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First detection of gravitational waves and light produced by colliding...

It could be a scenario from science fiction, but it really happened 130 million years ago -- in the NGC 4993 galaxy in the Hydra constellation, at a time here on Earth when dinosaurs still ruled, and...

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Petals produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find flowers

Latest research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles. These nanostructures scatter...

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Opinion: UK research in troubled political times

The clock is ticking for the UK in terms of research funding from the EU. Horizon 2020, the current framework programme, has provided an increasingly important source of funds for universities in the...

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Scientists write ‘traps’ for light with tiny ink droplets

The printing-based approach, jointly developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, combines high-resolution inkjet printing with nanophotonics – the...

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Global Alliance approves five joint research projects

The Global Alliance was formed in 2016 as a tripartite agreement between University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, and National University of Singapore in order to develop...

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A force to be reckoned with

Think you know what gravity is? Think again. New research is revealing how little we know about this most mysterious of forces. Read the rest of the article from the latest version of CAM, the...

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£85 million gift from the Dolby family to transform Cambridge science

The Dolby family gift is the largest philanthropic donation ever made to UK science, and will support the Cavendish Laboratory, the world-leading centre for physics research where Ray Dolby received...

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“All this cancer talk is new to me, but I do know there isn’t a stage five”

Read more about how clinical researchers, physicists, engineers and social scientists are among those collaborating as part of the Cancer Research UK Early Detection Programme. Kate Gross was just 36...

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Researchers chart the ‘secret’ movement of quantum particles

One of the fundamental ideas of quantum theory is that quantum objects can exist both as a wave and as a particle, and that they don’t exist as one or the other until they are measured. This is the...

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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to...

As the global population increases, so too does energy demand. The threat of climate change means that there is an urgent need to find cleaner, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels that do not...

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Astronomers detect ‘whirlpool’ movement in earliest galaxies

An international team led by Dr Renske Smit from the Kavli Institute of Cosmology at the University of Cambridge used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile to open a new...

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Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

An international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge found that the addition of potassium iodide ‘healed’ the defects and immobilised ion movement, which to date have limited the...

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Opinion: how mental health problems can affect early-career researchers

My research focuses on developing devices that can manipulate electrons one at a time. I also happen to have long gaps on my CV that take some creativity to explain in job interviews. This is because...

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Plastic crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

The researchers, whose work appears in the journal Science, say their findings could be a “game changer” by allowing the energy from sunlight absorbed in these materials to be captured and used more...

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DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say their lipid-scrambling DNA enzyme is the first to outperform naturally occurring enzymes – and does so...

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£85 million gift from the Dolby family to transform Cambridge science

The Dolby family gift is the largest philanthropic donation ever made to UK science, and will support the Cavendish Laboratory, the world-leading centre for physics research where Ray Dolby received...

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“All this cancer talk is new to me, but I do know there isn’t a stage five”

Read more about how clinical researchers, physicists, engineers and social scientists are among those collaborating as part of the Cancer Research UK Early Detection Programme. Kate Gross was just 36...

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Researchers chart the ‘secret’ movement of quantum particles

One of the fundamental ideas of quantum theory is that quantum objects can exist both as a wave and as a particle, and that they don’t exist as one or the other until they are measured. This is the...

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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to...

As the global population increases, so too does energy demand. The threat of climate change means that there is an urgent need to find cleaner, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels that do not...

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Astronomers detect ‘whirlpool’ movement in earliest galaxies

An international team led by Dr Renske Smit from the Kavli Institute of Cosmology at the University of Cambridge used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile to open a new...

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