Department of Engineering

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Planes ready for take-off in fraction of the time

28 Sep 2008

A new project which could help slash airport delays by reducing snarl-ups in the chain of operations that prepare an aircraft for its next flight is being launched by Cambridge University.

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A hand signal pauses the new TV

Control your TV simply by waving your arm

25 Sep 2008

Consumers will soon be able to control their TV screens or home entertainment systems simply by waving their hand

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From left: Dr Dick Fenner, Olivia Thorne, Gavin McFarland

Dr Dick Fenner and two former students win RA Carr Prize from Institution of Civil Engineers

22 Sep 2008

The award was granted following the success of their paper entitled “A case-based reasoning approach for managing sewerage assets”.

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Dr Julian Allwood

Dr Julian Allwood awarded EPSRC Leadership Fellowship

15 Sep 2008

Dr Julian Allwood has been awarded an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship for his work to reduce global carbon emissions.

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Tabassum Jafri, PhD student and Dr Melinda Lyons

Medical jargon 'may harm patients'

08 Sep 2008

Much of the Latin and Greek medical jargon that makes up the exclusive language of doctors should be abandoned because it could be harming patients.

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Tom James

Engineering alumni shine at Beijing Olympics

01 Sep 2008

Three medals for Department of Engineering alumni.

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Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren at the Spanish Grand Prix 2005

Professor Malcolm Smith's inerter raced in Formula One

19 Aug 2008

Professor Malcolm Smith's "inerter" device and concept has been deployed in Formula One racing.

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Braun record player Dieter Rams Vintage

Engineering Design Centre paper is a leading Design journal's most downloaded paper over 7 years

18 Aug 2008

Paper by students from the Department's Engineering Design Centre (EDC) is most downloaded paper from Design Studies' website over the last seven years

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Sport, Ethics and Engineering of the Olympic Games

11 Aug 2008

Lecture for school children entitled 'Sport, Ethics and Engineering of the Olympic Games' takes place at the Department of Engineering.

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Engineering students race off to Germany

06 Aug 2008

Students from the Department to compete at Formula Student Germany 2008

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