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

In tech we trust?

23 Feb 2018

Fairness, trust and transparency are qualities we usually associate with organisations or individuals. Today, these attributes might also apply to...

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Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us

02 Feb 2018

Today we begin a month-long focus on research related to artificial intelligence. Here, four researchers reflect on the power of a technology to...

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£5.4 million centre will help transform the UK’s construction sector for the digital age

30 Nov 2017

The Government have announced £5.4 million in funding to launch the Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge, which will help...

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Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

23 Oct 2017

A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was...

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

27 Sep 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 Jul 2017

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

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Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer

04 Jul 2017

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

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

19 Apr 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 team...

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'Extreme sleepover #20' – welcome to dataworld

31 Mar 2017

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

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Encouragement from teachers has greatest influence on less advantaged children

28 Mar 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 Jan 2017

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

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

16 Jan 2017

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

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