘Stunned’ scientists say there is little doubt global heating is to blame for the lossA total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is stunning conclusion of UK scientists who have analysed satellite surveys of the planet’s poles, mountains and glaciers to measure how much ice coverage lost because of global heating triggered by rising greenhouse gas emissions.The scientists – based at Leeds and Edinburgh universities and University College ...
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Engineers Set New World Record for Internet Speed

"Imagine being able to download every single movie and TV show on Netflix in less than a second," writes Gizmodo: Researchers at University College London have the ability to do that with a new world record they set for fastest internet — 178 terabits a second, or 178,000 Gbps. Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow Dr. Lidia Galdino and team collaborated with Xtera and KDDI Research on the project. According to UCL's announcement, that speed is "double the capacity of any sy...
Tags: London, Tech, Netflix, Gizmodo, Ucl, University College, Xtera, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Lidia Galdino, KDDI Research, Galdino


Researchers at University College London Set a New World Record for Fastest Internet

Imagine being able to download every single movie and TV show on Netflix in less than a second. Thousands of titles in a literal snap. Researchers at University College London have the ability to do that with a new world record they set for fastest internet—178 terabits a second, or 178,000 Gbps. Lecturer and Royal…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Internet, Broadband, Netflix, Digital Divide, University College London, University College, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Fuck Thats Fast


Bird skull evolution slowed after the extinction of the dinosaurs

From emus to woodpeckers, modern birds show remarkable diversity in skull shape and size, often hypothesized to be the result of a sudden hastening of evolution following the mass extinction that killed their non-avian dinosaur cousins at the end of the Cretaceous 66 million years ago. But this is not the case according to a study by Ryan Nicholas Felice at University College London, publishing August 18, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology.
Tags: Science, London, University College, Ryan Nicholas Felice


World population will begin to shrink after 2064

According to new research at the University of Washington, a significant population decline will begin after 2064. The reasons include more access to contraception and better education for girls and women. Many countries will have to grapple with the social and financial consequences of their decline. After two centuries of unprecedented growth, human population will begin to shrink after 2064. This is good news for a number of reasons, most importantly because it signals an increase in educat...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Politics, Usa, London, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, America, Economics, Spain, Thailand, Italy, Innovation


As belly size gets larger, the memory center in the brain gets smaller

Researchers at University College London have discovered a link between waist circumference and dementia. Seventy-four percent of volunteers that developed dementia were overweight or obese.Women with central obesity had a 39 percent greater risk of dementia. One of every eight deaths in England was attributed to dementia in 2017. Considering the substantial public health burden this adds to a society, researchers at University College London wanted to understand the role of obesity on cognitiv...
Tags: Health, England, London, Aging, Women, Innovation, Dementia, Ucl, Mediterranean, University College London, Derek, Epidemiology, University College, Twitter Facebook, International Journal of Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds among UK banks that had links to slavery

Many bank directors received compensation after slavery was made illegal in 1833The slave trade was abolished in the British Empire in 1807 but it was not until 1833 that the Abolition of Slavery Act finally banned the ownership of other human beings. However, some 46,000 slave owners continued to benefit financially as the subsequent Slave Compensation Act provided for £20m in payments – a sum worth billions of pounds in 2020 terms. Despite the name of the act, the former slaves were not compen...
Tags: Business, UK, London, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Britain, Barclays, Hsbc, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Slavery, Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyd's


Outrage as Guatemalan Maya spiritual guide is tortured and burned alive

Domingo Choc Che’s final moments captured on videoFour men held after attack on indigenous elderPolice in Guatemala have arrested four men on suspicion of murder after a respected indigenous Maya spiritual guide was tortured, doused in gasoline and burned to death after being accused of witchcraft.Domingo Choc Che, 55, an expert on traditional herbal medicine who had worked with researchers from University College London, was seized from his home in the village of Chimay on Saturday night by a g...
Tags: London, Americas, World news, Indigenous Peoples, Guatemala, Maya, University College, Domingo Choc Che, Chimay


10 Soothing Solutions for Painful Periods

Period pain – menstrual cramps, bloating, stomachaches – isn’t just physically agonizing, it’s emotionally draining. These solutions will help soothe your whole body, mind and soul. Remember that every woman is different, and some solutions are more helpful for different women at different times of the month than others. Get to know your body. Explore different solutions for painful periods, and stick with what works for you. A typical period cycle is 28 days, but there is lots of variation f...
Tags: Health, Amazon, London, Hawaii, Infertility, Haiti, Sarah, Omega, University College, WebMD, Brian King, Tylenol, Menstrual Problems, Normal Monthly Period, Premenstrual Syndrome, Spotty Or Skipped Periods


