Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

23 Oct 2017

A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake. 

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Out of the red and into the blue: making the LED revolution cost-effective

07 Oct 2014

Today, the Nobel Prize for Physics 2014 has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for their invention of a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). University of Cambridge researchers are building on their work to produce more cost-effective gallium nitride LEDs that can have widespread use in homes and offices.

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Low-cost LEDs for saving energy and improving health

28 Mar 2013

Gallium nitride has been described as “the most important semiconductor since silicon” and is used in energy-saving LED lighting. A new £1million growth facility will allow Cambridge researchers to further reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of LEDs, with potentially huge cost-saving implications.

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An LED emitting light on a 6-inch silicon wafer.

All set and ready to glow

03 Feb 2012

A breakthrough technique for manufacturing LEDs on silicon is to be exploited in the UK, putting mass-produced, energy-efficient lighting within reach.

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Stars

Space, time and a supper

31 May 2011

With the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, providing one of the star turns on the first day of this year's Hay Festival, God was appropriately never far away from the opening talks in the Cambridge lecture series, either.

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Leonardo Da Vinci's depiction of the Last Supper

The Penultimate Supper?

17 Apr 2011

The Last Supper of Jesus Christ was on the Wednesday, and not the Thursday, before his death, according to a new study which claims to have solved “the thorniest problem in the New Testament”.

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Hay Festival

Cambridge makes Hay

11 Apr 2011

The books that have changed our view of the Universe, eruptions that shook the world and Stalin's fiercest henchmen are just some of the themes that will be under discussion during the popular Cambridge Series at this year's Hay Literary Festival.

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Titan3 microscope

Most powerful microscope in the UK unveiled

10 Sep 2010

The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK was today revealed at the University of Cambridge. The new electron microscope, which will enable scientists to view individual atoms in any material, was officially unveiled by the Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP.

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