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Professor Polina Bayvel: UCL Consultants Award 2013 [URL hyperlink to video file]
UCL Consultants Award 2013 awarded to Professor Polina Bayvel at the 2013 UCL Awards for Enterprise.

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SnapScope: UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2012 [URL hyperlink to video file]
UCL Bright Ideas Awards 2012 - SnapScope

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Ulexite
Ulexite is a naturally occurring mineral with an unusual optical property. The internal fibrous structure of the rock act as naturally occurring optical fibres, transmitting light along their lengths by internal reflection. When a piece of ulexite is cut perpendicular to the orientation of the fibres and polished, it will display an image of whatever surface is adjacent to its other side. This optical property is common for synthetic fibres, but not in minerals. This strange behaviour makes the surface of the rock appear like a screen with the image of what is beneath the rock, projected onto the surface, giving rise to the material’s nick name of ‘TV rock’. Explore ulexite on the Institute of Making website: https://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/materials-library/material/ulexite.

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