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Sensor inspired by acoustic properties of spider silk unveiled by Cambridge bioengineers

12 Aug 2020

A bio-inspired acoustic sensor that ‘feels’ its environment in a similar way to how a spider feels acoustic vibrations in its web, can successfully convert sound into power.

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Electric roads will help cut UK road freight emissions, report says

11 Aug 2020

Electrification of 7,500km of the UK’s major road network would enable most lorries to be powered by overhead charging cables, resulting in dramatically reduced carbon emissions.

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Department spin-out company leads €10.3 million project to help shape the future of power electronics

10 Aug 2020

Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd (CGD) will lead a €10.3 million project dedicated to the design and development of the most energy-efficient next-generation Gallium nitride (GaN) power modules.

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Professors among the 2020 Royal Society medal and award winners

04 Aug 2020

Professor Daniel Wolpert and Professor Zoubin Ghahramani have been announced the winners of two separate awards by the Royal Society.

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£1.2 million awarded to establish Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation

04 Aug 2020

A grant from Research England will support a new Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI), based at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).

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Dr. Barnali Ghosh

Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor - Dr Barnali Ghosh

30 Jul 2020

Alumna Dr Barnali Ghosh, Technical Director at Mott MacDonald has been named a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering.

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Nuclear energy PhD researcher awarded an IET scholarship

29 Jul 2020

PhD student Una Davies has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of £2,500 from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in recognition of outstanding research in nuclear energy.

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The new ventilator sharing device

Engineers develop a ventilator sharing device

27 Jul 2020

A new ventilator sharing device is being tested by engineers at the Institute for Manufacturing and anaesthetists at the Royal Papworth Hospital.

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AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

23 Jul 2020

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of pathogens on surfaces.

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Analysis of marijuana smoke reveals more than 100 toxic chemicals in just one puff

22 Jul 2020

A Cambridge study into the chemical composition of marijuana smoke has revealed that a single puff contains more than 100 toxic chemicals.

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