The super-resolution revolution

27 Feb 2015

Cambridge scientists are part of a resolution revolution. Building powerful instruments that shatter the physical limits of optical microscopy, they are beginning to watch molecular processes as they happen, and in three dimensions.

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Mongolia: unravelling the troubled narratives of a nation

27 Feb 2015

In two separate books, anthropologists Dr Franck Billé and Dr Christopher Kaplonski look at the identity of Mongolia, a country that stands at a cultural and political crossroads.  While Billé explores Mongolia’s relationship with its powerful neighbours, Kaplonski revisits a dark period in the country’s recent history.

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Acting ‘out of character’ in the workplace

20 Feb 2015

Look around your workplace – and ask yourself which colleagues you’d describe as extravert and which as introvert. Perhaps your most talkative workmate is actually an introvert? Research by Sanna Balsari-Palsule, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, investigates the ways in which people act 'out of character' – and how the consequences play out in the workplace. 

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Illuminating art’s history

19 Feb 2015

Scientific imaging techniques are uncovering secrets locked in medieval illuminated manuscripts – including those of a thrifty duke.

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Large Hadron Collider

Firing up the proton smasher

16 Feb 2015

The Large Hadron Collider is being brought back to life, ready for Run II of the “world’s greatest physics experiment”. Cambridge physicists are among the army who keep it alive.

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R100 at mast in Canada

The ‘flying scientist’ who chased spores

11 Feb 2015

A passion for fungi led Cambridge mycologist Dr Dillon Weston to ever-more inventive means of trapping fungal spores, even from the open window of an airship on its maiden flight in the first half of the 20th century.

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The view from the top of the stands of Lee Valley VeloPark, London.

Sports calibrated

06 Feb 2015

New methods of gathering quantitative data from video – whether shot on a mobile phone or an ultra-high definition camera – may change the way that sport is experienced, for athletes and fans alike.

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