Fitzwilliam Museum bids to acquire weeping Virgin

01 Aug 2014

A remarkably realistic painted wood bust of the Mater Dolorosa (Virgin of Sorrows) by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688), one of the most celebrated sculptors of the Spanish Golden Age, has gone on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of an appeal to acquire the sculpture.

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Chemists develop MRI technique for peeking inside battery-like devices

01 Aug 2014

A team of chemists from the University of Cambridge and New York University has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Their technique, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), establishes a means for monitoring and potentially enhancing and the performance of such devices.

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CAPREx Fellows, Committee and attendees of the 2014 AGM at University of Ghana, Legon.

Cambridge-Africa partnership building on its success

30 Jul 2014

A milestone in the University of Cambridge’s engagement with Africa was recently reached as senior University officers and researchers arrived in Ghana for the second annual general meeting of the Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx).

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Microscopic rowing – without a cox

29 Jul 2014

New research shows that the whip-like appendages on many types of cells are able to synchronise their movements solely through interactions with the fluid that surrounds them.

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