Imperial College London's official title is The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and was founded in 1907. It is a public institution that focuses on engineering, technology and medical research. It is generally placed in the top 3 of UK universities along with Oxford and Cambridge. Imperial College London represents a merger between the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Medicine founded in 1845. Since its inception it has steadily incorporated hospitals and teaching/research entities to form the modern Imperial College London. Admission to undergraduate and graduate programs is highly selective. Imperial College London publishes news about current research in medicine, technology and other relevant work on their Web site. Press inquiries are welcome.
Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria
The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels.
Less than $200 million would conserve Atlantic Forest in Brazil, researchers find
Brazil could conserve its valuable Atlantic Forest by investing just 0.01 per cent of its annual GDP, according to a new study.
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research (Update)
Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges, such as opposition by wind farm lobbyists. Today's research suggests that incidents ...
Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis
Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier.
Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth's crust cause tsunami earthquakes
New research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes, which may lead to improved detection measures.
Social pressure stops Facebook users recommending products on social media sites
Facebook has more than 1.23 billion active users worldwide, with over 50 per cent of all users logging on to it on any given day. Most of Facebook's revenue comes from advertising and the company is looking at ways to make ...
US rich get richer on stock market investments while modest investors are left behind
In a new study, researchers from Imperial College Business School, Columbia University and the University of Maryland found that wealthy individuals in the US can get in relative terms up to 70 per cent times greater returns ...
Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male-only offspring
Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.
Protecting mainland Europe from an invasion of grey squirrels
The first genotyping of grey squirrels sampled from Italy and the UK shows a direct link between their genetic diversity and their ability to invade new environments.
Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies thriving as European climate warms
Butterflies and dragonflies with lighter colours are out-competing darker-coloured insects in the face of climate change.
Large numbers of shadow economy entrepreneurs in developing countries, according to new report
There are large numbers of entrepreneurs in developing countries who aren't registering their businesses with official authorities, hampering economic growth, according to new research.
Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest
Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago.
New insights into bacterial substitute for sex
Bacteria don't have sex as such, but they can mix their genetic material by pulling in DNA from dead bacterial cells and inserting these into their own genome.
US top in the world for entrepreneurship, researchers find
The USA is the most entrepreneurial economy in the world, according to the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI). The GEDI index combines data on entrepreneurial activities and aspirations ...
Targeting sperm protection in mosquitoes could help combat malaria
Researchers have discovered a way of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, potentially providing a new tactic to combat the disease.