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News stories archive - 2020

News stories archive - 2020

Engineering undergraduates’ achievements recognised with University awards

23 Dec 2020

Engineering undergraduates Akil Hashmi, Edwin Bahrami Balani, Matias Silva and Sanjan Das have been recognised for their effort in helping to improve the learning experiences of their peers.

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Funding secured for major digital overhaul of European road network

22 Dec 2020

Cambridge researchers will lead on the digitalisation of the European road network as part of a collaborative project to improve road safety, increase capacity and reduce maintenance costs.

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Medical personnel don PPE before entering a COVID-19-positive, non-critical patient’s room.

Aroma diffuser and plastic bag offer inexpensive method to test fit of face masks at home

21 Dec 2020

Researchers have developed a way to use a simple home aroma diffuser to test whether N95 and other types of sealing masks, are properly fitted.

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Cambridge engineers’ adventurous projects funded by the EPSRC

18 Dec 2020

The Physical Computation Laboratory and The Hofmann Group are among the recipients of funding delivered under a new programme designed to support adventurous, high-risk research.

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Low-cost head-up display for use in cars, trucks and trains wins investment

17 Dec 2020

Dr Yuanbo Deng, Research Associate in Novel Head-Up Displays (HUDs), has been announced a winner of the 2020 Postdoc Business Plan Competition.

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Alumna’s AI-enabled low-cost digital stethoscope wins innovation award

16 Dec 2020

An artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled low-cost digital stethoscope – invented during the COVID-19 pandemic by alumna Dr Ruodan Lu – has won an industry innovation award.

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UKRI awards £8m for new sustainable plastics research projects

14 Dec 2020

The UKRI have announced that 10 university-led research projects that will receive £8 million in funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 

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SpaceX Starship prototype exploded, but it’s still a giant leap towards Mars

14 Dec 2020

In this article from The Conversation, Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, discusses the recent launch of a prototype spacecraft designed to go to the Moon and Mars.

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Virtual tea and buns at the IfM

How the Department has kept operating during COVID-19

10 Dec 2020

Staff and students from across the Department have pulled together during the COVID-19 outbreak to prepare for the academic year and make the first term a success. 

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Close up shot of a single light bulb hanging from a horizontal wire and emitting an orange glow

New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light

09 Dec 2020

Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.

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