Imperial College London

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Materials Science - Jul 17, 2020
Materials Science
Imperial has co-developed the first synthetic membrane to separate crude oil and crude oil fractions, which could help reduce carbon emissions. Crude oil is refined to create fuels like diesel, petrol and jet fuel, as well as lubricants and plastics. However, the processes used to create these byproducts are a major source of pollutants to the air, water, and soil.
Health - Jul 16, 2020

A major trial is underway to explore how artificial intelligence can be used to develop more effective treatments for very ill COVID-19 patients. Dr Brijesh Patel , Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust , is leading a trial to test a new AI device to help monitor the lung physiology of patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

Life Sciences - Jul 16, 2020
Life Sciences

For the first time, a new study simultaneously tracks brain activity, eye movements and body movements of a pro race car driver in extreme conditions.

Health - Jul 14, 2020

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter, says a new Academy of Medical Sciences report. The report , which draws on expertise from multiple researchers including Professors Azra Ghani, Wendy Barclay, Peter Openshaw and Steven Riley, shows that a potential new wave of COVID-19, combined with a backlog of patients needing NHS care following the first wave and a possible flu epidemic, poses a serious risk to health in the UK.

Health - Jul 10, 2020

Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a study into the risks of smokers developing more severe forms of COVID-19, to a new method for automatically detecting the ‘fingerprint' of soundscapes, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Jul 7, 2020

The group's self-amplifying RNA vaccine technology is cheap, highly scalable and has the potential to deliver many effective doses next year, should the trials succeed.

Mathematics - Jul 3, 2020

A new mathematical principle has been designed to combat AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices. Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and businesses manage artificial intelligence (AI) systems' biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging, commercial choices.

Physics - Jul 16, 2020

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft has unveiled its first images, including what appear to be ubiquitous miniature solar flares.

Pedagogy - Jul 15, 2020

Student satisfaction at Imperial is now at 81%, according to the most recent National Student Survey (NSS). The results show that overall satisfaction levels have decreased slightly compared to last year's survey result of 82%.

Environment - Jul 13, 2020

The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher. What are data centres and how might they contribute to climate change? - When you run applications on your phone or laptop, the software is using the physical memory and processor inside the device.

Health - Jul 9, 2020

Experts at Imperial have outlined their work to develop effective antibody tests to monitor the spread of COVID-19 infections in a new video. Researchers at Imperial College London are working with clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on a programme of work to develop a ‘gold standard' antibody test to support the Trust's testing programme.

Health - Jul 3, 2020

China has contained coronavirus by introducing control measures early and adjusting them to respond to changes in transmission, a report finds. In Report 30 from the Imperial College London COVID-19 Response Team the team found that early implementation and timely adjustment of control measures could be important in containing coronavirus transmission.

Health - Jul 3, 2020

Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From commencing a space study despite COVID-19 challenges, to a new drug and diet combo treatment for cancer, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

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