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News stories archive - 2020

News stories archive - 2020

Reading diabetes monitor

Computer vision app allows easier monitoring of diabetes

16 Nov 2020

A computer vision technology has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.

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Professor Peter Guthrie

Professor Peter Guthrie appointed Vice-President at the Royal Academy of Engineering

11 Nov 2020

Congratulations to Professor Peter Guthrie who has been appointed Vice-President at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Introducing RoboPatient – a soft robotics approach to training doctors

10 Nov 2020

Cambridge researchers are helping to design healthcare robotics of the future by investigating a robot-assisted approach to training doctors in medical examinations.

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Athena SWAN scheme - Silver Award

09 Nov 2020

Positive steps taken by the Department to promote a culture in which all staff and students feel valued, respected and supported, have been acknowledged by the Athena SWAN scheme.

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Engineers to speak at the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival

06 Nov 2020

Academics from the Department of Engineering will share their insight into options for greenhouse gas removal as part of a new virtual climate change festival.

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Dr Jennifer Schooling co-author of the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum’s green recovery report

05 Nov 2020

Dr Jennifer Schooling is one of the authors of Cambridge Zero Policy Forum's green recovery report, ‘A Blueprint for a Green Future’.

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The ‘P’ Word – Plastic in the UK: practical and pervasive … but problematic

04 Nov 2020

Plastics are ubiquitous in modern society, owing to their usefulness, durability and how cheap and easy they are to produce. This makes plastics both a blessing and a curse.

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An example of an Augmented Reality headset to increase operations resilience. Image: Elisa Roth

Worker assistance systems: Understanding the human perspective

02 Nov 2020

Worker assistance systems are becoming increasingly intelligent, interactive and supportive. But do they have a future on the shop floor?

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Fellowship awarded for applied superconductivity research

30 Oct 2020

PhD student Jun Ma has been awarded a Graduate Study Fellowship from the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

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New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

29 Oct 2020

A new type of artificial heart valve could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require lifelong blood-thinning medication after valve replacement surgery.

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