Department of Engineering

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Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and free up roads – but not soon enough

18 Sep 2019

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, writes for The Conversation on the future of flying cars.

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Cambridge and Nanjing break ground on 'smart cities' Centre

16 Sep 2019

The University of Cambridge and the Nanjing Municipal Government have broken ground on the Cambridge University-Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation.

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New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivalled viewing experience

13 Sep 2019

Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3D viewing experience, without the side effects of nausea or eyestrain.

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A new postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Engineering to be funded by Tencent

10 Sep 2019

Technology giant Tencent has made a generous gift to fund a new five-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Engineering.

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Outstanding student contribution to education

09 Sep 2019

PhD student Eva Agapaki has been Highly Commended in the University’s new Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards (OSCEAs).

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Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism

05 Sep 2019

This ultra-miniaturised device could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera.

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The wall-climbing robot inspired by a leech

02 Sep 2019

A soft and flexible leech-shaped robot that can climb vertical walls has been developed as part of a collaborative research project.

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Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

27 Aug 2019

The human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.

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Universities and school children combine art and engineering to smash world record

21 Aug 2019

The world record for the number of people playing the same piano at the same time has been broken by 88 primary school children, as part of a project thought up by Cambridge engineers.

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Cambridge University Eco Racing unveils four-seater electric car

20 Aug 2019

An undergraduate team have collaborated with top UK automotive companies and experts to develop and manufacture ‘Helia’ – a new solar-powered electric vehicle.

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