Research Horizons

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Created: 2010-10-29 12:54
Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications
Description: Welcome to Cambridge University's research collection, where you can find out about some of the research, discoveries and innovations that take place here. Whether you are at Cambridge, thinking about applying, or just curious about what happens at this famous University, this collection gives you a chance to find out something you didn't already know about the world around you!
 

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Avian flu viruses which are transmissible between humans could evolve in nature

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Research provides insight into feasibility of virus becoming airborne transmissible.

It might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 17 Apr 2013


Darwin's Women

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The Darwin Correspondence Project is researching Charles Darwin's letters and has so far located more than 15,000 he either sent or received. The full texts of these are being...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Mon 21 Oct 2013


Eggs Cetera #6 - Hunting for the world's oldest decorated eggs

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Emptied of their contents and filled with water, ostrich eggshells enabled some of our earliest ancestors to colonise arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, making hunting trips into...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 4 Oct 2013


The Machine that Rubs Out Noise

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A noisy restaurant, a busy road, a windy day -- all situations that can be intensely frustrating for the hearing impaired when trying to pick out speech in a noisy environment....

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 4 Oct 2013


'Everything, everywhere, ever' - the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology reopens after a 18-month closure for redevelopment.
Home to some of the most important collections of its kind in...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 15 Mar 2013


300 years of Laurence Sterne

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman turned a Yorkshire clergyman into a literary celebrity. Three hundred years after his birth on 24 November 1713, Laurence...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 21 Mar 2014


7,000BC: The Dawn of Cinema

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Some of the world's oldest engravings of the human form -- prehistoric rock art from the Italian Alps -- have been brought to life by the latest digital technology.

P • I • T •...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Tue 12 Mar 2013


A is for Albatross: sketches by Edward Wilson

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In June 1910, Dr Edward Wilson set sail to Antarctica on board the Terra Nova on the British Antarctic Expedition led by Captain Scott. A supremely talented artist, Wilson...

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Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 3 Jun 2015


Alan Turing - Celebrating the life of a genius

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Saturday 23 June 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing....

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Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 22 Jun 2012


An interview with Sir John Gurdon

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In this video interview with John Gurdon, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday 8th October, he talks about the research that revolutionised a field,...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 15 Mar 2013


Anglo-Saxon teen buried in bed with gold cross

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One of the earliest Anglo-Saxon Christian burial sites in Britain has been discovered in a village outside Cambridge. The grave of a teenage girl from the mid 7th century AD has...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 15 Mar 2013


Anti-fraud lasers

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An anti-fraud laser detector could be used to identify counterfeit banknotes, pharmaceuticals and luxury goods.

The prototype was developed with support from the Cambridge...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 30 Jul 2014


Archaic Greek in a modern world

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An endangered Greek dialect which is spoken in north-eastern Turkey has been identified by researchers as a "linguistic goldmine" because of its startling closeness to the ancient...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 15 Mar 2013


Bad Air Day? Low-cost pollution detectors to tackle air quality

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A new generation of pollution monitors developed by the University of Cambridge, together with academic and industrial partners, could help gather the evidence essential to tackle...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 3 Jun 2015


Bovril - A meat flavoured monologue

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The makers of the beef extract called Bovril were pioneers in the dark arts of marketing. Cambridge University historian Lesley Steinitz explains how that famous black gloop won a...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 21 Mar 2014


Crania Americana

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On display at the Whipple Library, Cambridge, is a book described as the 'most important book in the history of scientific racism'
Current research into this book is revealing...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 21 Mar 2014


D-Day's 'forgotten man'

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Seventy years after Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, Cambridge University's Churchill Archives Centre has released a short film (free to embed) commemorating the...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 30 Jul 2014


Folic acid deficiency can affect the health of great, great grandchildren

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Folic acid deficiency can cause severe health problems in offspring, including spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities. A study out today reveals that a mutation...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 4 Oct 2013


Forget walking... tiny insect jumps on water

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An insect not much bigger than a grain of rice is able to repeatedly jump on the surface of water using specialised paddles on their hind legs, new research reveals.

The pygmy...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 15 Mar 2013


From Punnett to personal genomics: a century of genetics in Cambridge

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The Balfour Chair of Genetics was established at Cambridge in 1912. As part of its centenary celebrations the Department of Genetics has produced a short film following the...

Collection: Research Horizons

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Tue 12 Mar 2013


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