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Engineering-related talks and activities feature at Cambridge Science Festival

05 Mar 2018

Engaging talks and hands-on activities, tours and workshops aim to lift the lid on the world of science, engineering, and technology at the 2018 Cambridge Science Festival.

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Microsoft Prize for tool that aims to improve internet browsing for the visually impaired

01 Mar 2018

A Cambridge student working on a prize-winning computer plugin for the visually impaired is asking for feedback from potential users to help further its development.

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Alumni Stories: Becoming Wind Pioneers

01 Mar 2018

Alumnus Jerry Randall is a specialist wind engineer with a wealth of experience working on wind farm projects across South and Southeast Asia.

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Alumna’s potential recognised by New Civil Engineer and the Institution of Civil Engineers

27 Feb 2018

Alumna Charlotte Murphy (Girton, 2016) has been named New Civil Engineer Consultant Graduate of the Year 2017.

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Self-assembling peptides and the fight against obesity and diabetes

22 Feb 2018

A collaboration between the Department’s Nanoscience Centre and MedImmune is taking great strides towards safer and more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. 

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Zero gravity graphene promises success in space

21 Feb 2018

In a series of exciting experiments, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene’s application in space.
 

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Improving the shopping experience on mobiles

19 Feb 2018

Shopping on mobiles could become easier thanks to a new global standard for product images.

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Fibrils of the peptide hormone Oxyntomodulin, with diameters ranging from ~6 to 40 nm

Nature paper wins 2017 Global Excellence Award

12 Feb 2018

A Nature Communications paper entitled “Controlling the bioactivity of a peptide hormone in vivo by reversible self-assembly” has won the Medimmune 2017 Global Excellence Award

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Royal Institution announces Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng as its new Director

12 Feb 2018

The Royal Institution of Great Britain (Ri), home of the world famous Christmas Lectures, has announced the appointment of Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng as its new Director.

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Alumni stories: engineer to master flute maker

30 Jan 2018

Alumnus Rod Cameron (Trinity Hall, 1966) recently made an emotional return to the Department where he once worked and studied, and gifted a generous donation to help fund student projects.

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