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Novel Thoughts: Karen Yu on George Lucas’ Star Wars

27 Aug 2015

PhD student in the Department of Engineering Karen Yu talks about how the novelisation of Star Wars sparked her interest in lasers and nanoscale manufacturing.

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Southern exposure – building in Brazil

21 Aug 2015

In this piece adapted from The Cambridge Engineer, Jonny Waller (MEng) writes about his experiences over the course of a summer in Brazil working with the EcoHouse Society.

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Health costs of ageing will shoot up without technological innovation

18 Aug 2015

A new report co-authored by Department researchers urges government and designers to work together to break down the barriers to innovation in order to adapt to an ageing population.

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Collaboration to further geomechanical learning

14 Aug 2015

The University of Cambridge is embarking on a collaborative programme to increase understanding of petroleum geomechanics and well monitoring systems.

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On the origin of (robot) species

12 Aug 2015

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots without relying on computer simulation or human intervention.

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Blindingly fast computers within reach

11 Aug 2015

Alumni of the Department of Engineering have gone on to found Optalysys, a company with the goal of making computer processors that use light instead of electricity.

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Artificial whiskers could inspire future instruments to aid keyhole surgery

07 Aug 2015

Dr Michelle Oyen examines how researchers are designing bio-inspired artificial whiskers – and what this means for the advancement of medicine. 

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The social value of flood alleviation

06 Aug 2015

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of flooding in coming years.

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Impact Studies: A suspension revolution in Formula I Motorsport

04 Aug 2015

An academic equipped with just a pencil and paper invented a new suspension component which involved code names, Formula 1 victories and claims of industrial espionage.

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Designing a better clinical trial

31 Jul 2015

A new study recommends an approach to clinical trials that includes tracking the influence of patients' behaviours on a treatment’s benefits. 

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