Climate change is chiefly man-made

02 Feb 2007

Professor Nigel Weiss, an expert in solar magnetic fields, has rebutted claims that a fall in solar activity could somehow compensate for the man-made causes of global warming.

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Owlstone technology

CUE help young entrepreneurs make ‘sense’ of business

01 Feb 2007

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) organise the most successful student-run business planning and creation competitions in Europe. Since 1999, CUE has had over 450 entries and has awarded £280,000 in grants to 31 business ideas. These companies have raised more than £8 million of further funding and are currently valued at more than £22 million.

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Holographic indicator for heart problems

Revolution in near-patient diagnostics

01 Feb 2007

Good health is a basic human requirement for a high quality of life. Diagnostic tests and procedures are vital tools in the armoury of the physician to help confirm or rule out affliction with a medical condition.

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Modern day alchemy

Modern day alchemy: Gold for 2012?

01 Feb 2007

An ambitious research project headed by the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory and Department of Engineering aims to revolutionise sports coaching using advanced sensor networks.

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Niah-Cave, Borneo

Re-thinking the past, present and future

01 Feb 2007

Understanding our biological past is a tricky business. It's like trying to build a jigsaw puzzle when most of the pieces are missing. However, bioarchaeologists at the University of Cambridge are doing just that through the study of human-environment interactions within a historic and prehistoric framework, often with surprising results.

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Trinity College from street level

The University and its publics

01 Feb 2007

The question of 'public engagement' for universities is rising up the political agenda. Universities are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their work in knowledge transfer with community groups and the public, as well as with business.

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match making

‘What have the Victorians ever done for us?’

01 Feb 2007

Modern Britain was invented sometime between 1830 and 1900. It's not just a question of industrialization, compulsory education, the right to vote (at least for men) or the growth of towns, important as all those particular processes were.

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