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Last updated: October 20th 2017 (posted in order of date notification received)
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Stephen Toope (Vice-Chancellor) discusses the University's new campaign ‘Breaking the Silence – Cambridge speaks out against sexual misconduct’. Cambridge News
Coverage of a study from Beverley Glover (Department of Plant Sciences/Botanic Garden) and Silvia Vignolini (Department of Chemistry) on how flowers scatter light to create a ‘blue halo’ effect that helps bees. Guardian BBC Radio 4 Today (starts 2h 47m 10s) Times (subscription) Associated Press Itv Daily Mail Science Daily Nature AFP Discover News24 Technology Yahoo Atlantic Japan Times France 24
Edward Oughton (Cambridge Judge Business School) discusses solar storms. Scientific American
Hans van de Ven (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) discusses his new book China at War: triumph and tragedy in the emergence of the new China 1937-1952. BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking (starts at 23m 15s)
India Unboxed and the Festival of Ideas photographic exhibition based on a study led by Bhaskar Vira, (Department of Geography) explores the challenges facing water systems in the Himalayas. Hindustan Times
Mike Hulme (Department of Geography) discusses extreme weather. New Statesman
Emma Liu (Department of Earth Sciences) talks about the cyclic behaviour of Guatemalan volcanoes. Scientific American
Mark Elliott (Faculty of Law) discusses Brexit. Atlantic
Catherine Barnard (Faculty of Law) discusses the future of foreign workforces in the UK. Business Insider
Rebecca Thomas (Faculty of English) discusses when the inhabitants of Wales became Welsh. Independent
Mary Beard (Faculty of Classics) discusses social and cultural gestures used in ancient Rome. BBC
Graham Gudgin (Cambridge Judge Business School) discusses Brexit negotiations. Spectator
Barak Kushner (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) comments on the international popularity of ramen noodles. Japan Times
Cambridge Festival of Ideas begins today. Nursery World
Further coverage of the archaeology dig led by Yannis Galanakis (Faculty of Classics/Sidney Sussex College) which uncovered an intact Bronze Age tomb in Greece. Times (subscription)
Sun Yifan (Faculty of Education) discusses why some Chinese parents are turning away from mainstream education. Economist
Gerry Gilmore (Institute of Astronomy) discusses the Gaia project, which will release 3D coordinates for more than 1 billion Milky Way objects in April 2018. Science
Further coverage of Victoria Bateman (Gonville and Caius College), Clara Starrsjo (Gonville and Caius College) and Paulin Nusser (Magdalene College) discussing the lack of women in economics. BBC
Statement co-authored by Robbie Duschinsky (Department of Public Health and Primary Care) highlights the use and limitations of a classification known as 'Disorganised Infant Attachment'. Science Daily
The Earl of Wessex opens the new West Court at Jesus College. Cambridge News
Study co-authored by Andrew Balmford (Department of Zoology) compares the environmental footprint of conservationists to those of other groups. Telegraph Times (subscription) Yahoo Daily Mail Phys.Org
Catherine Barnard (Faculty of Law) discusses the European Court of Justice. Business Insider
Feature article on Eddington, the North West Cambridge Development. Building Design (subscription)
Stephen Cave and colleagues (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence) talk about artificial intelligence. New Scientist
Victoria Bateman (Gonville and Caius College), Clara Starrsjo (Gonville and Caius College) and Paulin Nusser (Magdalene College) discuss the lack of women in Economics. BBC World Service Business Daily (starts 2m 10s)
Article profiles Ian Hosking (Engineering Design Centre), who works on accessible technology. Huffington Post
Carol Humphrey (Fitzwilliam Museum) talks about an exhibition showcasing sewing samplers as documents of lives of ordinary middle and lower class women in the 17th and 18th centuries. Hyperallergic
Further coverage of Fumiya Iida (Department of Engineering) discussing human-like robots. Independent
Further coverage of Anne Dobrée (Cambridge Enterprise) and Belinda Bell (Cambridge Social Ventures) talking about jointly running a pilot programme to increase social investment. Cambridge News
Margaret Thatcher’s personal papers for 1987 open to the public today at the Churchill Archives Centre. Telegraph Guardian Guardian Times Daily Mail Metro Sun Mirror Express Scotsman iNews Aol Yorkshire Post
Carlos Caldas (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute) discusses the use of patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) in cancer therapy. Nature
Anne Dobree (Cambridge Enterprise) and Belinda Bell (Cambridge Social Ventures) talk about Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge Social Ventures at the Cambridge Judge Business School running a pilot programme designed to invest in businesses making a positive social or environmental impact. Business Weekly
Fumiya Iida (Department of Engineering) discusses human-like robots. Cambridge News
Ann Dobrée (Cambridge Enterprise) discusses their outreach to alumni working in biotech and tech in the Bay Area. Business Weekly
Andy Martin (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages) discusses a new publication Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956. Independent
Further coverage of a study led by Eske Willerslev (Department of Zoology/St John’s College) which found that prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding. Economic Times Science Daily
Further coverage of a study led by Charlotte Houldcroft (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute/Biological Anthropology), which identified the ancient hominin species that gave early humans genital herpes two million years ago. CBC
UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution
The Observer, 20 August 2017
British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.
