Department of Engineering

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The future of intelligence: Cambridge University launches new centre to study AI and the future of humanity

03 Dec 2015

The University of Cambridge is launching a new research centre to explore the opportunities and challenges to humanity from the development of artificial intelligence. 

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Funding boost for infrastructure research at Cambridge

02 Dec 2015

Two new funding initiatives at the University of Cambridge will support the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

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Graphene means business – two-dimensional material moves from the lab to the UK factory floor

30 Nov 2015

A major showcase of companies developing new technologies from graphene and other two-dimensional materials took place at the Department's Cambridge Graphene Centre. 

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Head-Up Display (HUD) projects key driving information onto a small area of the windscreen

Heads up: Cambridge holographic technology adopted by Jaguar Land Rover

26 Nov 2015

A ‘head-up’ display for passenger vehicles developed at Cambridge, the first to incorporate holographic techniques, has been incorporated into Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

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Small but mighty: the manufacturing challenges of nanotechnology

25 Nov 2015

Head of NanoManufacturing at IfM Dr Michaël de Volder explains why manufacturing carbon nanotubes is so difficult – and so important. 

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Dr Hugh Hunt tackles Hitler’s supergun in Channel 4 special

19 Nov 2015

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration for the Department of Engineering, will take viewers on a journey to discover how Hitler’s V-3 supergun was built.

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Play matters! New centre will examine role of playfulness in learning

18 Nov 2015

University of Cambridge and the LEGO Foundation launch new research centre and professorship.

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Taking concrete to the next level

16 Nov 2015

During construction of the James Dyson Building, novel innovations in cement and concrete developed at the Department of Engineering are being field-tested at full scale. 

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‘Blitz spirit’ needed to adapt to climate change, engineer warns

12 Nov 2015

Today's engineers will need drive and determination if they are to respond effectively to climate change, Dr Hugh Hunt told the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Bullet holes and graphene caves: picturing engineering

10 Nov 2015

From a Cambridge guide for robot tourists, to titanium ‘comets’, the winners of the annual Department of Engineering photo competition highlight the variety and beauty of engineering.

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