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Steel’s inner strength

For thousands of years, steel has been used to make or do just about whatever we ask of it, from ancient suits of armour to modern skyscrapers. It has been mass produced since the mid-19th century,...

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‘Tomato pill’ improves function of blood vessels

The incidence of cardiovascular disease varies worldwide, but is notably reduced in southern Europe, where a ‘Mediterranean diet’ consisting of a larger consumption of fruit, vegetables and olive oil...

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Immune cells found near tumours boost breast cancer survival

The researchers looked for an immune cell called a killer T cell which specialises in destroying rogue cells in the body, such as cancer cells. The Cancer Research UK study found that when these...

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First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched

For centuries, indigenous peoples in the Arctic navigated the land, sea, and ice, using knowledge of trails that was passed down through the generations. Now, researchers have mapped these ancient...

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Forest loss starves fish

Debris from forests that washes into freshwater lakes supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed off them – creating larger and stronger fish, new research shows. The...

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New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates

A key piece in the puzzle of the evolution of vertebrates has been identified, after the discovery of fossilised fish specimens, dating from the Cambrian period (around 505 million years old), in the...

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Getting the true measure of pregnancy

“I’ve spoken to many bereaved parents and the loss of a baby has a profound and life-long impact,” said Gordon Smith, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. “There’s a whole life to be gained if you...

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Small is beautiful: why ultra precision manufacturing is such a big deal

Are you happy with your smartphone? Professor Bill O’Neill, Director of the Institute for Manufacturing’s (IfM) Centre for Industrial Photonics, isn’t. He’s looking ahead to the next generation of...

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Winners of the first Odile Bain Memorial Prize announced

University Senior Lecturer Dr Cinzia Cantacessi is one of two winners of the inaugural Odile Bain Memorial Prize for early career scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to the fields of...

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Taking inspiration from nature’s brightest colours

Brightly-coloured, iridescent films, made from the same wood pulp that is used to make paper, could potentially substitute traditional toxic pigments in the textile and security industries. The films...

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Nanomaterials Up Close: Synthetic opal

“Currently, solar panels are usually built from some form of crystalline silicon, and achieve reasonable power conversion efficiencies. However, this crystalline silicon is relatively expensive to...

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Royal Geographical Society honour Mistress of Girton College

Professor Susan Smith, Mistress of Girton College, has been recognised for her outstanding work in human geography. She was among several figures to receive awards from the Royal Geographical Society...

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How carbon cousins shaped warfare and can electrify the future

History’s deadliest swords – the ‘Damascene’ sabres forged in the Middle East from the 13th to the 18th centuries – were so sharp they could slice through falling silk, so legend has it. Their...

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Six Cambridge academics named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List

Professor Spiegelhalter’s background is in medical statistics, particularly the use of Bayesian methods in clinical trials, health technology assessment and drug safety. In his post, he leads a small...

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The Tibetan lama who wrote a world geography

Early in the 1800s, a Tibetan lama travelled from Drepung monastery in Lhasa to Beijing.  The journey of more than 2,000 miles would have taken him around four months. As an important Buddhist leader,...

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Superconducting secrets solved after 30 years

Harnessing the enormous technological potential of high-temperature superconductors – which could be used in lossless electrical grids, next-generation supercomputers and levitating trains – could be...

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Trapping the light fantastic

Jeremy Baumberg and his 30-strong team of researchers are master manipulators of light. They are specialists in nanophotonics – the control of how light interacts with tiny chunks of matter, at scales...

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The “wonderful rubbish” of the Gilf Kebir desert

Captured by the camera, she looks enviably elegant with her sketching paper and paint brush. Working in the baking heat of North Africa in 1933 a young German artist called Elisabeth Pauli created...

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Genetics prize honours pioneering research

Professor Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge, is among the three recipients of the 2014 Gruber Genetics Prize. Victor Ambros, Professor of Molecular...

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Study finds premise behind bedroom tax is ‘fundamentally flawed’

The study also found that households receiving housing benefit were more likely to be undersized, with 'spare' bedrooms required for other uses, suggesting that the policy of withdrawing benefits from...

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