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Eco Innovation
18th May 2023
Cross-border cooperation and regulatory stability: key to accelerating renewable electricity storage

On the eve of the G7 summit in Japan, a report from new international business group the Corporate Leaders Network (CLN) highlights the vital role of storage in unlocking clean energy’s full potential and suggests cross-border cooperation as a vital catalyst to pool power and share storage options, and highlights the need for regulatory certainty.

Eco Innovation
17th March 2023
Net Zero could cost Americans more than $50 trillion

An eminent researcher has warned that any attempt to decarbonise the US economy by 2050 is doomed to failure.

3D Printing
17th August 2022
Intelligent 3D printers can detect and correct errors

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other machines.

23rd May 2022
Battery-like device captures CO2 while it charges

Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.

22nd July 2020
New ventilator sharing device for COVID-19 patients

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, responded to a request from clinicians at Royal Papworth Hospital to develop a device that, if needed in an emergency, could be attached to a ventilator to enable two COVID patients to receive tailored respiratory support.

Events News
30th January 2020
What should the ethics of artificial intelligence be?

How are the ethics of artificial intelligence shaping our world? Can these ‘thinking machines’ be taught to be more human? Is it safe to use AI in automated diagnosis in medicine? And what are the ethical considerations of these developments? 

5th November 2019
Student and F1 collaboration creates energy efficient cars

A team of undergraduate students enlisted the support of Formula 1 engineering experts and a global tyre company to design and build a four-seat solar powered electric car which can travel from London to the Scottish Highlands at a speed of 50mph on the same power it takes to boil a kettle.

6th September 2018
Electronic device implanted in the brain could stop seizures

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM in France, implanted the device into the brains of mice, and when the first signals of a seizure were detected, delivered a native brain chemical which stopped the seizure ...

22nd June 2018
3D imaging analysis technique could improve arthritis treatment

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge. The technique, which detects tiny changes in arthritic joints, could enable greater understanding of how osteoarthritis develops and allow the effectiveness of new treatments to be assessed more accur...

Artificial Intelligence
21st February 2018
Report warns of the malicious use of AI in the coming decade

Twenty-six experts on the security implications of emerging technologies have jointly authored a report sounding the alarm about the potential malicious use of AI by rogue states, criminals, and terrorists. Forecasting rapid growth in cyber-crime and the misuse of drones during the next decade, the report is a clarion call for governments and corporations worldwide to address the clear and present danger inherent in the myriad applications o...

Component Management
20th February 2018
Coloured bacteria could develop paints and coatings

  Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colours in nature. The paper, published in the journal PNAS, is the first study of the genetics of structural colour - as seen in butterfly wings and peacock feathers - and paves the way for genetic research in a variety of structurally coloured organisms.

Aerospace & Defence
1st February 2018
Zero gravity graphene could prove useful in space

In a series of experiments, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene’s application in space. Working as part of a collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre tested graphene in microgravity conditions for the first time while aboard a parabolic flight – often referred to as the ‘vomit comet’. The experiments they con...

11th January 2018
Harnessing the power of algae for greener fuel cells

  A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Test & Measurement
5th January 2018
Brain imaging explains spread of key protein in Alzheimer’s

Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer’s disease – and hence that blocking its spread may prevent the disease from taking hold. An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a disease whose symptoms include memory problems, changes in behaviour and progressiv...

2nd January 2018
Technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ

A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. In recent years, there has been a concerted effort among scientists to map the connections in the brain – the so-called ‘connectome’ – and to understand how this relates to human behav...

Aerospace & Defence
20th December 2017
Pulsars could hide planets hosting alien life

It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars - spinning neutron stars that emit short, quick pulses of radiation. According to research, such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that converts the deadly x-rays and high energy particles of the pulsar into heat. The results, from astronomers at the University of Cambridge and Leiden University, are reported in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

29th November 2017
'Getting in sync' with your baby

Making eye contact with an infant makes adults’ and babies’ brainwaves ‘get in sync’ with each other – which is likely to support communication and learning – according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also ...

16th November 2017
Tiny liver tumours created in a dish for the first time

Scientists have created mini biological models of human primary liver cancers, known as organoids, in the lab for the first time. In a paper published in Nature Medicine, the tiny laboratory models of tumours were used to identify a new drug that could potentially treat certain types of liver cancer. Primary liver cancer is the second most lethal cancer worldwide.

8th November 2017
Impressive cognitive ability might make you feel sheepish

Sheep can be trained to recognise human faces from photographic portraits – and can even identify the picture of their handler without prior training – according to new research from scientists at the University of Cambridge. The study, published in the journal Royal Society: Open Science, is part a series of tests given to the sheep to monitor their cognitive abilities.

31st October 2017
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis viewed two million times

After being made accessible via the University of Cambridge’s Open Access repository, Apollo, Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis, Properties of expanding universes, has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world. The 1966 doctoral thesis by the world’s most recognisable scientist is the most requested item in Apollo with the catalogue record alone attracting hundreds of views per month. In just the past few ...

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