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 | Feb. 19, 2020 | cambridge
~9 mins   

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 | Jan. 30, 2020 | cambridge
~3 mins   

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 | Dec. 17, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

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 | 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

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