Department of Engineering

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Darkness sheds light on neural computations

08 Sep 2011

A new study published in the journal 'Science' shows that neural activity recorded in darkness uncovers hallmarks of the internal model.

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Richard Eyre and Rob Brydon

Engineering student appears on 'The Rob Brydon Show'

31 Aug 2011

Department of Engineering and King ’s College student Phil Wang, recently demonstrated his comedic talents on BBC2's ‘The Rob Brydon Show’.

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An automatic, train-mounted ramp to allow disabled users more independent access to the rail service.

Cambridge Manufacturing Engineering Design Show 2011

25 Aug 2011

A group of four Manufacturing Engineering students have come up with a new design for an extreme sports device which could save lives.

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John Clarkson, Anna Mieczakowski, Jeff Patmore and Tanya Goldhaber

Study shows some families have taken steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed by communications technologies

10 Aug 2011

An international study has found that one in three people in the UK has felt overwhelmed by communications technologies, including texting, email and social networking.

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Cambridge University Eco Racing team unveil new car design

18 Jul 2011

Cambridge University’s solar car team, Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER), unveiled its latest car design.

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The first zero-carbon supermarket, in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

Sustainable Buildings in 2030

10 Jul 2011

The 'Sustainable Buildings in 2030' event held at the Department of Engineering recently was a great success.

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Smarter speech technology set to give us smooth-talking gadgets

04 Jul 2011

Voice-activated devices that can interact with people in a natural, intelligent way could soon be available, thanks to a development by researchers.

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Maria Canellas (centre), collecting the award from Michael Portillo (right) and Nicholas Featherstone, Project Director at Laing

Maria Canellas - Construction Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year Award

27 Jun 2011

The Construction Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year Award went to Maria Canellas who is studying Structural and Environmental Engineering, here in the Department.

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Dr Sabesan (right) Dr Crisp (left)

Cambridge engineers net £40,000 in national entrepreneurship prize

22 Jun 2011

A ground breaking radio tagging system which could save airlines and retailers millions of pounds, has won its creators a leading engineering entrepreneurship award.

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Cambridge University Spaceflight student society test parachutes for the ExoMars lander

13 Jun 2011

Students from the Cambridge University Spaceflight team have recently tested parachutes for the ExoMars lander

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