From EDSAC to Raspberry Pi: 75 years of “computers that work”

24 Apr 2013

Cambridge’s Computer Lab marks its 75th anniversary this month, celebrating a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has taken it from the age of vast mainframes to its modern day place at the heart of silicon fen. “Cambridge Computing: The first 75 years”, published to coincide with the anniversary, tells the story of this remarkable institution.

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A museum for the future

05 Apr 2013

The University Museum of Zoology contains far more than a record of the past. Ambitious redevelopment plans will enable enhanced use of its unique collections for research into global issues from climate change to conservation.

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Nurturing science’s next generation

20 Mar 2013

Twelve years after his death, the legacy of distinguished organic chemist Dr Herchel Smith is enabling a new generation of bright young researchers to pursue their scientific ambitions.

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Big ideas in small packages

20 Mar 2013

A video project demonstrates how academic research can be communicated in an engaging format that puts across complex ideas in a nutshell.

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Mammals vs dinosaurs

15 Mar 2013

Were dinosaurs really the most exciting and interesting creatures ever to roam the planet? Zoologist Nick Crumpton tells the Cambridge Science Festival that it’s high time other prehistoric animals stepped out from the shadows.

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From shape-shifting to therapy

09 Mar 2013

The latest research into the intricate processes that let substances into and out of cells will help to lay the foundations for the next generation of therapies for major diseases.

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Acts of creativity, audiences and us

05 Mar 2013

A conference in Cambridge next month will explore the notion of performance as a dynamic means of looking at the complex interactions between works of art and audiences -  both real and imagined, past and present - in a digital age.

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