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Blake’s Gibbs Lecture: Machines That See, Powered by Probability

20 Feb 2014

Cambridge Engineering alumnus and Microsoft Research Cambridge Laboratory Director, Professor Andrew Blake, gave the prestigious American Mathematical Society Gibbs Lecture.

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Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering

17 Feb 2014

This year's photography competition, open to all staff and students in the Department, is sponsored by ZEISS.

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Lecture honour for Professor Soga

14 Feb 2014

Professor Kenichi Soga was invited by the Council of the Italian Geotechnical Association (AGI) to deliver the annual Croce Lecture at the Italian National Research Council in Rome.

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Professor Mair appointed Chair of the Department for Transport's Science Advisory Council

13 Feb 2014

Professor Robert Mair CBE, FREng, FRS has been appointed Chairman of the Department for Transport's Science Advisory Council.

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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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