Robot trained to read braille at twice the speed of humans

Researchers have developed a robotic sensor that incorporates artificial intelligence techniques to read braille at speeds roughly double that of most human

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 29, 2024 ~5 min

Removing largest wine glass serving reduces amount of wine sold in bars and pubs

Taking away the largest serving of wine by the glass – in most cases the 250ml option – led to an average reduction in the amount of wine sold at pubs and bars

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 18, 2024 ~4 min


Galaxy mergers solve early Universe mystery

A team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, has used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to reveal, for the first time, what lies in the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 18, 2024 ~5 min

‘Mini-placentas’ help scientists understand the causes of pre-eclampsia and pregnancy disorders

Scientists have grown ‘mini-placentas’ in the lab and used them to shed light on how the placenta develops and interacts with the inner lining of the womb –

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 17, 2024 ~6 min

Astronomers detect oldest black hole ever observed

Researchers have discovered the oldest black hole ever observed, dating from the dawn of the universe, and found that it is ‘eating’ its host galaxy to death.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 17, 2024 ~4 min

Role of inherited genetic variants in rare blood cancer uncovered

Combining three different sources of genetic information has allowed researchers to further understand why only some people with a common mutation go on to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 17, 2024 ~6 min

Significant gaps in COVID-19 vaccine uptake may have led to over 7,000 hospitalisations and deaths

Between a third and a half of the populations of the four UK nations had not had the recommended number of COVID vaccinations and boosters by summer 2022,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 15, 2024 ~5 min

Accelerating how new drugs are made with machine learning

Researchers have developed a platform that combines automated experiments with AI to predict how chemicals will react with one another, which could accelerate

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 15, 2024 ~5 min


Feeling depressed linked to short-term increase in bodyweight among people with overweight or obesity

Increases in symptoms of depression are associated with a subsequent increase in bodyweight when measured one month later, new research from the University of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 10, 2024 ~4 min

Mysterious missing component in the clouds of Venus revealed

Researchers may have identified the missing component in the chemistry of the Venusian clouds that would explain their colour and 'splotchiness' in the UV

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 9, 2024 ~3 min

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