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Women in STEM: Holly Pacey

My ambition to have a career in physics research began when I was at school. I grew up in Nottingham, where my Dad was the main homemaker and worked from home; and my Mum worked in a hospital...

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Women in STEM: Dr Anita Faul

I think the most fun I’ve probably had at work was when I programmed a movable camera to follow me around the room. I’m a mathematician by training and now work as a Teaching Associate in Scientific...

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Colour-changing artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by nanomachines

The material, developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is made of tiny particles of gold coated in a polymer shell, and then squeezed into microdroplets of water in oil. When exposed...

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Women in STEM: Verity Allan

I came to Cambridge from a town in the Midlands to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. My parents were the first in their families to go to university, and I was the first in my extended family to...

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AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that an algorithm can predict the outcomes of complex chemical reactions with over 90% accuracy, outperforming trained chemists. The algorithm also shows...

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Young leaders from UK and Latin America tackle future at Shaping Horizons

They will explore how emerging technologies like those underpinning genomics, AI, clean energy, and smart cities can be used and regulated to create a more equitable and sustainable global community...

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Cambridge vs climate change | Vice-Chancellor's blog

In July this year, staff at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden registered the United Kingdom’s highest ever temperature: 38.7° C. Temperatures in the glasshouses rose to an unbearable 45° C. It...

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Quantum state of single electrons controlled by ‘surfing’ on sound waves

The international team, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, sent high-frequency sound waves across a modified semiconductor device to direct the behaviour of a single electron,...

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‘Messy’ production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

Scientists at the University of Cambridge studying perovskite materials for next-generation solar cells and flexible LEDs have discovered that they can be more efficient when their chemical...

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Hitachi and Cambridge renew 30 year research partnership

The relationship will build on the 30-year partnership established with the University through the Cavendish Laboratory, home of the University’s Department of Physics, and will pursue deep science...

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Cambridge Zero

Shorthand Story:  oPb38dDp9r Shorthand Story Head:  Cambridge Zero */ Shorthand Story Body:  Menu Clean energy Climate change policy Sustainable finance Reasons to be optimistic Snapshot: the...

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UK researchers awarded £30m for global science project to better understand...

The University of Cambridge will provide essential contributions to the DUNE experiment, a global science project that brings the scientific community together to work on trying to answer some of the...

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Women in STEM: Angela Harper

I would like to see the future renewable energy frontiers led by women. I hope I will be one of these women, along with the many other female scientists who are paving the way towards a greener...

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The 'P' word

Shorthand Story:  YRmU4AanZX Shorthand Story Head:  The 'P' word Shorthand Story Body:  The 'P' word It's time for blue-sky thinking plus practical measures in the battle to reduce plastic waste. By...

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Watching magnetic nano ‘tornadoes’ in 3D

The team, from the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow in the UK and ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, used their technique to observe how the magnetisation behaves, the...

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Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational...

The researchers, led by the University of Edinburgh, with colleagues from Cambridge, London, Slovenia and China, used a combination of theoretical and experimental methods to develop a strategy to...

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Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

One hundred and eighty-five senior scientists from across Europe were awarded grants in today’s announcement, representing a total of €450 million in research funding. The UK has 34 grantees in this...

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AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

The researchers, from Cambridge and Newcastle Universities, have designed a new way to monitor batteries by sending electrical pulses into them and measuring the response. The measurements are then...

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New app collects the sounds of COVID-19

The COVID-19 Sounds App is now available as a web app for Chrome and Firefox browsers. Versions for Android and iOS will be available soon. As COVID-19 is a respiratory condition, the sounds made by...

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Shedding light on dark traps

A multi-institutional collaboration, co-led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has identified the source of...

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