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Colour-changing magnifying glass gives clear view of infrared light

Detecting light beyond the visible red range of our eyes is hard to do, because infrared light carries so little energy compared to ambient heat at room temperature. This obscures infrared light...

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Could acid-neutralising life-forms make habitable pockets in Venus’ clouds?

It’s hard to imagine a more inhospitable world than our closest planetary neighbour. With an atmosphere thick with carbon dioxide, and a surface hot enough to melt lead, Venus is a scorched and...

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Templating approach stabilises ‘ideal’ material for alternative solar cells

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used an organic molecule as a ‘template’ to guide perovskite films into the desired phase as they form. Their results are reported in the journal...

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Cambridge launches new Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe

The Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe will bring together an international team of scientists and philosophers, led by 2019 Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Queloz. Thanks to simultaneous...

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Historic buildings could use solar panels to protect from rising energy costs

Researchers have carried out a feasibility study and found that installing solar panels on the Grade I listed Bath Abbey could save around 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, significantly reducing...

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Two-dimensional material could store quantum information at room temperature

Quantum memory is a major building block to be addressed in the building of a quantum internet, where quantum information is securely stored and sent via photons, or particles of light. Researchers...

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Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Cambridge received the most awards of any UK institution, alongside University College London, which also received five awards. The Cambridge winners are among 313 winners of the latest round of...

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Supermassive black holes put a brake on stellar births

Star formation in galaxies has long been a focal point of astronomy research. Decades of successful observations and theoretical modelling resulted in our good understanding of how gas collapses to...

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Existing infrastructure will be unable to support demand for high-speed internet

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge and BT, have established the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted through existing copper cables. This limit would allow for faster internet...

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Immune cell characteristics mapped across multiple tissues

The research, from the University of Cambridge, Wellcome Sanger Institute, and collaborators, has created an open-access atlas of the immune cells in the human body and focuses on those found within...

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