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.
Researchers have designed a system that rapidly recognises the specific biological molecules that can indicate disease.
The urge to mate appears to override the need to sleep in flies, according to new research that hints at the importance of sleep for animals.
By finely tuning the distance between nanoparticles in a single layer, researchers have made a filter that can change between a mirror and a window.
Researchers from Imperial College London report that the white cliffs of Dover contain the fossilised remains of cosmic dust.
Research reveals that an invasive crayfish species is easier to detect in water samples during breeding, which could lead to better control.
Engineers have developed prototype technology that uses controlled burning to partially reveal landmines buried in peat soil.
Different methods of collecting bird sperm produce different sperm lengths, potentially affecting the conclusions of fertility studies.
A new test to show the properties of biologically important enzymes could help to streamline development of new treatments.
New results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave, which could help explain why there is so much matter in the universe.
Imperial researchers have tested a 'blued' gauntlet from a 16th-century suit of armour with a method usually used to study solar panels.