3D printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials bioengineering 3d-printing sensors

Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests

Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus ventilation

The testimony of trees: how volcanic eruptions shaped 2000 years of world history

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change tree-rings volcano trees

Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought

The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change environment pollution ecology trees arctic

How machine learning can help to future-proof clinical trials in the era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest global healthcare crisis of our generation, presenting enormous challenges to medical research, including clinical

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus ai clinical-trial

Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilised egg divide and specialise

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. This new finding highlights the importance of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  reproduction

Cambridge researcher named to Time 100 list of world's most influential people

Professor Ravi Gupta has been named today as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year, in recognition of his work to bring about the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 23, 2020 ~2 min

Whittle Lab research key for accelerating the development of zero-carbon flight, says Prince of Wales

Yesterday HRH The Prince of Wales gave the opening address to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Turbo Expo conference, the largest annual conference

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: engineering sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change climate aviation

Astronomers discover the first ‘ultrahot Neptune’: one of nature’s improbable planets

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has discovered a new class of planet, an ‘ultrahot Neptune’,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics space astronomy exoplanets

Extent of India’s COVID nudge campaign revealed

The Government of India’s use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 india nationalism nudging

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