Department of Engineering

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Opening of new Civil Engineering Building to make ‘significant contribution’ to UK infrastructure research

24 Sep 2019

A new multimillion pound collaborative space for the civil engineering industry to work alongside leading researchers from the University of Cambridge will officially open today.

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University Enterprise Zone aims to drive innovation across Cambridge

23 Sep 2019

Cambridge is to establish a University Enterprise Zone as part of a new government initiative announced by Universities Minister Chris Skidmore.

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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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