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Explore life in the Universe with new postgraduate programme

A new postgraduate programme will train researchers to understand life's origins, search for habitable planets and consider the most profound question of all: are we alone?

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Cambridge and Boeing celebrate a 20-year partnership

Over the last two decades, the two organisations have worked together on a wide range of topics such as transitioning the aviation sector to net zero, developing electric and hybrid-electric...

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Simulations of ‘backwards time travel’ can improve scientific experiments

If gamblers, investors and quantum experimentalists could bend the arrow of time, their advantage would be significantly higher, leading to significantly better outcomes.  Researchers at the University...

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Four Cambridge researchers awarded consolidator grants from the European...

The grants are part of the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme. They are given to excellent scientists and scholars at the career stage to support them to pursue their most promising scientific...

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Diamonds and rust help unveil ‘impossible’ quasi-particles

Researchers led by the University of Cambridge used a technique known as diamond quantum sensing to observe swirling textures and faint magnetic signals on the surface of hematite, a type of iron...

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Mysterious missing component in the clouds of Venus revealed

What are the clouds of Venus made of? Scientists know they are mainly made of sulfuric acid droplets, with some water, chlorine, and iron. Their concentrations vary with height in the thick and hostile...

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Accelerating how new drugs are made with machine learning

Predicting how molecules will react is vital for the discovery and manufacture of new pharmaceuticals, but historically this has been a trial-and-error process, and the reactions often fail. To predict...

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Astronomers detect oldest black hole ever observed

The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to detect the black hole, which dates from 400 million years after the big bang, more...

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