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Imperial College London (legally Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London. In 1851, Prince Albert built his vision of an area for culture, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Colleges, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute. In 1907, Imperial College was established by royal charter, merging the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines, and City and Guilds of London Institute. In 1988, the Imperial College School of Medicine was formed by combining with St Mary's Hospital Medical School. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School. The main campus is located in South Kensington, with an innovation campus in White City. The college also has a research centre at Silwood Park, and teaching hospitals throughout London. The university focuses exclusively on science, engineering, medicine, and business. Imperial has an international community, with more than 59% of students from outside the UK and 140 countries represented on campus.

3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures while flying

“Imperial College London and Empa researchers have created a fleet of bee-inspired flying 3D printers for building and repairing structures in-flight. The technology could ultimately be used for manufacturing and building in difficult-to-access or dangerous locations such as tall buildings …

‘Nanomagnetic’ computing can provide low-energy AI, researchers show

“Researchers have shown it is possible to perform artificial intelligence using tiny nanomagnets that interact like neurons in the brain. The new method, developed by a team led by Imperial College London researchers, could slash the energy cost of artificial …

Cheaper hydrogen fuel cell could mean better green energy options

“Imperial researchers have developed a hydrogen fuel cell that uses iron instead of rare and costly platinum, enabling greater use of the technology. Hydrogen fuel cells convert hydrogen to electricity with water vapour as the only by-product, making them an …

Cheaper solar cells could be on the way thanks to materials created at Imperial

“New solar cell devices that are cheaper and easier to make could soon make their way to market thanks to materials made at Imperial College London. Traditional solar cells are made from silicon, which has good efficiency and stability, but …

Fastest-ever study of how electrons respond to X-rays performed

“A study of electron dynamics timed to millionths of a billionth of a second reveals the damage radiation can do on a molecular level. The first-of-its kind study used ultrafast X-ray laser pulses to disrupt the electrons in a molecule …

A new platform for controlled design of printed electronics with 2D materials

“Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond. A study, published today in Nature Electronics, led by Imperial College London and Politecnico di Torino researchers …

Understanding how electrons drive chemical reactions

“An Imperial-led team of international researchers has used a special X-ray probe to gain new insights into how electrons behave at the quantum level. Since electrons drive many chemical reactions, the method could lead to a deeper understanding of physics …

New generation of supercapacitors set to electrify green transportation

“Scientists have created a new generation of low-cost, high-energy supercapacitors to power electric vehicles. Researchers from Imperial College London and University College London (UCL) have produced a cheaper, more sustainable and energy-dense electrode material for supercapacitors which could pave the …

New machine learning tool converts 2D material images into 3D structures

“A new algorithm developed at Imperial College London can convert 2D images of composite materials into 3D structures. The machine learning algorithm could help materials scientists and manufacturers to study and improve the design and production of composite materials like …

Layer of nanoparticles could improve LED performance and lifetime

“This is according to a team from Imperial College London and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati who have found a new way to boost the amount of light LEDs produce. They report their innovation in the journal Light …