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Read more at: Transformative new research to kick-start the automation of UK infrastructure health monitoring

Transformative new research to kick-start the automation of UK infrastructure health monitoring

Researchers from the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) will join a £7.7 million collaborative project set up to drive new standards for safer, greener, more cost-effective UK infrastructure. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the ROSEHIPS (...


Read more at: Prof Richard Friend presents at the Government Inquiry - Delivering a UK science and technology strategy

Prof Richard Friend presents at the Government Inquiry - Delivering a UK science and technology strategy

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Government’s plans to deliver a UK science and technology strategy. Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS, FREng presented to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, as a part of its Inquiry on the UK science and technology...


Read more at: Cambridge's Catalysis and Process Integration group awarded €2.1m ERC Consolidator Grant

Cambridge's Catalysis and Process Integration group awarded €2.1m ERC Consolidator Grant

Dr Laura Torrente , leader of the Catalysis and Process Integration group , has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of €2.1 million to develop novel processes and functional energy materials for the storage of renewable energy in ammonia, a carbon-free energy vector. One of the barriers to the...


Read more at: Cambridge academics win European Research Council Advanced Grants

Cambridge academics win European Research Council Advanced Grants

Nine Cambridge academics have won Advanced Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). This is the greatest number of grants won by a UK institution in the 2021 round of funding. Advanced Grants are awarded to leading researchers who are established in their field and have a recognised track record of...


Read more at: Cavendish Laboratory National Facility for Physics

Cavendish Laboratory National Facility for Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory National Facility for Physics is the newest world-class facility supporting the physics community across the UK. It makes Cavendish Laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment and resources readily accessible to all UK university researchers and facilitates industry access. Opening its doors to the...


Read more at: Opinion: Russian gas will fund Putin’s war on Ukraine no matter what decisions Europeans might take

Opinion: Russian gas will fund Putin’s war on Ukraine no matter what decisions Europeans might take

Would Europe cutting off Russian oil and gas imports be enough to convince Putin to stop the war on Ukraine? According to Dr Chi Kong Chyong from the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School, the global nature of energy markets means that stopping the flow of Russian oil and gas into Europe may not...


Read more at: Tiny ‘skyscrapers’ help bacteria convert sunlight into electricity

Tiny ‘skyscrapers’ help bacteria convert sunlight into electricity

Researchers have made tiny ‘skyscrapers’ for communities of bacteria, helping them to generate electricity from just sunlight and water. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used 3D printing to create grids of high-rise ‘nano-housing’ where sun-loving bacteria can grow quickly. The researchers were then able...


Read more at: Opinion: Why people in some parts of England pay far more than others to heat their homes

Opinion: Why people in some parts of England pay far more than others to heat their homes

In this article from The Conversation, co-authors Dr André Neto-Bradley and Professor Ruchi Choudhary join researchers from the University of Leeds in discussing ways of improving the energy efficiency of England's homes and reducing the carbon used to heat them. The energy used to heat and light our homes doesn’t get as...


Read more at: New, nature-inspired concepts for turning CO2 into clean fuels

New, nature-inspired concepts for turning CO2 into clean fuels

Researchers have developed an efficient concept to turn carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable fuels, without any unwanted by-products or waste. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have previously shown that biological catalysts, or enzymes, can produce fuels cleanly using renewable energy sources, but at...


Read more at: Scientists develop fully woven, smart display
Led by researchers at the University of Cambridge - Scientists develop fully woven, smart display

Scientists develop fully woven, smart display

Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric. An international team of scientists have produced a fully woven smart textile display that integrates active electronic, sensing, energy and photonic functions. The functions are...