Department of Engineering

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Outstanding student contribution to education

09 Sep 2019

PhD student Eva Agapaki has been Highly Commended in the University’s new Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards (OSCEAs).

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Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism

05 Sep 2019

This ultra-miniaturised device could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera.

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The wall-climbing robot inspired by a leech

02 Sep 2019

A soft and flexible leech-shaped robot that can climb vertical walls has been developed as part of a collaborative research project.

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Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

27 Aug 2019

The human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.

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Universities and school children combine art and engineering to smash world record

21 Aug 2019

The world record for the number of people playing the same piano at the same time has been broken by 88 primary school children, as part of a project thought up by Cambridge engineers.

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Cambridge researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use

20 Aug 2019

Cambridge engineers are working on a powerful new 3D head-up display to project real-time safety information in front of the driver.

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Cambridge University Eco Racing unveils four-seater electric car

20 Aug 2019

An undergraduate team have collaborated with top UK automotive companies and experts to develop and manufacture ‘Helia’ – a new solar-powered electric vehicle.

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Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

14 Aug 2019

Washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by Cambridge researchers.

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Institute for Manufacturing Design Show 2019

12 Aug 2019

In the first year of the two-year Manufacturing Engineering Tripos course, teams of students complete a major design project to develop a new product with real business potential.

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Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

07 Aug 2019

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.

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