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News stories archive - 2016

News stories archive - 2016

Construction in Aluminum by Kenneth Martin

Department's sculpture awarded protected status

27 Jan 2016

A 1967 sculpture at the Department of Engineering is among 41 post-war public sculptures listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. 

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Yu Jia installing the energy harvester at the Forth Road Bridge

New vibration energy harvester powers up on Forth Road Bridge

25 Jan 2016

An energy harvester developed by the Department of Engineering's Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) has been tested on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland.

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Nanotech research fellow amasses honours

22 Jan 2016

Dr Matt Cole, Oppenheimer Research Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, has made significant achievements in research, industry, teaching and outreach. 

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Dr. Jack Alexander-Webber, Elsevier Early Career Researcher Award

Junior Research Fellow wins Elsevier Early Career Researcher Award

20 Jan 2016

Junior Research Fellow Jack Alexander-Webber wins an Elsevier Early Career Researcher Award.

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Dyson Centre celebrates launch with open day for students

19 Jan 2016

The Department of Engineering’s Dyson Centre for Engineering Design celebrated its opening with a day of demonstrations, experiments and other activities. 

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Engineering students at the Crossrail Liverpool Street station and tunnels site

Students visit Crossrail Liverpool Street station and tunnels site

13 Jan 2016

A group of fourth year undergraduate engineering students recently visited the Crossrail Liverpool Street station and tunnels site in London.

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New origami-like material may help prevent brain injuries in sport

11 Jan 2016

Researchers are developing the next generation of advanced materials for use in sport and military applications with the goal of preventing brain injuries. 

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Opinion: How we built a robot that can evolve – and why it won’t take over the world

07 Jan 2016

Dr Fumiya Iida discusses the "mother" robot he has built with his colleagues, and why reacting to developments in robotics with undue fear could stifle research and creativity.

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Cambridge academics honoured over the New Year

06 Jan 2016

Members of the Department of Engineering have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society.

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New smartphone-based system teaches machines to see

05 Jan 2016

Department of Engineering researchers are using deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings.

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