A new chapter opens in the study of the Assyrian empire

30 Jan 2013

The first ever conference to focus on the provincial archaeology of the Assyrian empire took place at Cambridge University last month. A key theme was the recent opening up of the Kurdish Autonomous Region – once at the hub of the empire – to archaeological enquiry.

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CASTEP achieves $30 million in sales

24 Jan 2013

A software tool which uses quantum mechanics to allow designers to predict the properties of materials has reached the commercial milestone of $30 million in sales.

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Potted histories

23 Jan 2013

Artist and writer Edmund de Waal – known for his work in porcelain as well as his best-selling memoir 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' - will be giving a public lecture at Cambridge University on Friday 8 February. The event is fully booked but a waiting list is in operation.

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The lost library of Eleonora Duse

23 Jan 2013

How her personal library informed the phenomenal talent of the Italian actress Eleonora Duse is revealed in a newly-published book that catalogues the Duse Collection owned by Murray Edwards College.

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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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Globe c. 1907

The world inside a Spanish globe

28 Dec 2012

Study of a mysterious 100-year-old interactive toy – perhaps the Wikipedia of its day – is painting a vivid picture of Spain’s path into the modern world.

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