The explosion of the broadband internet is allowing anthropologists to carry out research into virtual, as well as real communities. Xiaoxiao Yan, based in the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge, has a longstanding interest in the relationship between culture and technology and has been investigating the impact of broadband technology since 2002.
Cambridge is leading the way in Resource Enhancement projects in the UK, opening up its unique and valuable collections to scholars worldwide, as well as the wider public. There is a huge amount of activity in this area across a number of projects and disciplines, from digitising records of everyday life in medieval Britain to transcribing audio cassettes of oral history from south Asia.
Professor Christopher Lowe, at the Institute for Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, has been named the ‘Most Entrepreneurial Scientist of the United Kingdom’.
New ‘morphing’ structures have multiple applications
A group of students from the University of Cambridge who plan on launching a rocket into space for less than £1,000 have taken the first steps towards achieving their ambitious goal.
Listen to lectures by some of the UK’s premier scientists without leaving your home.
Adult learners are to be given the chance to study everything from climate change to ancient Rome online with the University of Cambridge, starting this month.
Seafront communities are being left wide open to the risk of flooding because of the loss of coastal ecosystems, a Cambridge academic has warned.