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Read more at: BLOG - Cambridge Zero Research Symposium Wrap-up: Economic & Societal Change

BLOG - Cambridge Zero Research Symposium Wrap-up: Economic & Societal Change

Cambridge Zero in collaboration with Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement are running four half day research symposia. The aim of these symposia is to showcase the ground-breaking research related to sustainability, climate change, and net-zero that is happening across Cambridge.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Pathways for meeting England's housing needs

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Pathways for meeting England's housing needs

A home for all within planetary boundaries: Pathways for meeting England's housing needs without transgressing national climate and biodiversity goals


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Competition with China a ‘driving force’ for clean energy funding in the 21st century

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Competition with China a ‘driving force’ for clean energy funding in the 21st century

Analysis of energy RD&D investment in major economies also found that commitments at COP21 yielded some positives. Ultimately, however, trends over this century are not consistent with the ‘cleantech’ funding levels needed to meet climate goals, say researchers.



Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - New approach to ‘cosmic magnet’ manufacturing could reduce reliance on rare earths in low-carbon technologies

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - New approach to ‘cosmic magnet’ manufacturing could reduce reliance on rare earths in low-carbon technologies

Researchers have discovered a potential new method for making the high-performance magnets used in wind turbines and electric cars without the need for rare earth elements, which are almost exclusively sourced in China.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Offshore carbon storage deployment and research needs to scale up for UK to deliver net zero pledge,

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Offshore carbon storage deployment and research needs to scale up for UK to deliver net zero pledge,

The UK will need to step up research and deployment of new offshore carbon storage wells if it is to achieve the capacity required to deliver its net zero emissions plans, a new report says.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Watching lithium in real time could improve performance of EV battery materials

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Watching lithium in real time could improve performance of EV battery materials

Researchers have found that the irregular movement of lithium ions in next-generation battery materials could be reducing their capacity and hindering their performance. The team, led by the University of Cambridge, tracked the movement of lithium ions inside a promising new battery material in real time.



Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Machine learning algorithm predicts how to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Machine learning algorithm predicts how to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could help reduce charging times and prolong battery life in electric vehicles by predicting how different driving patterns affect battery performance, improving safety and reliability. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, say their algorithm could...


Read more at: Sustainable cities and how women use energy and space

Sustainable cities and how women use energy and space

Women and men balance their different responsibilities in different ways, something the pandemic has brought into sharp relief. But that isn’t always considered by those designing buildings. In fact, buildings designed without considering gender often benefit men and disadvantage women by default.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Decomposing biophotovoltaic current density profiles using the Hilbert–Huang

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Decomposing biophotovoltaic current density profiles using the Hilbert–Huang

This work demonstrated how the Hilbert Huang Transform may be applied to analyse bioelectrochemical signals. Electrons from cyanobacteria photosynthetic and respiratory systems are implicated in current generated in biophotovoltaic (BPV) devices.