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.
Using ultrafast imaging of moving energy in photosynthesis, scientists have determined the speed of crucial processes for the first time.
Researchers have discovered that tantalum carbide and hafnium carbide materials can withstand scorching temperatures of nearly 4000 degrees Celsius.
An Imperial engineer has been discussing how the College can play a greater role in helping to formulate policy, following a recent workshop.
Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable - and not constant as Einstein suggested - have made a prediction that could be tested.
Researchers have discovered how to control molecules attached to graphene, paving the way for tiny biological sensors and devices to hold information.
Using a technique that can tell if a species has passed by from just a sample of water, scientists are developing new ways to assess ecosystems.
Researchers are developing large structures inspired by 'cloaking' materials for sound and light, which can offer protection against seismic waves.
Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life.
Scientists have developed a type of HIV test on a USB stick.
Scientists have developed the largest ever family tree of a major group of flowering plants called monocots, which could help protect their diversity.