Our unprecedented ability to collect, store and analyse data is opening up new frontiers in science and the humanities.

App-based citizen science experiment could help researchers predict future pandemics

27 September 2017

A new app gives UK residents the chance to get involved in an ambitious, ground-breaking science experiment that could save lives.

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The Electron Manifesto: transforming high performance computing with 'spintronics'

26 July 2017

Electron ‘spin’ could hold the key to managing the world’s growing data demands without consuming huge amounts of energy. Now, researchers have...

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Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer

04 July 2017

India’s booming business centres and gleaming shopping malls mask a grimmer reality. While one section of the population gets richer, another...

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Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

19 April 2017

A faster and more accurate method of identifying which of an individual’s genes are associated with particular symptoms has been developed by a...

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'Extreme sleepover #20' – welcome to dataworld

31 March 2017

​Alexander Taylor provides a sensory snapshot of his fieldwork in high-security subterranean data centres exploring fears of technological failure...

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Encouragement from teachers has greatest influence on less advantaged children

28 March 2017

‘Big data’ study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more...

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How bright is your digital future?

18 January 2017

Dr Jag Srai, Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing at Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing, and colleagues are developing new ways...

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Frankly, do we give a damn…? Study finds links between swearing and honesty

16 January 2017

It’s long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that...

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Talkin' 'bout a revolution: how to make the digital world work for us

03 October 2016

The digital revolution is one of the great social transformations of our time. How can we make the most of it, and also minimise and manage its...

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