Cambridge Science Festival 2016

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Created: 2016-03-15 13:18
Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications
Description: The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Each year, the Festival welcomes visitors to hundreds of events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region. In addition, over 150 people volunteer their time to act as stewards to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable Festival experience.

http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/
 

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A history of the ARM Architecture, and the lessons learned while building it

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Clever solutions find inconvenient truths: a history of the ARM Architecture, and the lessons learned while building it.

Richard Grisenthwaite, Lead Architect and Fellow at...

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Created: Tue 15 Mar 2016


Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine

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Can we build a machine that can solve any problem? How can we break a code others believe unbreakable? Why do leopards have spots and zebras stripes? These questions were all...

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Created: Tue 15 Mar 2016


Big data: the missing link

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As Big Data Chief Architect at Deloitte in the City, Chartered Engineer in France, MIT and Stanford Ignite, Adrien Arculeo will share some of the insights he has gleaned from the...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


Biomimetic materials: re-thinking how we build stuff

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Looking at the upwardly growing skyline of London, it’s easy to identify the two materials best-loved by civil engineers: steel and concrete. Since the dawn of the Industrial...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


Brain, body and mind: new directions in the neuroscience and philosophy of consciousness

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How conscious is my dog? Can robots become conscious? Are people in a vegetative state conscious? Philosopher Professor Tim Crane and neuroscientist Dr Srivas Chennu look into our...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


Can iPods grow on trees?

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Technology doesn’t grow on trees… does it? In fact, biology makes its own versions of batteries, displays and processors, using very tiny nanoscale components. Could mimicking...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


CHOCOLATOLOGY!

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he spectacular science of chocolate. The BBC’s Gastronaut Stefan Gates and UCL’s Prof Andrea Sella present the most delicious show on earth, full of meltingly edible...

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Created: Tue 22 Mar 2016


Curiosity, chloroform and cobra poison: what Darwin did next

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When Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, he was only fifty and most of his publications lay ahead. The rest of his life can be seen as a one long research programme...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


Happier and healthier with smartphone data

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Smartphones are increasingly powerful, sensor-rich, and personal devices. Could they also help us to become happier and healthier? In this talk, I will briefly discuss how...

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Created: Tue 15 Mar 2016


How old are you really?

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You may have been told your 'heart-age' or your 'lung-age', but what does this mean? Professor David Spiegelhalter shows how we can use statistical analysis to assess your 'real...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


How to train your robot

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We live in a world surrounded by computers, and increasingly also robotics. But how do we get these machines to do what we want? Find out with Philip Garsed and Rachel Garsed in...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


I'm just big-boned... in search of the world's largest bones

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Join evolutionary biologist and broadcaster Ben Garrod as he explores the animal kingdom from the inside out, from the smallest skeleton on Earth to the biggest. In his talk on...

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Created: Tue 22 Mar 2016


Intelligence and learning in brains and machines

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What is intelligence? What is learning? Can we build computers and robots that learn? How much information does the brain store? How does mathematics help us answer these...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


Killing cancer

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Each year, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 8 million people die of the disease. These numbers are increasing and will reach 22 million annual worldwide cancer...

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Created: Mon 4 Apr 2016


Knowledge for nature

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Is the key to effective conservation, collective knowledge? Dr Mike Rands, Professor Bill Adams, Dr Juliet Vickery and Dr Matt Walpole discuss whether combining knowledge enables...

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Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Wed 30 Mar 2016


Maths' greatest unsolved puzzles

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While mathematicians are undoubtedly brilliant, there are still questions they can't answer. Every mathematical question is a puzzle and there'll be plenty of puzzles for you to...

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Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Tue 15 Mar 2016


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