Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution

An international group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have developed a graphene composite that can ‘eat’ common atmospheric pollutants, and could be used as a coating on pavements or buildings.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: graphene pollution advanced-materials environment engineering

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth environment aircraft energy innovation engineering climate-change carbon-emissions

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth environment aircraft energy innovation engineering climate-change carbon-emissions

Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 20, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: heating cooling cities sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change engineering

New augmented reality head-mounted display offers unrivalled viewing experience

Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain.

Cambridge University News | Sept. 22, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: augmented-reality photonics engineering

Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism

Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturised device that could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera. 

Cambridge University News | Sept. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: advanced-materials engineering nanotechnology optics spectroscopy

Women in STEM: Dr Anna-Maria Pappa

Dr Anna-Maria Pappa is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and holds the Oppenheimer Research Fellowship and Maudslay-Butler Research Fellowship from Pembroke College. Her research is focused on the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. 

Cambridge University News | Sept. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem women-in-stemm bioengineering antibiotic health

Eight Cambridge researchers awarded major European starter grants

Eight Cambridge researchers are among the latest recipients of European Union awards given to early-career researchers from over 50 countries.

Cambridge University News | Sept. 3, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem women-in-stemm bioengineering antibiotic health

Cambridge researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use

Researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop next-generation head-up display technology that could beam real-time safety information in front of the driver, and allow passengers to stream 3D movies directly from their seats as part of a shared, autonomous future.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 20, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: innovation car displays augmented-reality engineering

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 7, 2019 | cambridge
~2 mins   

Tags: robot automation advanced-materials machine-learning artificial-intelligence engineering

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