The University of Cambridge is the second oldest English speaking university and located in Cambridge, England. The university traces its roots to 1209 A.D. Cambridge was founded by renegades from Oxford University, the oldest English speaking university. The University of Cambridge's reputation for excellence and prestige is underscored by producing 83 Nobel Laureates and a top five ranking among world-wide universities. The University of Cambridge is made up of 31 independent self-directed colleges. The notable Trinity College of Mathematics is consistently exceptional in teaching and with the work it produces. Teaching and research at Cambridge is organized into Faculties with sub-structures of specific studies. There are six schools, notably the School of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Science and Technology. Cambridge has a slight predilection for scientific research. Across the University of Cambridge, its Schools and Departments and Faculties rely on a multi-billion dollar endowment with additional funding from foundations and grants.
Worm-like creature with legs and spikes finds its place in the evolutionary tree of life
One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking ...
'Trojan horse' gold nanoparticles treatment could beat brain tumors
A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.
Airplanes finally go hybrid-electric
An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon air travel.
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered
New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the foundations of European musical tradition.
Superconducting secrets solved after 30 years
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough has been made in identifying the origin of superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors, which has puzzled researchers for the past three decades.
Reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals lived—and died (w/ Video)
A bizarre group of uniquely shaped organisms known as rangeomorphs may have been some of the earliest animals to appear on Earth, uniquely suited to ocean conditions 575 million years ago. A new model devised by researchers ...
Responsive material could be the 'golden ticket' of sensing
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its shape, can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules, making them easier to ...
LEDs made from 'wonder material' perovskite
(Phys.org) —Colourful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future.
Superconductivity's turning point from niche to mass markets
Following is an interview with Dr John Durrell, newly appointed Lecturer in Superconductivity, by Philip Guildford, Director of Research:
Researchers study concept of design fixation
New research into the phenomenon of design fixation – allowing prior experience to blind us to new possibilities – may help in the development of new tools and strategies that help to stimulate the creative process without ...