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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!

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