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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2022
7 Jun 2022

VividQ

VividQ is a Cambridge, UK-based firm which focuses on developing IP for computer-generated holography, both for software and optical engine hardware. Its method of generating holograms is efficient on common GPUs and its display solutions may be constructed from off-the-shelf hardware. The key use cases it targets are AR wearables and automotive HUDs.
26 May 2022

Secret to Treating Achilles Heel of Alternatives to Silicon Solar

A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites - cheaper alternative materials for solar cells - are also responsible for structural changes in the material that lead to degradation.
23 May 2022

Low Cost Battery-Like Device Absorbs CO2 Emissions While it Charges

Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
17 May 2022

Reliable and Renewable Biological Photovoltaic Cell

Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year - and counting - using nothing but ambient light and water. Their system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.
9 May 2022

Taste of the Future: Robot Chef Learns to 'Taste As You Go'

A robot 'chef' has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it's sufficiently seasoned. The results could be useful in the development of automated or semi-automated food preparation by helping robots to learn what tastes good and what doesn't, making them better cooks.
11 Apr 2022

Echion Technologies

Echion Technologies are a UK start-up developing mixed niobium oxide anodes for high power, long life Li-ion batteries.
8 Apr 2022

Nyobolt

Nyobolt are a UK-based start-up developing fast-charging Li-ion batteries.
15 Mar 2022

Drug Incorporated Into Silicone Coating Reduces Reaction to Implants

Long-term use of implantable electronic medical devices - such as pacemakers and cochlear implants - is hampered by the body's reaction to foreign bodies. Now, in a study in mice has shown that this reaction can be dramatically reduced by incorporating an anti-inflammatory drug into the silicone coating around the implant.
1 Mar 2022

Sorex

Sorex is a gas sensor company spun out of the University of Cambridge, seeking to commercialise acoustic wave sensor research for air quality and medical markets, including mobiles and wearables.
22 Feb 2022

Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt

Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.
16 Feb 2022

Fully Woven Smart Display

Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.
2021
21 Dec 2021

PlatformE acquires Catalyst AI to Make Sustainable Fashion a Reality

PlatformE has acquired Catalyst AI, an artificial intelligence company based in Cambridge, UK. The deal will see Catalyst AI's machine learning tools for optimising fashion supply chains bolster PlatformE's services for efficient on-demand and made-to-order fashion.
11 Nov 2021

20 Airlines Commit to Use New Technologies to Minimize Climate Impact

20 airline members of the World Economic Forum's Target True Zero initiative committed to utilizing new technologies, such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid aircraft, to address the challenge of climate change. The development and delivery of novel propulsion technologies - powered by sustainable energy sources - were highlighted as key towards helping the aviation industry minimize its environmental impact.
29 Oct 2021

'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes

A new carbon-based air filtration nanomaterial capable of capturing and destroying various viruses, including animal coronavirus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - has been developed by scientists and engineers.
26 Aug 2021

New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.
8 Jul 2021

Intellegens Launches Machine Learning Package for 3D Printing

Deep learning software specialist Intellegens has enhanced its solution for Additive Manufacturing with the launch of a new Alchemite AM Package.
29 Jun 2021

Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery. The device uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques, ultra-thin electronics and microfluidics.
28 Jun 2021

Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet

Tossing worn-out solar panels into landfills may soon become electronics waste history. Designing a recycling strategy for a new, forthcoming generation of photovoltaic solar cells - made from metal halide perovskites, a family of crystalline materials with structures like the natural mineral calcium titanate - will add a stronger dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.
24 Jun 2021

Porotech

Porotech is a spin-out from the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride in the Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.
25 May 2021

Graphene Flagship spin-off Qurv Will Develop Imaging Technology

Qurv was founded to develop graphene-enabled wide-spectrum image sensor technologies for next-generation computer vision applications, bringing unprecedented intelligence to products and services.