Harnessing the possibilities of the nanoworld

29 Sep 2016

Scientists have long suspected that the way materials behave on the nanoscale – that is when particles have dimensions of about 1–100 nanometres – is different from how they behave on any other scale. A new paper in the journal Chemical Science provides concrete proof that this is the case. 

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Galactic ‘vapour trails’ uncovered in giant cluster

20 Sep 2013

Astronomers have discovered enormous smooth shapes that look like vapour trails in a gigantic galaxy cluster. These ‘arms’ span half a million light years and provide researchers with clues to a billion years of collisions within the “giant cosmic train wreck” of the Coma cluster.

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Art for our sake

16 Jul 2013

Over the next two decades, millions of pounds will be invested in public art at North West Cambridge. But what does public art bring to the University and city?

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Athena SWAN success

25 Apr 2013

The University and two of its departments have been recognised for their good employment practices for women working in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

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Support for postdocs

14 Mar 2013

Places are available for a new event aimed at helping postdocs and contract research staff get the most from their time at Cambridge.

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Switch Off Week: the results

06 Mar 2013

Staff and students turned off lights and computers, £5,000 worth of electricity was saved and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor circumnavigated the world 28 times.

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Tune in, switch off

13 Feb 2013

This week is Switch Off Week, a chance for staff at the University to get involved in cutting Cambridge’s carbon footprint and consider the best behavioural and technological ways of reducing energy use.

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