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Alumni Jonathan Bassett and Sam Cocks are working on solar powered home-lighting systems in India

10 Feb 2014

Alumni Jonathan Bassett and Sam Cocks are working for SELCO Foundation providing solar powered lighting systems for people in unelectrified or under-electrified regions in India.

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Silicon (here shown in grey) is a promising next-generation anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Lifting the lid on silicon batteries

05 Feb 2014

Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with lithium could accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation high capacity batteries.

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This is My Cambridge

04 Feb 2014

Engineering student Bryn Pickering, from Bangor, is one of the stars of My Cambridge, a new film designed to show what life at the University of Cambridge is really like.

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Mr Barzun the US Ambassador  to the UK (left) at the IfM

US Ambassador visits the Department's Institute for Manufacturing

03 Feb 2014

Matthew Barzun, the US Ambassador to the UK, visited the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and was impressed by cutting-edge technology.

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Young Engineering Consultant of the Year: Alumnus Tom Wilcock

27 Jan 2014

Alumnus Tom Wilcock 29 has been named Young Consultant of the Year 2013 by New Civil Engineer and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering.

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Near error-free wireless detection made possible

24 Jan 2014

A new long-range wireless tag detection system can pinpoint items with near 100 per cent accuracy over a much wider range than current systems.

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Smart tunnel complete

The Making of a Smart Tunnel: measuring tunnelling history for the first time

23 Jan 2014

CSIC's instrumentation is set to demonstrate the behaviour of a cast iron tunnel to a scale that has never been done before using ground breaking technologies.

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The speakers, the chairs and the sponsor of the telescope

400th Anniversary of Japan-British Relations

23 Jan 2014

A custom-made British telescope is a gift to the Japanese nation in place of the lost telescope sent by King James I as a rare gift to the Shogunate of Japan exactly 400 years ago.

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Rick Mitchell, Pieter Knook, Sam Beale

Inspiring research through industrial collaboration

22 Jan 2014

The Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, has created a new post of Visiting Professor of Innovation.

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Hugh Hunt advises on record Speed attempt

21 Jan 2014

Motorcycle racer Guy Martin turned to the Department of Engineering for expert help in making his new Channel 4 television series, Speed.

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