The demand continues for materials that are stronger, cheaper, lighter, more conductive – simply better.

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

07 August 2019

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new...

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Graphene goes to space

25 June 2019

Partners in the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship, including the University of Cambridge, launched a rocket this week to test graphene – a...

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Cambridge and Tsinghua sign joint research initiative

11 June 2019

The University of Cambridge and Tsinghua University signed a joint research initiative on Monday as part of efforts by both universities to tackle...

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Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

16 May 2019

Washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by...

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Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials

15 May 2019

Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century...

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Green material for refrigeration identified

18 April 2019

Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most...

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Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

12 March 2019

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at...

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What does it take to make a better battery?

11 February 2019

Cambridge researchers are working to solve one of technology’s biggest puzzles: how to build next-generation batteries that could power a green...

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‘Magnetic graphene’ switches between insulator and conductor

01 February 2019

Researchers have found that certain ultra-thin magnetic materials can switch from insulator to conductor under high pressure, a phenomenon that...

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