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Race for astronaut position heats up as Jenni Sidey advances to shortlist

15 Feb 2017

Dr Jenni Sidey is now one of just 72 people competing for two astronaut positions in Canada. 

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Public Engagement with Research Awards

08 Feb 2017

Applications for the 2017 Public Engagement with Research Awards are now open. 

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New "green" fertilizer could contribute to food revolution

06 Feb 2017

A new synthetic fertilizer could help farmers to save money, boost food production and reduce planet-warming emissions, scientists have found after trialing it on rice farms in Sri Lanka

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Honour for pioneers in digital imaging

06 Feb 2017

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was awarded to four pioneers in digital imaging, a group that includes alumnus Michael Tompsett.

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IfM key partner in new £50 million manufacturing research hub

02 Feb 2017

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) is part of a new research hub for transforming the way medicines and other high-value materials are made.

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Construction Information Technology group excels at international conference

01 Feb 2017

Two researchers from the Laing O’Rourke Centre’s CIT group brought home  major awards at the 16th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE).

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Humans. Dolphins. Crows. Chimps. Bonobos. Robots. Welcome to the space of possible minds

30 Jan 2017

Human minds are only one example of mind on earth. So what are those other minds really like? 

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Getting virtual infrastructure models out of the computer and into the workspace

25 Jan 2017

Engineers will soon be able to visualize Building Information Models (BIMs) in full scale at their offices or superimposed on the real structure at construction sites.

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Cardiologists, scientists and engineers gather to discuss new ways to improve assessment and treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

23 Jan 2017

The FAST Assessment and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Workshop was held in Cambridge earlier this month.

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Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens

20 Jan 2017

Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate graphene's innate ability to superconduct. 

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