Research is tackling the need to reduce energy demand, maintain energy supply, increase the efficiency of energy-requiring processes, and develop policy and pricing strategies.

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Designing sustainable cities of the future

01 May 2008

As more people become city-dwellers, can we design cities to be more sustainable?

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under the sea

Under the sea

27 Mar 2008

Scientists explore huge volume of molten rock now frozen into the crust under the ocean’s floor.

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Prototype solar panel

Sunny times ahead for solar power

08 Feb 2008

A new initiative funded by the Carbon Trust hopes to make solar power an affordable choice for homeowners within 10 years.

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The Sun

Affordable solar power on the horizon

05 Oct 2007

Environmentally friendly solar panels may be an affordable alternative to conventional power sources within the next ten years, as a result of a new...

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Cellulose in the plant cell wall

Using plants to harvest the Sun’s energy

01 Sep 2007

How can we efficiently unlock the bioenergy stored within plants? Research carried out in the Department of Biochemistry is breaking down the...

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Bamboo

Wind turbines turn to bamboo

01 Sep 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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Dr Carenza Lewis

Dr Carenza Lewis

01 Sep 2007

A passion for communicating the thrill of the dig and for uncovering evidence of lives long gone is what inspires archaeologist Dr Carenza Lewis. Her...

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Hormone regulates fondness for food

10 Aug 2007

Scientists have discovered that leptin, one of the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls...

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Latest innovations by tech students on show

08 Jun 2007

A pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists are among the latest designs being unveiled by Cambridge University...

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Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 Apr 2007

As clothes become cheaper and fashion becomes 'faster', how are we to balance our consumption with environmental, economic and social sustainability?

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Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith

01 Apr 2007

Public engagement with science is top of Dr Chris Smith's agenda. His trailblazing approach to making scientific issues interesting, interactive and...

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UK falling short in cutting carbon emissions

16 Feb 2007

Britain will fail to meet even the minimum target for reduced carbon emissions by 2020 if it does not introduce tougher green policies, a conference...

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