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Royal Society honours Cambridge scientists

Three Cambridge scientists are among those honoured by the Royal Society this week. Professor Jeremy Baumberg FRS, Department of Physics, received the Rumford Medal “for his outstanding creativity in...

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Watching molecules ‘dance’ in real time

A new method which uses tightly confined light trapped between gold mirrors a billionth of a metre apart to watch molecules ‘dancing’ in real time could help researchers uncover many of the cell...

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Winton Symposium tackles the challenges of a growing population

The third annual Winton Symposium will be held on 29th September at the University’s Cavendish Laboratory. The topic for this year is ‘Global Challenges for Science and Technology’ and will again...

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Simulation method identifies materials for better batteries

The researchers, from the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Chemistry, are devising new methods for understanding the complex interactions that take place within lithium-ion batteries, in...

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Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture

Newly-developed synthetic membranes provide a greener and more energy-efficient method of separating gases, and can remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, potentially...

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Website helps maths and physics school students work it out

School physics students and their teachers can now tackle an interactive library of problems designed to develop their physics and maths problem-solving skills, thanks to isaacphysics.org, the latest...

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BBSRC awards Cambridge £15 million to support next generation of scientists

The awards are part of a £125 million investment by the BBSRC announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable. Mr Cable said: “The UK punches far beyond its weight in science and innovation...

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Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling

Researchers have developed a new method for harvesting the energy carried by particles known as ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, clearing the way for hybrid solar cells...

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Stem cell physical

One of the many mysteries surrounding stem cells is how the constantly regenerating cells in adults, such as those in skin, are able to achieve the delicate balance between self-renewal and...

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Maxwell Centre groundbreaking celebration

Work has begun on a centrepiece building created to pioneer revolutionary “blue skies” research and industrial partnership in the physical sciences. The start of construction on the £26 million...

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Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: closing in on the speed limits

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a class of low-cost, easily-processed semiconducting polymers which, despite their seemingly disorganised internal structure, can transport...

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Lighting up virtual worlds

By taking a branch of mathematics more often associated with astrophysics and applying it to computer gaming, Cambridge researchers have transformed how games are lit, and their spinout company...

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Postdoctoral Fellowships programme for Israeli scientists to pursue research...

The Funding will be provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. As a world-leading university, Cambridge seeks to bring together the most brilliant minds to freely interact, learn and discover. Its...

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Gone in 45 nanoseconds – but a new opportunity for quantum control?

A new study has successfully measured the coherence of electron spin – the period of time in which the particle’s elusive quantum state can be read and manipulated – for an electron trapped in...

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Responsive material could be the ‘golden ticket’ of sensing

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its shape, can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules,...

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Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe

Two teams of astronomers led by researchers at the University of Cambridge have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the Universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how...

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Postdoctoral Fellowships programme for Israeli scientists to pursue research...

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Firing up the proton smasher

While it slept, we were allowed into the tunnels. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had shut down for two years to upgrade following the discovery of the Higgs boson. In the main ring, 175 m...

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Illuminating art’s history

Faced with the prospect of his rapidly approaching nuptials on 29 October 1442, and with no wedding gift purchased for his bride-to-be, Francis I of Brittany (1414–1450) did what many of us have done...

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Low-impact hub generates electrical current from pure plant power

A prototype “green bus shelter” that could eventually generate enough electricity to light itself, has been built by a collaboration of University of Cambridge researchers and eco-companies. The...

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