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Imperceptible sensors made from ‘electronic spider silk’ can be printed directly on human skin

30 May 2024

Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a range of biological surfaces, including a human finger.

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EMICAST: Supporting a sustainable maritime future

28 May 2024

With the climate impact of shipping under the spotlight – accounting for around 3% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide – a new start-up aims to visualise shipping emissions.

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Cement recycling method could help solve one of the world’s biggest climate challenges

23 May 2024

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a method to produce very low-emission concrete at scale – an innovation that could be transformative in the transition to net zero.

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Professor George Malliaras and Professor Mihaela van der Schaar

Cambridge engineers among new Fellows announced by the Royal Society

20 May 2024

Professor George Malliaras and Professor Mihaela van der Schaar have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences.

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A headshot of Alex Kendall with his arms folded. Next to him is a wide team shot of Wayve staff standing in front of Wayve cars.

Wayve – a pioneer in embodied AI for autonomous driving – raises $1bn in new funding round

17 May 2024

UK AI company Wayve – co-founded by alumnus Alex Kendall in 2017 while studying for his PhD at Cambridge – has secured more than $1 billion to develop AI for self-driving vehicles.

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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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