Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  energy  fuel  carbon-dioxide  photosynthesis

Cambridge takes major role in initiative to help solve UK ‘productivity puzzle’

The University is to be a key partner in a new national effort to boost British productivity, bringing together expertise to tackle questions of job creation,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  sustainability  economy  productivity

Children’s fiction on terror is leading a youth ‘write-back’ against post-9/11 paranoia

A wave of children’s fiction which tackles subjects such as suicide terrorism, militant jihadism and counter-terror violence is helping young readers to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  terrorism  creative-writing

Abrupt changes in Earth’s past climate occurred synchronously

A study from the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne has found that the onset of past climate changes was synchronous over an area extending from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change climate

Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ are a common feature of the carbon cycle

Researchers have found that pulse-like releases of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are a pervasive feature of the carbon cycle and that they are closely

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change climate carbon-dioxide

Tackling COVID-19: Professor Daniela De Angelis

Since January this year, Daniela De Angelis and her team have been informing the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their real-time model of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus  tackling-covid-19

Prevention of heart disease can start before birth

Mitochondrial therapy in complicated pregnancies lowers the chance of cardiovascular problems in the offspring.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: reproduction cardiovascular-disease-cvd

Ageing heart cells offer clues to susceptibility of older people to severe COVID-19

Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

Cambridge engineers recognised with awards for pandemic service

Two teams of Cambridge engineers have been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic with the President’s

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 17, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: engineering covid-19 coronavirus

Adding a metre between meals boosts vegetarian appeal – study

Researchers have identified the optimal dish positions to help “nudge” diners into picking more planet-friendly meals in cafeterias.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  diet  sustainability  sustainable-earth  conservation

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