Mess is best: disordered structure of battery-like devices improves performance

The energy density of supercapacitors – battery-like devices that can charge in seconds or a few minutes – can be improved by increasing the ‘messiness’ of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~6 min

Steven Barrett appointed Regius Professor of Engineering

An expert on the environmental impacts of aviation, Barrett joins the University of Cambridge from MIT.

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April 17, 2024 ~4 min


Artificial Intelligence beats doctors in accurately assessing eye problems

A study has found that the AI model GPT-4 significantly exceeds the ability of non-specialist doctors to assess eye problems and provide advice.

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April 17, 2024 ~5 min

Interspecies competition led to even more forms of ancient human – defying evolutionary trends in vertebrates

Competition between species played a major role in the rise and fall of hominins, and produced a “bizarre” evolutionary pattern for the Homo lineage.

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April 17, 2024 ~6 min

AI speeds up drug design for Parkinson’s ten-fold

Researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques to massively accelerate the search for Parkinson’s disease treatments.

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April 17, 2024 ~5 min

Study unpicks why childhood maltreatment continues to impact on mental and physical health into adulthood

Childhood maltreatment can continue to have an impact long into adulthood because of how it effects an individual’s risk of poor physical health and traumatic

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April 11, 2024 ~4 min

Pork labelling schemes ‘not helpful’ in making informed buying choices, say researchers

Farmers don’t have to choose between lowering environmental impact and improving welfare for their pigs, a new study has found: it is possible to do both. But

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April 11, 2024 ~5 min

Four Cambridge researchers awarded prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grants

The funding provides leading senior researchers with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, curiosity-driven projects that could lead to major scientific

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April 11, 2024 ~6 min


Collections-based research and innovation receives vital investment from Research England

Research England has supported nine of the University’s museums and collections with £3m a year of Higher Education Museums, Galleries and Collections (HEMG)

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April 9, 2024 ~4 min

Scientists identify rare gene variants that confer up to 6-fold increase in risk of obesity

Cambridge researchers have identified genetic variants in two genes that have some of the largest impacts on obesity risk discovered to date.

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April 4, 2024 ~5 min

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