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News stories archive - 2013

News stories archive - 2013

The Serpentine Pavilion

Alumna Harriet Eldred wins Young Structural Engineer of the Year Award 2013

14 Nov 2013

Harriet Eldred has been awarded the prestigious Young Structural Engineer of the Year Award 2013 by the Institution of Structural Engineers for her work on this year's Serpentine Pavilion.

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Anti-fraud lasers and inks for transparent electronics

11 Nov 2013

Two prototypes have been unveiled by researchers in the Department of Engineering.

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Members of the OpenLab tools initiative

Open-source through the lens of a microscope

07 Nov 2013

A low-cost professional microscope based on open-source technologies has been developed by a group of engineers at the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering.

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From left: Howard Dickel; Dr Joy Goodman-Deane; Dr Mike Hollier; Dr Anna Mieczakowski; Professor John Clarkson

EDC launches two new UK and US public reports on Conversations, Conferencing and Collaboration

06 Nov 2013

Dr Anna Mieczakowski, Dr Joy Goodman-Deane, Mr Jeff Patmore and Professor John Clarkson from the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) launched two new UK and US public reports.

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Petros Giannaros, Dr Antonis Kanellopoulos, Tanvir Qureshi and Chrysoula Litina.

Self-healing concrete 'most likely to change the world'

04 Nov 2013

A project that aims to create construction materials with an in-built self-healing system was voted the most likely research to have the biggest global impact.

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Training at CSIC, lectures and workshops to understand the application of fibre optic strain sensing

Taking the strain in the 21st century: inaugural CSIC training course for industry

28 Oct 2013

Costain engineers and managers attend training at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) on fibre optic strain sensing.

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Tea kettle whistle

How the kettle got its whistle

24 Oct 2013

Researchers have finally worked out where the noise that makes kettles whistle actually comes from – a problem which has puzzled scientists for more than 100 years.

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Lunch atop a Lego crane

How do you solve an Engineering interview?:

23 Oct 2013

Goats, game show hosts, eyeballs and pirates are going to help the next generation of engineers win places at leading universities, thanks to a new website:

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Graphene Flagship

Graphene flagship sets sail

21 Oct 2013

The Graphene Flagship – one of Europe’s first ten-year, €1 billion flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies – has been launched.

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Diffraction Sun 3

Inspiring images: Engineering captured on camera

16 Oct 2013

From rainbow coloured liquid-crystal molecules, to tunnels deep under the ground: view some of this year's University of Cambridge Department of Engineering photo competition.

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