University of Cambridge

Building synthetic plants

A movement is under way that will fast-forward the design of new plant traits. It takes inspiration from engineering and the software industry, and is being underpinned in Cambridge and Norwich by an initiative ...

dateJun 20, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Video: Nanoengineered electron guns

In this video we see an electron gun made of many thousands of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, each more than 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Dr Matt Cole, from the University of Cambridge, explains ...

dateJun 20, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Trapping the light fantastic

(Phys.org) —The development of a 'nanobarrel' that traps and concentrates light onto single molecules could be used as a low-cost and reliable diagnostic test.

dateJun 16, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Forest loss starves fish

Debris from forests that washes into freshwater lakes supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed off them – creating larger and stronger fish, new research shows.

dateJun 11, 2014 in Ecology
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First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched

New digital resource brings together centuries of cultural knowledge for the first time, showing that networks of trails over snow and sea ice, seemingly unconnected to the untrained eye, in fact span a continent ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Steel's inner strength

(Phys.org) —A long-term collaboration between the University and industry has resulted in a super-strong form of steel, which is now being manufactured in the UK for use as stronger and cheaper armour for ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Engineering
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The making of a smart tunnel

(Phys.org) —Ground-breaking new sensing technologies in the world's first 'smart tunnel' are providing engineers with an inexpensive and efficient method of monitoring, maintaining and protecting the UK's infrastructure, ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Engineering
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