CASTEP achieves $30 million in sales

24 Jan 2013

A software tool which uses quantum mechanics to allow designers to predict the properties of materials has reached the commercial milestone of $30 million in sales.

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Potted histories

23 Jan 2013

Artist and writer Edmund de Waal – known for his work in porcelain as well as his best-selling memoir 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' - will be giving a public lecture at Cambridge University on Friday 8 February. The event is fully booked but a waiting list is in operation.

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The lost library of Eleonora Duse

23 Jan 2013

How her personal library informed the phenomenal talent of the Italian actress Eleonora Duse is revealed in a newly-published book that catalogues the Duse Collection owned by Murray Edwards College.

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Tunnel

Smarter infrastructure

10 Jan 2013

A team from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction has developed a mechanical amplifier which converts ambient vibrations into electricity more effectively, and could be used to power wireless sensors for monitoring the structural health of roads, bridges and tunnels.

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Globe c. 1907

The world inside a Spanish globe

28 Dec 2012

Study of a mysterious 100-year-old interactive toy – perhaps the Wikipedia of its day – is painting a vivid picture of Spain’s path into the modern world.

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