New system to improve DNA sequencing

03 Apr 2013

A sensing system developed at Cambridge is being commercialised in the UK for use in rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, which would make the prediction and diagnosis of disease more efficient, and individualised treatment more affordable.

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Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in the US. Speaking this week in Cambridge, engineer Tom O’Rourke will describe such disasters as game-changers for those wishing to protect people from similar, future events.

Natural disasters, infrastructure and the “new normal”

15 Jan 2013

The Japanese and Canterbury earthquakes, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and a host of other modern natural disasters have changed the game for those striving to protect our infrastructure from extreme events. The inaugural lecture at a Cambridge Centre dedicated to this cause will hear how.

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Tunnel

Smarter infrastructure

10 Jan 2013

A team from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction has developed a mechanical amplifier which converts ambient vibrations into electricity more effectively, and could be used to power wireless sensors for monitoring the structural health of roads, bridges and tunnels.

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Online privacy

Privacy by design

18 Oct 2012

New research aims to ensure that we can exploit the full benefits of the digital world and still protect our online privacy.

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Tunnel

Infrastructure revolution

09 Feb 2012

Technology has advanced to the point where the condition of bridges, tunnels and buildings can be monitored in unprecedented detail. Now a new Centre at Cambridge has been formed to kick-start the smart infrastructure revolution.

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Chemical Engineering

Bridging the sensor gap

01 May 2008

CamBridgeSens - a strategic initiative to bridge gaps across disciplines, departments and research cultures - launches this summer.

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