The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020

Nine Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering

Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team at the University of Cambridge has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local clinicians, engineers and manufacturers across Africa that is focused to address the specific needs for treating COVID-19 patients and is a fully functioning system for use after the pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  engineering  manufacturing  global-health  africa

Cambridge engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s manage COVID-19 care

Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage the COVID-19 emergency.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 engineering coronavirus

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

Women in STEM: Shagita Gounden

Shagita Gounden is a systems engineer working on the world’s largest radio telescope, an Executive MBA candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, and a member of St Edmund’s College. Here, she tells us about being part of a massive global science project, the benefits of working with an international team, and how it makes her hopeful as a South African.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 30, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  astronomy  space  engineering  women-in-stem

Online hate speech could be contained like a computer virus, say researchers

Artificial intelligence is being developed that will allow advisory "quarantining" of hate speech in a manner akin to malware filters - offering users a way to control exposure to "hateful content" without resorting to censorship.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 17, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  algorithm  freedom-of-speech  social-media  internet  engineering

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 • cambridge
Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

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 • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

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 • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

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 • cambridge
Nov. 20, 2019 ~5 min

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

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