Bamboo

Wind turbines turn to bamboo

01 September 2007

Bamboo – one of China’s most precious commodities – is showing great promise as the material of choice for building wind turbines.

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Peacocks

Can old brains learn new tricks?

01 September 2007

Although our brains deteriorate as we get older, Cambridge researchers are finding that some abilities are preserved through ‘flexible’ use of neural networks.

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The making of a Boat Race crew

01 September 2007

Mark de Rond spent 200 days with the Cambridge University Boat Club as an organisational ethnographer researching the social dynamics of high performance teams.

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Melting is your destiny

Taking the long view on climate change

01 September 2007

Cambridge Earth Scientists are contributing to our understanding of the climate system by studying the history of climate change recorded in sediments deposited on the...

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Justice is (NOT) blind

Diagnosing crime, dispensing justice

01 September 2007

Finding the best routes to predicting, preventing and atoning for crime is a thorny issue. Experimental criminologists such as Lawrence Sherman, recently appointed as the...

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Dictionary

Defining words

01 September 2007

Two very different projects in the University have at their heart the ancient craft of lexicography: the art of compiling and editing dictionaries. But one...

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Searching

The mathematics of avalanches

01 September 2007

Each year more than a million avalanches fall worldwide, killing around a hundred people in the Alps alone. Can mathematical models be used to predict...

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Africa

Revitalising research in Africa

01 September 2007

Following recent funding from the Leverhulme Trust, a new programme of academic exchange kicks off in October in the Centre of African Studies, as the...

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Fiber Optics

Guiding the light

01 September 2007

Pioneering research shines new light on our understanding of the way we see the world. Optical fibres have now been found to exist in vertebrate...

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