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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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Secret to treating ‘Achilles’ heel’ of alternatives to silicon solar panels...

The researchers used a combination of techniques to mimic the process of aging under sunlight and observe changes in the materials at the nanoscale, helping them gain new insights into the materials,...

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

Leaders in fields from chemistry to cancer research and computing are among the Cambridge academics recognised today.

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‘Fruitcake’ structure observed in organic polymers

The field of organic electronics has benefited from the discovery of new semiconducting polymers with molecular backbones that are resilient to twists and bends, meaning they can transport charge even...

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No signs (yet) of life on Venus

Researchers from the University of Cambridge used a combination of biochemistry and atmospheric chemistry to test the ‘life in the clouds’ hypothesis, which astronomers have speculated about for...

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Professor Suchitra Sebastian to receive the Schmidt Science Polymaths Award

Professor Suchitra Sebastian from Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory has been awarded the Schmidt Science Polymaths award. Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt,...

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