Department of Engineering

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Professor Sir David MacKay 1967–2016

26 Apr 2016

We are saddened by the loss of Professor Sir David MacKay, who lost his battle against stomach cancer on Thursday 14th April 2016. He was 48 years old.

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Making a chatty robot

22 Apr 2016

How can we make voice interfaces with computers sound more natural?

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Blast furnace #5, Port Talbot Steelworks

UK steel can survive if it transforms itself, say researchers

18 Apr 2016

A new report from the University of Cambridge claims that British steel could be saved, if the industry is willing to transform itself. 

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Materials innovation with Professor Julian Allwood

15 Apr 2016

How can we make high-quality recycled steel? 

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A computer generated image from a medical Computed Tomography X-ray (CT) data set of the hips by Dr Graham Treece

Biomedical Engineering new perspectives for clinical solutions

13 Apr 2016

Biomedical Engineering brings together engineers and clinicians to improve clinical tools with engineering research, techniques and innovation to the field of clinical medicine.

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Student projects find a home as new Oatley Garage opens

08 Apr 2016

A generous donation from the Oatley family has provided for a dedicated space for student projects including Full Blue Racing and Cambridge University Eco Racing.

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Laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography

05 Apr 2016

A new method of implementing an ‘unbreakable’ quantum cryptographic system is able to transmit information at rates more than ten times faster than previous attempts. 

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Science behind remarkable new Wall of Death motorcycle world record

01 Apr 2016

The Wall of Death has been the most enigmatic dare-devil motorbike stunt for more than 100 years. 

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Think small: diminishing returns in neuroscience

31 Mar 2016

Cambridge researchers are studying what makes a brain efficient and how that affects behaviour in insects – including in the aptly named killer fly.

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Wasp wing

Lattice-based structures – looking to nature to enhance materials strength

22 Mar 2016

Professor Norman Fleck has received a €2.5 million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to advance his engineering work on advanced structural materials. 

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