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.
The possibility of looking inside silicon chips to see their tiny working parts, without damaging the chips, is a step closer thanks to an international team led by scientists at the LCN.
The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in London is being monitored in real time using new, automated smart detectors.
BioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science - how molecules fit together.
Uncovering the essential building blocks which bacteria use to make long, hair-like filaments could lead to new drugs to fight infection.
Winter days are usually less windy, but a new analysis shows turbines work harder on the coldest days, when power demand is highest.
The diverse 'coats' which protect a deadly microbe from our immune cells are generated by a 'hotspot' of rapidly evolving genes, a study has found.
Chemical reactions could be probed in even greater detail using a method invented by Imperial researchers that better characterises ultrafast X-rays.
Researchers are scanning 6,000 volunteers for a project that aims to create 3-D computer face models for reconstructive surgery.
Scientists have watched a cell's genetic machinery in the first stages of 'reading' genes, giving a potential way to stop the process in bacteria.
Combining growth strategies with climate agendas could have a positive impact on economic activity, according to a new OECD report involving Imperial.