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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sweet old kiss

A brief history of ageing

01 September 2007

As life expectancy increases, what can historical analysis of longevity tell us about limits to the human lifespan?

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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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