Nicholson at Kettle's Yard

05 Aug 2002

Works by Ben Nicholson, one of Britain's most distinguished pioneers of abstract art and the man who inspired Jim Ede to create Kettle's Yard, are being exhibited at the gallery this summer.

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Sea creatures' shells grow thinner as CO2 levels rise

02 Aug 2002

The first results from a new study funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) shows that the shells of simple, plankton-like creatures called foraminifera have halved in weight (from 22 micro-grams to 10 micro-grams) as levels of carbon dioxide have risen since the last ice age.

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Pufferfish genome unveiled

29 Jul 2002

An international team of scientists based in Cambridge, Singapore and California last Friday (26 July 2002) announced the publication in Science of their work describing the sequencing and preliminary analysis of the genome of the Japanese pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.

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Access all areas

29 Jul 2002

The University’s commitment to encouraging the best students to apply to Cambridge has received a boost with the appointment of Janet Graham and Sharon Warren.

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Inflammatory material

26 Jul 2002

A new scanning technique developed at the University of Cambridge could revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke, by letting doctors see damaged arteries in more detail.

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Fitzwilliam trials new visitor guides

24 Jul 2002

The latest technology will be on show at The Fitzwilliam Museum this summer in a three-week trial of visitor information systems. The Museum is offering information about its collections through two different systems: state-of-the-art digital audio guides and pioneering wireless computing technology. Visitors will be encouraged to try out both systems and pass comment on their respective merits.

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Gene hunters track the horse

22 Jul 2002

Scientists have shed new light on the origins of the domestic horse. After analysing DNA samples from both ancient and modern horses, researchers have concluded that contemporary horses do not have a single ancestry, but were probably domesticated from several distinct ancestral populations.

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Celebrating Dirac

19 Jul 2002

Paul Dirac (1902-1984) was among the great theoretical physicists of the 20th century. This year marks the centenary of his birth and mathematicians from around the world will be in Cambridge this weekend to celebrate his life and work.

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Superconducting cameras to photograph the Big Bang

15 Jul 2002

Major scientific advances, such as studying the very earliest moments of the Big Bang, finding galaxies beyond the edge of the currently observable universe, creating the next generation of x-ray astronomy satellites and sub-cellular imaging of DNA and other biological materials are all now a step closer

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