Young archaeologists dig up a mystery

04 Jul 2007

Watch how a group of teenagers taking part in a Cambridge University archaeological dig unexpectedly unearthed the mysterious remains of a woman who could be more than 1,000 years old.

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Latest innovations by tech students on show

08 Jun 2007

A pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists are among the latest designs being unveiled by Cambridge University students hoping to break into the technology market.

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Type 1 diabetes and Crohn's disease genes identified

07 Jun 2007

A major collaboration of UK scientists has provided an insight into the genetics underlying a number of diseases including Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes. The Crohn's and type 1 research, led by Cambridge University scientists, has identified for the first time a gene linking these two autoimmune diseases.

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Chicharo

The Copyright Cup

06 Jun 2007

Books were replaced by boots as a team from Cambridge University Library travelled to Edinburgh last weekend for the inaugural Copyright Cup football tournament.

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Fast Hands

High-performance problem-solving

01 Jun 2007

Computers already make an enormous impact on our quality of life by reducing the cost of developing new products and enhancing their safety. According to Moore’s Law, the performance of computers doubles every 18 months. Despite this, many scientific problems are still too complicated to be solved on standard computers and new approaches are needed.

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Mosaic of the Arctic

Polar science: IPY and SPRI

01 Jun 2007

The largest coordinated programme of international polar activities in 50 years – International Polar Year (IPY) – kicked off globally on 1 March 2007. Building on a 125-year history of previous polar events in 1882–1883, 1932–1933 and 1957–1958, the aim of IPY is to promote even greater international scientific collaboration to address issues of global importance within the Arctic and Antarctic.

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