In the first ever undertaking of its kind, the complete works of one of history’s greatest scientists are to be made available for free on the World Wide Web. The entire works of Charles Darwin - 50,000 pages of searchable text and 40,000 images of original publications – will be available at the click of a mouse.
A ground-breaking professorship that will unify research into how to tackle the Earth’s waning biological diversity is to be created at the University of Cambridge.
Major psychiatric disorders are extremely common and their effects on behaviour, perception, emotion and cognition constitute an enormous contribution to worldwide disability.
Two Cambridge students have collected prizes at the UK’s most important awards ceremony for science and engineering undergraduates.
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.
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.