Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice chaired the first Vice-Chancellor’s Dialogues

The Vice-Chancellor’s Dialogues: Is assisted dying compassionate, or dangerous for society?

On Wednesday 8 November Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice chaired the first Vice-Chancellor’s Dialogues. The event launched a series of dialogues about some of the most difficult issues of our time.
Polar Stratospheric Clouds, also called mother of pearl clouds

Why do climate models underestimate polar warming? ‘Invisible clouds’ could be the answer

Stratospheric clouds over the Arctic may explain the differences seen between the polar warming calculated by climate models and actual recordings, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge and UNSW Sydney.
Modelling a sailboat in virtual reality.

Machine learning gives users ‘superhuman’ ability to open and control tools in virtual reality

Researchers have developed a virtual reality application where a range of 3D modelling tools can be opened and controlled using just the movement of a user’s hand. 

Experts predict ‘catastrophic ecosystem collapse’ of UK forests within the next 50 years if action not taken

Other threats to UK forests include competition with society for water, viral diseases, and extreme weather affecting forest management.
Coronavirus newspaper headline montage

“Get back to school” headlines eroded teacher wellbeing during the pandemic

Intense public pressure on teachers to “get back to school” during the COVID-19 lockdowns deepened an already widespread sense that they were undervalued, and left some actively rethinking their careers, research shows.
Students studying online.

Cambridge provides English learning platform for Ukraine

People in Ukraine will be able to improve their English using an online learning platform specially developed by the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press & Assessment, and technology companies Amazon Web Services and Catalyst IT.
Chimpanzees are seen attentively listening to other chimpanzees heard at some distance in the West African forests of Côte d’Ivoire, studied as part of research by the Taï Chimpanzee Project

Chimpanzees use hilltops to conduct reconnaissance on rival groups

Research on neighbouring chimpanzee communities in the forests of West Africa suggests a warfare tactic not previously seen beyond humans is regularly used by our closest evolutionary relatives.
Street view images of Cambridge houses showing building features contributing to HtD identification

AI trained to identify least green homes by Cambridge researchers

First of its kind AI-model can help policymakers efficiently identify and prioritize houses for retrofitting and other decarbonizing measures.
Dr Paul Calleja, Director of Dawn AI Service (left) and Professor Richard McMahon, Chair of Cambridge Research Computing Advisory Group and UKRI Dawn Principal Investigator (right) in front of Dawn.

Cambridge, Intel and Dell join forces on UK’s fastest AI supercomputer

The Cambridge Open Zettascale Lab is hosting Dawn, the UK’s fastest artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer, which has been built by the University of Cambridge Research Computing Services, Intel and Dell Technologies.
The feet of a man suffering from gout.

Cancer drug could hold hope for treating inflammatory diseases including gout and heart diseases

A cancer drug currently in the final stages of clinical trials could offer hope for the treatment of a wide range of inflammatory diseases, including gout, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and atrial fibrillation, say scientists at the University of Cambridge.


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