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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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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