Detail from NASA Blue Marble 2007 West

Building our capacity to endure

13 Apr 2012

In its inaugural list of the top 50 most influential people for sustainability in the UK, Building Design magazine has listed three Cambridge academics. The range of work they do gives us an overview of just how broad the meaning of sustainability is.

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Lego crane in the lab

Growing bones with Lego

27 Mar 2012

A video produced for Google Science Fair shows how researchers at Cambridge making synthetic bone have turned to legendary children’s toy Lego for a helping hand.

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Engineers as Superheroes

Who wants to be an engineer?

22 Mar 2012

Some of our most brilliant inventions came about by mistake. The Institute for Manufacturing opened its doors to children aged five upwards for the Cambridge Science Festival - and showed them just how exciting engineering can be.

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Tunnel

Infrastructure revolution

09 Feb 2012

Technology has advanced to the point where the condition of bridges, tunnels and buildings can be monitored in unprecedented detail. Now a new Centre at Cambridge has been formed to kick-start the smart infrastructure revolution.

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Echo Ouyang standing in a geothermal plant room

Deep heat

16 Dec 2011

A whole range of alternative technologies will be needed to fill our huge appetite for energy and reduce our dependency on finite resources. Echo Ouyang, a PhD student in the Department of Engineering, is making an important contribution to research into the development of geothermal energy technology which might one day heat (and cool) our homes.

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Neurons, in vitrio colour!

The man with the golden brain

13 Dec 2011

What’s the point of a brain? This fundamental question has led Professor Daniel Wolpert to some remarkable conclusions about how and why the brain controls and predicts movement. In a recent talk for TED, Wolpert explores the research that resulted in him receiving the Golden Brain Award.

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Hugh in the recreated tunnel at Zagan

Recreating ‘The Great Escape’

28 Nov 2011

First it was the Dambusters raid, now Cambridge University’s Dr Hugh Hunt has helped to recreate ‘The Great Escape’ from Germany’s infamous Stalag Luft III.

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Thin film solar cell.

Microscopic marvels and grand designs

17 Oct 2011

The best of University of Cambridge engineering has gone on show in the Department of Engineering's annual Carl Zeiss photography and video competition.

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