New window on the universe is opened with the observation of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime – caused by the collision of two black holes.
A new method of observing exactly what happens to drug particles as they travel from an asthma inhaler to the lungs could lead to the development of more efficient asthma treatments.
This week, work begins on the next phase of development for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, with the University of Cambridge leading major ‘work packages’.
Cambridge scientists have honed techniques originally developed to spot distant galaxies and used them to identify biomarkers that signal a cancer’s aggressiveness.
The first images of an upward surge of the Sun’s gases into quiescent coronal loops have been identified by an international team of scientists. The discovery is one more step towards understanding the origins of extreme space storms, which can destroy satellite communications and damage power grids on Earth.
A collaborative project between physicists, oncologists and computer scientists at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, launched last month, will develop improved tools for the planning of high precision radiotherapy. Accel-RT will also help overcome time constraints that currently limit the use of complex radiotherapy treatment.
The Planck satellite has just reached its orbit, 1.5 million km from Earth, on a mission to understand the origin and evolution of our Universe.
The world's most expensive scientific instrument will be ready for full experiments in 2009; Andy Parker describes Cambridge's role in constructing and using the machine that hopes to understand the universe.