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Amazon Continues to Invest in Cambridge by Creating a New Team Focussed on Amazon Scout
September 28, 2020
Amazon is creating a new team at its Cambridge Development Centre to work on research and development of the company’s autonomous electric delivery robots.
Cambridge Entrepreneur One of Four Winners in Women4climate Tech Challenge 2020
September 23, 2020
A female entrepreneur from Cambridge is one of four winners of the second Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020.
Over 75% of Space Junk from Unknown Origins
September 20, 2020
The human race’s continual quest to advance technologically knows no bounds. But the sad reality is that it often comes at the cost of natural environments. Important habitats destroyed, oceans full of plastic waste, the list goes on…
Cambridge researchers develop wireless device that makes clean fuel from Co2 and sunlight
August 28, 2020
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a standalone, wireless device that can convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel. The researchers say the breakthrough is a massive step towards achieving large-scale artificial photosynthesis
Scientists Use Orange Peel to Extract Valuable Metals from Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries
August 28, 2020
You could be forgiven for thinking that lithium-ion batteries — like the ones found in smartphones, laptops, electric mobility vehicles and more — are no longer much good once they have lost their charge. However, the reality is they still contain lots of valuable metals, such as lithium, cobalt, manganese and nickel, which can be recovered and recycled.
UK and Japanese Engineers Shatter Internet Speed Record
August 25, 2020
Engineers from the United Kingdom and Japan have set an incredible new Internet speed record of 178 terabits per second (Tb/s). That’s 178,000,000 megabits a second, fast enough to download the entire Netflix library in the blink of an eye!
Introducing Theia: The Handheld Robotic Guide Dog
August 6, 2020
Guide dogs provide visually impaired individuals with many benefits. However, they aren’t always appropriate, with cost, space and allergies all potential barriers to ownership. But a new technology being developed at Loughborough University could see all a guide dog’s functions channelled into a handheld, robotic device for the visually impaired.
The Tiny Camera That Can Take 3D Pictures Inside Your Blood Vessels
July 24, 2020
A team led by the University of Adelaide and the University of Stuttgart has used 3D micro-printing to create the world’s smallest imaging device, capable of going inside blood vessels.
JLR and Cambridge University Develop Touchless Touchscreen Technology
July 24, 2020
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the University of Cambridge are collaborating on the development of a new contactless touchscreen technology, which is designed to promote safer driving and reduce the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses in a post-COVID world.
Huawei Given Nod for 1bn Cambridgeshire R&D Facility
June 29, 2020
Huawei has been given the go-ahead by South Cambridgeshire District Council to build a £1bn research and development facility nine miles outside of Cambridge. Voting nine to one in Huawei’s favour on Thursday 25th June, councillors approved planning permission for the 53-acre site in Sawston, which Huawei will develop with a view to moving its operation from Ipswich to Cambridge.
Delivery Drones Could Quadruple Their Effective Range Using Buses Stanford Study
June 26, 2020
How do you extend the range of a drone? Put it on a bus, of course!

Now, while you might be thinking that we’re joking, that’s actually one of the findings to come out of new research from Stanford University.
University Of Cambridge Announces AI & Machine Learning Accelerator Programme
June 25, 2020
In an attempt to equip non-Computer Science students with valuable machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) skills, the University Of Cambridge has announced a new accelerator programme.
UK Leading the World in Online Safety Tech
June 9, 2020
Online safety tech is helping to make the Internet a safer place for millions of people and the UK is leading the way when it comes to innovation. Indeed, companies based in UK cities including London, Leeds, Cambridge and Edinburgh make up 25% of the global market share for safety tech products, an independent report reveals.
What Will Office Life Be like in a Post-COVID World?
June 9, 2020
Right now, many offices around the UK are sitting empty while staff are furloughed or working from home. But in time, the COVID-19 crisis will end and the lockdown situation will be eased and that means people will start, in theory, returning to their places of work.
The ground-breaking Terminator rubber that can heal itself
June 9, 2020
How frustrating is it when you’re driving along in your car and you suddenly get a puncture? It’s inconvenient at best and an absolute nightmare at worst, especially if you have no idea how to change your tyre!
5 Tips to Help You Ace Online Job Interviews
April 27, 2020
While the current COVID-19 outbreak has caused a lot of uncertainty and economic turmoil, there are companies out there that are still hiring at the moment. But with staying at home now the new temporary norm, many recruiting managers have taken to conducting online interviews instead of the more traditional face-to-face kind.
