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Whittle Lab research key for accelerating the development of zero-carbon flight, says Prince of Wales

Yesterday HRH The Prince of Wales gave the opening address to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Turbo Expo conference, the largest annual conference on the subject of flight and land-based power generation, due to have been held in London earlier this year but which is being held online due to the pandemic.

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Astronomers discover the first ‘ultrahot Neptune’: one of nature’s improbable planets

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has discovered a new class of planet, an ‘ultrahot Neptune’, orbiting the nearby star LTT 9779.

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University pays tribute to Bill Gates Sr., founding Gates Cambridge Trustee

The Cambridge University community is saddened to hear of the death of Bill Gates Sr., who was instrumental in creating the Gates Cambridge Trust with a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that remains the largest single gift Cambridge has ever received.

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Extent of India’s COVID nudge campaign revealed

The Government of India’s use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study suggests.

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World’s largest-ever DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren’t all Scandinavian

Invaders, pirates, warriors – the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond.

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Syrian refugee health workers can help Europe cope with COVID-19

Employing displaced Syrian healthcare workers is a 'win-win' for both host communities and refugees as it would strengthen national health services and allow highly-skilled medics to “get on with their lives, rather than just get by”, according to a network of UK academics.

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Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Migrants arrested for tending plants in the flats, houses and attics where cannabis is grown in bulk are often victims of trafficking and 'debt bondage' – yet many are not recognised as such by police, according to a new study.

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Hints of life discovered on Venus

A UK-led team of astronomers has discovered a rare molecule – phosphine – in the clouds of Venus, pointing to the possibility of extra-terrestrial ‘aerial’ life.

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ARPA-type funding gives green technology an ‘innovation advantage’, study finds

Startups funded by US agency ARPA-E file patents at twice the rate of similar cleantech firms. The UK should trial its own climate-focused ARPA as part of COVID-19 recovery package, argues a Cambridge professor.

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Cambridge helps launch £10m Trinity Challenge to protect the world against future pandemics

The University of Cambridge has joined a coalition of some of the world’s leading businesses and academic and tech institutions to launch The Trinity Challenge. This global challenge provides a £10m prize fund for breakthrough solutions to make sure one billion more people are better protected against health emergencies.

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