Department of Engineering

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When sensors make sense

24 Nov 2014

Structural monitoring of infrastructure is crucial but can be valueless unless it is carefully designed and deployed. Dr Phil Catton investigates.

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The art of engineering: images from the frontiers of technology

13 Nov 2014

The winners of this year’s Department of Engineering photo competition.

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Alumni elected to Royal Academy Fellowship

11 Nov 2014

Two distinguished alumni from the Department of Engineering have been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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3D printing laboratory for students

07 Nov 2014

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) has added a new cutting-edge resource to its facilities – its very own 3D printing laboratory.

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Looking at artificial others: mannequins with x-ray vision

03 Nov 2014

The fascinating results of CT scans performed on two mannequins from the 18th and 19th centuries have revealed astounding stories which may impact on the future of clinical practice.

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Transforming text messaging

24 Oct 2014

An Engineering Design Lecturer has revolutionised the way mobile texting is carried out.

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Engineering energy roof: Generating electricity, generating ideas

16 Oct 2014

Faced with a leaky roof, the Department turned a routine maintenance job into an opportunity to generate its own electricity.

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Cambridge fuels drive to design new type of nuclear power station

15 Oct 2014

The University of Cambridge is playing a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station.

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How the bicycle got its spokes

10 Oct 2014

This article by Lucy Jolin originally appeared in the Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM) and documents the engineering behind the bicycle and its evolution.

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Mauro Overend appointed visiting Professor at EPFL

08 Oct 2014

Dr Mauro Overend has been appointed visiting Professor at the Steel Structures Laboratory (ICOM) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL), Switzerland.

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