Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire to reach net zero emissions.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  engineering  sustainable-earth  climate-change  east-of-england  policy

Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The difference was particularly pronounced among manual workers and those with lower education level.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health poverty east-of-england

Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

‘Coprolites’ from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms that can be spread by eating raw fish, frogs and shellfish.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 16, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: east-of-england archaeology parasite bronze-age must-farm

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  robotics  engineering  artificial-intelligence  east-of-england  agriculture  robots

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