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Cambridge engineers are going for gold at Tokyo 2020

22 May 2019

Professor Tony Purnell discusses Cambridge's contribution to Olympic success, the future of cycling in the city and the wider potential of their findings from the track.

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New research set to boost construction sector sustainability and productivity

20 May 2019

A new collaborative research project involving Cambridge engineers aims to improve the sustainability and productivity of the construction sector.

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The AI researcher with a varied career

16 May 2019

Find out about how Dr Kate Knill went from an underwater defence firm to working in AI for Toshiba.

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Prestigious fellowship will make machines powered by artificial muscles a reality

15 May 2019

Dr John Biggins, Lecturer in Applied Mechanics, has been announced a recipient of the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) first Future Leaders Fellowship.

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Does a bigger brain make you smarter?

13 May 2019

Increasing the size of neural circuits in the brain can boost learning performance, but this increased connectivity also has the potential to impede learning, new research has revealed.

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Skilling up, smart 

10 May 2019

Businesses need the skills to adapt to new technologies, such as 3D printing, but when they emerge fast and change quickly, how do workforces plan for the future? 

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Young researcher selected to attend 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

09 May 2019

Dr Jingyuan Xu will join a cohort of the most qualified young scientists from around the world at the prestigious 69 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, in June 2019.

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Cambridge team win soft robotics manipulation challenge

07 May 2019

Engineering PhD students Josie Hughes and Kieran Gilday have won an international soft robotics manipulation challenge with their robot CambridgeARM. 

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A new information engineering course with autonomous driving at its heart

02 May 2019

The Department of Engineering has launched a new information engineering course for second year undergraduate students with a focus on autonomous driving.

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Alumni stories: carving a career in engineering in the 1950s

01 May 2019

Alumna Ann Roberts (née Wilkinson) shares her memories of being an engineering student at Cambridge during the 1950s. 

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