Good vibrations for Forth Road Bridge

16 Sep 2014

As celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge take place this month, a team of Cambridge engineers are preparing to deploy state-of-the-art self-powered wireless sensors which could help monitor and protect the Scottish landmark well into the future.

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The making of a smart tunnel

09 Jun 2014

Ground-breaking new sensing technologies in the world’s first ‘smart tunnel’ are providing engineers with an inexpensive and efficient method of monitoring, maintaining and protecting the UK’s infrastructure, now and well into the future.

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Nanotechnology takes on diabetes

30 May 2014

A sensor which can be used to screen for diabetes in resource-poor settings has been developed by researchers and tested in diabetic patients, and will soon be field tested in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Exposing ‘evil twins’

16 May 2014

A combination of nanotechnology and a unique twisting property of light could lead to new methods for ensuring the purity and safety of pharmaceuticals.

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