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The Internet of Stings: research will probe privacy and legal concerns of smart devices

What happens to all the sensitive personal information our smart devices collect from us? Where does the data picked up by our smart watches, speakers and TVs go, who has access to it and how is it used?

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Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ hint at treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Cambridge researchers have developed ‘mini brains’ that allow them to study a fatal and untreatable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia – and for the first time have been able to grow these for almost a year.

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‘Generation lockdown’ needs targeted help-to-work policies – global report

Nations the world over are guilty of “policy inertia” when it comes to supporting young people who lost work or will struggle to enter the labour market as a result of the pandemic, according to new University of Cambridge research.

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Cambridge Enterprise invests in a technology start-up aiming to cut CO₂ emissions by gigatonnes

The investment will accelerate the development of AI technology start-up Carbon Re to help the global cement industry and other energy-intensive industries reach net zero targets.

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Europeans want climate action but show little appetite for radical lifestyle change

Europeans want urgent action on climate change but remain committed meat-eaters and question policy proposals such as banning the sale of new petrol vehicles after 2030, according to a new poll from the YouGov-Cambridge Centre for Public Opinion Research that surveyed environmental attitudes in seven European countries...

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Cambridge physicists announce results that boost evidence for new fundamental physics

Results announced by the LHCb experiment at CERN have revealed further hints for phenomena that cannot be explained by our current theory of fundamental physics.

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Delhi outbreak highlights challenge of herd immunity in the face of Delta variant

The severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Delhi, India, in 2021 showed not only that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV2 is extremely transmissible but that it can infect individuals previously infected by a different variant of the coronavirus, say a team of international scientists writing in Science .

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Mito warriors: how T cell assassins reload their weapons to kill and kill again

Cambridge researchers have discovered how T cells – an important component of our immune system – are able to keep on killing as they hunt down and kill cancer cells, repeatedly reloading their toxic weapons.

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Tree-dwelling mammals survived after asteroid strike destroyed forests

An asteroid strike 66 million years ago wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs and devastated the Earth’s forests, but tree-dwelling ancestors of primates may have survived it, according to a new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution .

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Film: Sir Partha Dasgupta on "our most precious asset"

Following on from his ground-breaking report published earlier this year, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta outlines the radical shift in thinking required to reshape global economies in a sustainable way.

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