4 Ways to Use the Time Right Now to Up Your Job Hunting Game
April 15, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak means most people are at home wondering how everything is going to eventually play out. The lack of a daily commute also means most of us have more time on our hands right now than ever before. So if you’ve been considering looking for a new job, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Japanese Team Develops Plant-based Plastic That Biodegrades in the Ocean
March 30, 2020
Unless we do something radical, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean (by weight) than fish. That was the stark warning issued in a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation back in December 2017.
Cambridge Attracted More Tech Investment than London in 2019
March 23, 2020
Cambridge attracted four times as much tech investment as London in 2019, further highlighting how the university city is quickly emerging as the UK’s Silicon Valley, new figures show.
Cambridge Scientists Develop World First App to Aid Type 1 Diabetes Management
March 20, 2020
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a smartphone app to significantly ease the burden of living with type 1 diabetes.
New Supercapacitor Could Lead to Electric Vehicles Charging in Just 10 Minutes
February 29, 2020
Supercapacitors charge almost instantly and have much longer lifespans than Li-ion batteries, but they typically can only store tiny amounts of power. Batteries, on the other hand, can hold large amounts of power, but take ages to fully charge – one of the biggest challenges with electric vehicles.
British Biotech Firm Releases GM Moths to Help Curb Crop Damage
February 29, 2020
Scientists have created a genetically modified (GM) male diamondback moth in an attempt to dramatically curb the billions of pounds worth of damage it wreaks every year on crops.
World's Strongest Robotic Hand Can Gracefully Play the Piano with Its Human-like Fingers
February 24, 2020
With enough strength to handle objects three times its own weight, the robotic hand below is touted as the “world’s strongest” by its makers. However, it’s not all about strength, as this robotic hand is gentle and dexterous enough to gracefully play a piano, serve a glass of water and even hold eggs.
Top Tech Job Hunting Tips for 2020
January 28, 2020
January is a popular month for job seekers, as individuals use the start of the New Year to look at their current career paths and contemplate whether they want to change them.
Introducing Wahu: The Adaptive Sole for your Shoes
January 28, 2020
From smart watches to fitness trackers to smart glasses and more, wearable tech has firmly established itself as a significant part of our lives. But how far will it all go? How about some ‘smart’ adaptive soles for your shoes!? Here’s Wahu…
MarsCat: The Interactive Robotic Pet for Feline Fans
December 30, 2019
It’s more than 20 years since Sony’s Aibo robotic dog was released (yes, it was really that long ago!) and a recent reboot of the lovable ‘pet’ proved that interactive companions are still popular. But what if you’re more of a cat person?
From Tiny David to Impressive Building: Is There Anything 3D Printing Can't Do?
December 24, 2019
Are there any limits to what can and cannot be made using a 3D printer? Apparently not when you consider the two amazing creations we’re about to tell you about.
New App from Cambridge Firm Set to End Queuing at the Bar
December 18, 2019
Christmas is literally just around the corner and for many that will mean patronising a busy bar or two for Festive works drinks. An inevitable part of this annual ritual is queuing up and sometimes walking away with the wrong order.
Epidermal VR: The touchy feely Virtual Reality tech
November 30, 2019
Virtual Reality (VR) technology immerses a user inside a computer-generated experience, allowing them to see, hear and interact with amazing 3D worlds. But the extent to which people have been able to physically feel those worlds has, until now, been pretty limited.
Unocup: The foldable paper cup that doesn't need a plastic lid
December 2, 2019
Plastic is a super convenient material, there’s no denying that, which is why we’ve come to rely on it to make everything from containers to drinking straws and mobile phones to vacuum cleaners. But our (over) reliance on plastic isn’t without environmental costs.
Smart contact lenses: We've seen the future (and it's awesome)
November 26, 2019
Contact lenses are nothing new. In fact, people have been wearing them for hundreds of years to help correct their vision. These small, thin discs of transparent material are usually custom-shaped and carefully formed to ensure they perfectly fit a person’s cornea.
Trimbot: The garden maintenance robot that prunes & trims (so you dont have to)
October 31, 2019
British Summer Time has just ended (did you remember to turn your clocks back?), which means we’re back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) until next March. The clocks going back also means we are edging ever closer to winter and if you’re a homeowner with a garden, you’ll know that the prep work you do now really matters before the colder weather hits.
