Department of Engineering

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Set your clock to ‘British green time’

05 Nov 2007

Turning the clocks back each autumn has generated millions of tonnes of carbon emissions as well as increasing electricity costs during GMT months.

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New technology improves the reliability of wind turbines

29 Oct 2007

The world's first commercial Brushless Doubly-Fed Generator (BDFG) is to be installed on a 20kW turbine at or close to the Department's Electrical Engineering Division Building by early 2008.

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The Chancellor with Professor Dame Alison Richard, Professor Malcolm Bolton, and Professor Robert Mair

The Chancellor, His Royal Highness Prince Philip visits the Schofield Centre

22 Oct 2007

The Chancellor, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard, visited the Schofield Centre in October 2007.

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The researchers receiving the award

Cambridge researchers scoop breast cancer prize

17 Oct 2007

Dr Charlotte Coles and Miss Jenny Wilkinson accepted Breast Cancer Campaign's 'Research Team of the Year 2007' award.

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Engineering for a low carbon future: a new cross-divisional seminar series

15 Oct 2007

The 4th IPCC report published this February has firmly established the link between human activity and global warming.

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Nuna 3 - the Team Nuon car

Cambridge University to compete in World Solar Challenge

08 Oct 2007

A multi-disciplinary group of Cambridge University students have formed Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) with the aim of competing in the 2009 World Solar Challenge.

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Alex Ridge, Simon Calcutt, Sunil Shah, Paul Esparon (Team Captain), Oliver Hughes, Richard Mathie, Andy Pritchard

Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge - Europe

01 Oct 2007

The Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge - Europe (SAUC-E) is a competition for students from across Europe to design and build Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV).

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A new way of bridging the gap between A-level and university

Bridging the gap before term starts

24 Sep 2007

A new way of bridging the gap between A-level and university is being pioneered by the Department of Engineering.

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Professor Andrew C. Palmer

Professor Palmer receives honorary doctor of science degree

17 Sep 2007

Professor Andrew C. Palmer, an Emeritus Professor of the Department, has received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 114th Commencement.

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9/11 WTC Photo

9/11 "conspiracy" theories challenged by Cambridge research

11 Sep 2007

A new mathematical analysis of the collapse of the World Trade Centre has been published by a Cambridge University academic.

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