Jeremy Bentham’s Mummified Body Is Still on Display–Much Like Other Aging British Rock Stars

Plato’s ideal of philosopher-kings seems more unlikely by the day, but most modern readers of The Republic don't see his state as an improvement, with its rigid caste system and state control over childbearing and rearing. Plato’s Socrates did not love democracy, though he did argue that men and women (those of the guardian class, at least) should receive an equal education. So too did many prominent European political philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries, who had at least as much...
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British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricity

(University College London) In the report, 'The Value of International Electricity Trading', researchers from UCL and the University of Cambridge showed that the tax -- called Carbon Price Support -- added on average £39 to British household electricity bills, collecting around £740m for the Treasury, in 2018.
Tags: London, Treasury, University of Cambridge, Ucl, University College, Value of International Electricity Trading


Arts District Planned For London’s Former Olympic Village Is Already Late And Over Budget

The “East Bank” cultural quarter project — to include Sadler’s Wells dance theatre, the BBC, the London College of Fashion, a new University College London campus, and both a public building and a Collections Centre for the Victoria & Albert Museum — is running £14 million over the £470 million budget, which doesn’t even include UCL or the V&A Collections Centre. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, London, Ucl, Issues, University College, Wells, East Bank, Sadler, Victoria Albert Museum, 11.01.19, BBC the London College of Fashion


'Island of Widows': The mystery disease killing sugarcane workers around the world

The heat seems to throb as it rises out of the cracked road running through the town of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. But passing a group of men idling with their walking sticks on the street corner the thrumming is swallowed up by another, emanating from the strange devices bulging through the skin of their arms.   “They used to work on the sugar plantation like everyone else,” the driver of the makeshift tricycle taxi explains. “But now they've got it.” No-one could spend more than a few hours i...
Tags: Asia, Science, London, India, Africa, America, Britain, Santiago, Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Central America, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, University College, Managua


Best cities for book lovers

Travelers who love reading can do better than carry a novel in their suitcase and pull it out at the beach or on the train to satisfy their literary cravings. Instead, they can plan trips according to their taste in literature and visit the sites of their favorite stories or drink in pubs where their go-to authors once conceived their fictional worlds. Whether it’s having a pint in Oxford, with the ghosts of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, or daydreaming about Dostoevsky’s masterpieces on the ...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Boston, US, Iran, Oxford, Un, Edinburgh, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Melbourne, Lewis Carroll, Dublin, Alexander McCall Smith, Oscar Wilde, Tolkien


Accent Softening.

Daniel Lavelle writes for the Guardian about the “accent softening taster session” he’s attending with Jamie Chapman (“the Henry Higgins to my Eliza Doolittle”) at the London Speech Workshop: I visit Chapman because, since I moved from Manchester to London two years ago, I have been mocked about my accent, which made me think about softening some of my rougher edges. Regional accents not only indicate where we are from, but can reveal our social class, while a recent study found that broad regio...
Tags: London, Uncategorized, US, Manchester, Linguistics, Birmingham, Durham University, Griffiths, Chapman, University College, Phillips, Sophie Scott, Daniel Lavelle, Birmingham Yardley, Blackburn Lancashire, Eliza Doolittle


UCD researchers lead development of new urine test to detect prostate cancer

Cancer researchers at University College Dublin have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to be 70% more specific for prostate cancer compared to the blood test currently used by doctors.
Tags: Health, Dublin, University College


University, College curling championships sweep into Fredericton

FREDERICTON, N.B. — Thirty-two of Canada's top university and college curling teams have all gathered in Fredericton, all looking to become the 2019 national champions.There are eight men's and women's team on the university side and eight men's and women's teams on the college side. They've just started round-robin play across two ice surfaces at Willie O'Ree Place.This is the 12th edition of the university curling championships with Curling Canada involvement...
Tags: News, Russia, Canada, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Cbc, University College, Fredericton, Selena, CBC Sports, University of Alberta Golden Bears, Curling Canada, Wilfrid Laurier, Mary Fay, LeDuc, Karsten


Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You've Ever Made In 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

According to a technology policy researcher, Netflix records all the choices you make in Black Mirror's Bandersnatch episode. "Michael Veale, a technology policy researcher at University College London, wanted to know what data Netflix was collecting from Bandersnatch," reports Motherboard. "People had been speculating a lot on Twitter about Netflix's motivations," Veale told Motherboard in an email. "I thought it would be a fun test to show people how you can use data protection law to ask real...
Tags: Europe, London, Tech, Eu, Netflix, Black Mirror, University College, Veale, Michael Veale, Bandersnatch, Netflix Veale