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Technologies that will allow fire crews to see through smoke and dust, computers to solve previously unsolvable computational problems, construction projects to image unmapped voids like old mine workings, and cameras that will let vehicles ‘see’ around corners are just some of the developments already taking place in the UK.
University of Cambridge Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Relations Eilis Ferran attended the inaugural two-day Paris summit of the U7+ Alliance of universities from 18 countries across the globe this week. 

Find out about the Centre for Natural Material Innovation's proposals for timber skyscrapers, which were exhibited at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in early July.

Philip Carella (left) & Sebastian Schornack (right) at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have uncovered striking similarities in how two distantly related plants defend themselves against pathogens despite splitting from their common ancestor more than 400 million years ago.
An innovative joint venture launched today by the University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council is opening up new opportunities for full fibre networks to expand Cambridgeshire’s digital infrastructure.
Holly Pacey is a PhD candidate in the High Energy Physics Group based at the Cavendish Laboratory, and works on the ATLAS experiment. She spent the 2017-18 academic year working at CERN in Geneva, which operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. 
Artist's impression of the Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute
Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, announced on 10 July 2019 a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).
This year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas explores the theme of change, from radical action on global heating to what makes us human in an age of Artificial Intelligence.
A ‘radical’ plan by three members of the same family to boost UK growth has been named as one of the first winners of the £100,000 Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Economics Prize, one of the world’s largest prizes in the discipline.
Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found.

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