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Operators unite in electric heavy goods vehicles trial

15 May 2024

Electric heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are to be trialled across the UK in a new programme to help freight operators decarbonise their fleet.

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A zoomed in close-up of the vein network on a leaf

Bio-inspired materials’ potential for efficient mass transfer boosted by a new twist on a century-old theory

07 May 2024

The natural vein structure found within leaves could unlock improvements in energy storage, catalysis, and sensing thanks to a new twist on a century-old biophysical law.

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Meet the Mastercard Foundation Scholars – Africa’s next generation of transformative leaders

07 May 2024

“It's been eye-opening to see the world from so many different angles. Cambridge creates a dynamic learning environment,” says Mastercard Foundation Scholar Itumeleng Sebata.

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PhD student wins the 2024 Parmee Prize for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

02 May 2024

PhD student Sara AlMahri has been announced as the winner of the 2024 Parmee Prize for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise – awarded for her start-up Revco – alongside co-founder Thomas Barber.

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Pitch your innovative idea in three minutes flat

29 Apr 2024

Students/early-career professionals of all disciplines: apply to the Falling Walls Lab – we challenge you to showcase a breakthrough that positively impacts science/society, in 3 mins.

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Industrial sustainability: making the invisible visible

24 Apr 2024

Members of the Institute for Manufacturing's Centre for Industrial Sustainability, explore the crucial importance of making industrial resources more visible. 

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Researchers scoop ‘best paper’ award for AI vision-based social distancing monitoring tool

22 Apr 2024

Researchers behind an AI vision-based monitoring tool – used to track social distancing decisions in London during the COVID-19 pandemic – have accepted the Wilkes Award 2024 for "best paper"

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Professor Steven Barrett

Steven Barrett appointed Regius Professor of Engineering

18 Apr 2024

An expert on the environmental impacts of aviation, Barrett joins the University of Cambridge from MIT.

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Professor Albert Guillén i Fàbregas awarded European Research Council funding

16 Apr 2024

Outstanding research leaders awarded ERC Advanced Grants providing the opportunity to pursue ambitious, curiosity-driven projects that could lead to major scientific breakthroughs.

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A close-up of a cricket batting pad being used during play, alongside a photo of Dr Shah wearing cricket gear.

Batting a path to sustainable cricket innovation – new research to help tackle kit wastage

11 Apr 2024

A new research project aims to challenge existing “wasteful” practices in the design and production of cricket gear – and help preserve and grow the UK cottage industry supporting it.

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