Chinese chess masters visit Cambridge

19 Sep 2007

Three of the world's leading players of Xiangqi – the ancient Chinese mind-game sometimes known as “Chinese chess” – will visit the University of Cambridge today as part of a tour of the UK.

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Bamboo

Wind turbines turn to bamboo

01 Sep 2007

Bamboo – one of China’s most precious commodities – is showing great promise as the material of choice for building wind turbines.

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The making of a Boat Race crew

01 Sep 2007

Mark de Rond spent 200 days with the Cambridge University Boat Club as an organisational ethnographer researching the social dynamics of high performance teams.

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Peacocks

Can old brains learn new tricks?

01 Sep 2007

Although our brains deteriorate as we get older, Cambridge researchers are finding that some abilities are preserved through ‘flexible’ use of neural networks.

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