Swarm of tiny drones could save lives by exploring unknown environments
October 31, 2019
Exploring unknown and hazardous environments always presents a challenge. Burning buildings, for example, are dangerous to navigate, but if there are people trapped inside, it’s a risk our brave rescue teams often have to take.
Cambridge-based team creates artificial leaf capable of producing clean fuel
October 31, 2019
Scientists have created an artificial leaf that can mimic photosynthesis, allowing it to turn sunlight carbon dioxide and water into energy.
Less than a quarter of young people understand what engineers do (and it's adding to the talent shortfall)
October 2, 2019
A significant proportion of young people do not know what a career in engineering entails, new research from EngineeringUK has revealed. It’s a reality that has “far-reaching implications”, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Cambridge-developed oral smart pill for dogs takes samples as it passes through them
September 30, 2019
If you’re a pet food manufacturer, what’s the best way to improve your products? By asking an innovative tech company to develop a smart pill that can be eaten by animals and which takes samples as it progresses through their bodies, of course.
Facebook wants to read your mind (no really, it does)
September 30, 2019
Until now, it’s our fingers that have been the things that connect us with computers physically, whether we’re typing on our keyboards or swiping on our mobile devices.
BodyNet: A new generation of wearable health tech
August 27, 2019
Apps that keep track of what you eat and monitor your steps each day are two-a-penny – and that’s great because it encourages more and more of us to proactively look after our health.
Introducing the BoringPhone: The Minimalist smartphone
August 27, 2019
How many times do you look at your smartphone on an average day? For many people, their smartphones are the first thing they reach for when they wake up and the last thing they put down at night.
Worlds first raspberry-picking robot shows what its capable of
August 27, 2019
In a world first, a robot that can pick raspberries has been developed by Fieldwork Robotics, a spinout company from the University of Plymouth. Could the future of fruit picking be decidedly autonomous?
How to Write a Resignation Letter: A 3-Step Guide
June 28, 2019
Find out how to write a resignation letter in just three steps that is graceful, professional and allows you to move on to pastures new with your reputation and relationships intact.
Cover letter writing tips - how to get noticed
May 28, 2019
Writing a cover letter can be daunting but it’s so important. Get it right and there’s a good chance your CV will get reviewed. Get it wrong and you might not even get a reply (let alone an interview).
Know Your Rights At Work
April 10, 2019
Do you know your rights at work?
How To Optimise LinkedIn For Your Job Search
March 13, 2019
Here are 10 ways to get your LinkedIn profile optimised and heading in the right direction!
8 tips to help you nail that job interview!
January 23, 2019
8 tips to help you nail that job interview!
Job hunting tips for the festive season
December 6, 2018
Although Christmas is usually a time to wind down and enjoy time with friends and family, it doesn’t mean that your job search should come to an abrupt end. In fact, Christmas and New Year can be a great time to perfect your CV, search for jobs, make applications and practice your interview skills
Your top 5 CV FAQ's answered
November 20, 2018
Your CV is the first chance you get to make a good impression on a potential employer so make sure you spend time and effort getting it right to increase your chances of securing an interview!
Cambridge United Competition
November 1, 2018
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Wild Motorcycle !
August 16, 2018
Tarso Marques designs and builds concept motorcycles. His latest creation uses a Rolls Royce aircraft engine and has stunning design lines
World Cup Merchandise up for grabs
July 6, 2018
World Cup football is in full flow and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is hoping to score a big fundraising boost by auctioning merchandise signed by Pelé, Gordon Banks and Patrick Kluivert
First driverless cars, now driverless motorcycles ... but why?
July 6, 2018
AB Dynamics are developing a range of autonomous systems for vehicle control. To fully test the avoidance capabilities of their system, they have developed a self driving motorbike !
Let your Business Card show your talent !
June 13, 2018
AB Dynamics are developing a range of autonomous systems for vehicle control. To fully test the avoidance capabilities of their system, they have developed a self driving motorbike
Opportunities For Inventors
June 8, 2018
Cambridge University are looking for inventors with new ideas or technologies
Wing Flapping Robot flies gracefully
May 4, 2018
Engineers in Germany have created this impressive flying 'flapping wing' robot

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