University of Cambridge, Dept of Physics

University of Cambridge, Dept of Physics

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The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.
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2021
18 Jan 2021

Machine Learning Making Light Work of AM Aerospace Alloys

Machine learning technology will be used to make the additive manufacturing process of metallic alloys for aerospace cheaper and faster, encouraging production of lightweight, energy-efficient aircraft to support net zero targets for aviation.
2020
28 Nov 2020

Plessey Semiconductors

Plessey is a UK-based working on MicroLEDs based on GaN-on-silicon technology. Plessey operates 150 mm and 200 mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of products. The company provides illuminators for display engines (Digital Micro-mirror Device DMD and LCOS) and full-field emissive microLED displays that combine very high density RGB pixel arrays with high-performance in-house developed CMOS backplanes to produce high brightness, low power and high frame rate image sources for head mounted displays (HMDs), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems.
25 Nov 2020

Graphene Innovation in Finland

Starting from the joint interest of Nokia and Finnish research institutes, soon after the experimental discovery of graphene and related materials in 2004, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland began developing its research in this area and now plays a vital role in the Graphene Flagship.
19 Nov 2020

New Green Materials Could Power Smart Devices Using Ambient Light

Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.
12 Nov 2020

Composites For a Greener Future

Composites and coatings are one of the most versatile areas of graphene technology. The Graphene Flagship's research projects on composites and coatings show great promise, and their innovative applications could help solve some of Europe's most pressing environmental challenges.
8 Nov 2020

Intellegens (Drug discovery)

Intellegens is a data analytics company focused on accelerating innovation through the use of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly deep learning (DL).
3 Nov 2020

WearOptimo's Strategic Partnership Agreement With Aspen Medical

A key milestone on our commercial journey was reached today with the announcement of a partnership between WearOptimo and Aspen Medical. WearOptimo is now engaged with Aspen Medical for the development and distribution of particular Microwearable sensors in key markets.
9 Oct 2020

3D Printed "Invisible" Fibres Sense Breath, Sound, Biological Cells

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can 'smell, hear and touch' - making it particularly useful for health monitoring, Internet of Things and biosensing applications.
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 2)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 1)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.
8 Sep 2020

Avalon AI

Founded in 2015, London-based Avalon AI claims that it uses ML to identify potential signs of brain degeneration from brain (MRI) scans.
24 Aug 2020

Coffee Stains Inspire Optimal Printing Technique for Electronics

Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented scales.
21 Aug 2020

Microsoft

Microsoft's Project InnerEye is an ongoing research project that uses ML techniques to build tools for the automatic, quantitative analysis of three-dimensional radiological images.
10 Aug 2020

Jaguar Land Rover Develops Contactless Touchscreen to Fight Bacteria

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers' eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and virusesin a post COVID-19 world.
6 Aug 2020

Tinted Solar Panels Could Boost Farm Incomes

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously, bringing the prospect of higher incomes for farmers and maximising use of agricultural land.
29 Jul 2020

Bringing Graphene and New Materials to Market

Remember the computer triode? Unless you're an early-tech enthusiast, it's unlikely. Used as switches in the first electronic computers, these vacuum tubes consumed a great deal of power. They were unreliable and upon the invention of silicon chips, were quickly replaced. A new material has the potential to shift entire industries. Here, Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation of the Graphene Flagship explains how graphene is set to do the same.
22 Jul 2020

Photo-Rechargable Zinc-Ion Devices Merge Solar Cell and Battery Tech

Scientists have made a battery that can be directly charged in sunlight without needing an external solar panel. Clever design of the battery electrodes facilitates photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries that could find applications as cheap devices for off-grid solar farms.
10 Jun 2020

Robot Chef Trained to Make Omelettes

A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good.
18 May 2020

AI to Detect Tell-Tale Coronavirus Sounds in our Speech

A recording of a cough, the noise of a person's breathing or even the sound of their voice could be used to help diagnose patients with Covid-19 in the future.
14 Apr 2020

3D Printed Corals Could Improve Bioenergy and Help Coral Reefs

Researchers have 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic algae. Their results open the door to new bio-inspired materials and their applications for coral conservation.