Meet Martina King: the human face of the rise of the machines
The Telegraph, 21 August 2017
Great technology does not always translate into great business. For Featurespace, a promising Cambridge University spin-out, there was plenty of trial and error before its eureka moment.
Raspberry Pi overheating? Here's how to stop it says Microsoft
Raspberry Pi overheating? ... Microsoft has released a tutorial on how to stop the $35 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer from overheating.
Quick test on pinprick of blood could help stop Ebola in its tracks
Portable Raspberry Pi-based device accurately detects viruses in micro droplet of whole blood...
Improved model of the Pi-Top modular laptop is now available
The Raspberry Pi was first introduced years ago as a tool to promote coding. The price point was affordable and it had the ability to accept different components to expand its original feature set. This has led to many unique projects, one of which, is the Pi-Top modular laptop.
Right Now You Can Grab 50% Off on All of Our ScienceAlert Academy Course Bundles
The Raspberry Pi Mastery Bundle gives you eight courses, where you'll learn how to automate your home, build your own armbot, mine bitcoin...
pi-top gets kids building modular laptops
The brains of the operation is a Raspberry Pi 3 with custom Cooling Bridge, which brings a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM processor, 1 GB of RAM, HDMI ...
Raspberry Pi 3 slim sacrifices functionality for sized-down 7mm form
A MODDER has created the 'Raspberry Pi 3 Slim', a sized-down version of the pocket PC that measures in at just 7mm thick.
Raspberry Pi Integrator Programme Introduced
Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced the Raspberry Pi Integrator Program to help companies develop safe and legal products powered by the Raspberry Pi mini PC.
This playable Raspberry Pi guitar goes up to 12…12 feet tall that is
Developer Chris Riebschlager and the people at Dimensional Innovations have created a playable Raspberry Pi guitar that stands at 12 feet (3.6 metres) tall for the Boulevardia music festival.
American Canyon students give climate change the Raspberry (Pi)
Napa Valley Register
Physics teacher Daniel Rosales shows off a modified Raspberry Pi computer that someday may measure greenhouse gases in the Napa Valley.
Using PiSound The Raspberry Pi Sound Card HAT (video)
Musicians looking for an affordable way to help create music may be interested in the Raspberry Pi mini PC and its Pisound HAT which transforms ...
MagPi launches DIY kit to make a AI hub with the Raspberry Pi
Last week, The MagPi released the latest issue of its magazine along with a free DIY project kit to build a smart hub powered by Google Assistant. Tech enthusiasts need only a Raspberry Pi board to set up the project.
Somebody Turned a Vintage TV into the Ultimate Retro Video Game Machine
We've long been fans of the Raspberry Pi, the miniature and inexpensive computer that can allow you to make just about anything you can imagine...
Raspberry Pi in the sky: How to build this awesome $115 airplane tracker
This homemade device delivers information about a plane's altitude, speed, and destination directly to your smartphone or tablet.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released For Raspberry Pi 3
Microsoft has finally launched the much anticipated Anniversary Update for the Windows 10 IoT core, which was released in August last year. Notably, the Windows 10 IoT core is now officially available for the Raspberry Pi 3 with some notable changes.
Raspberry Pi Sense HAT Emulator Now Available
Over the past few months the Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working closely with startup development company Trinket, to develop a web-based emulator for the Sense HAT.
Withers, Macfarlanes and Taylor Wessing shine in ranking of world’s top private client lawyers
Withers, Macfarlanes and Taylor Wessing are among the firms with the most partners named in a ranking of the world’s top 200 private client and trust lawyers, published by Legal Week
World’s largest and most controversial portrait competition goes digital
British Journal of Photography
National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize innovates again by opening up the world-famous competition - with a £15,000 prize - to digital entries, as previous winners discuss how their careers took off despite the award’s ongoing controversial reputation.
‘A significant cultural shift’: Taylor Wessing to move to all equity partnership
Legal Business (blog)
Taylor Wessing is set to convert into an all equity partnership on 1 May following a lengthy review and partnership vote held last week.
Taylor Wessing backs Oqyana real estate project
International Law firm Taylor Wessing has announced its support for a major private floating island villas project that will come up on ‘The World Islands’ development in Dubai, UAE. The exclusive villas project is being developed by Kuwait-based Oqyana Real Estate and floating island expert Dutch Docklands. A major highlight of the project will be its privacy as each private floating island will house just one villa - the pinnacle of exclusive island living.
Taylor Wessing launches diversity scheme to hit 25 per cent female partnership by 2018
Taylor Wessing has traditionally performed badly compared to its top 20 peers when it comes to making up female partners.
Taylor Wessing advises Dame Vera Lynn on release of Ultimate Collection album
Taylor Wessing has advised ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn and her company on the release of previously unreleased recordings in a new album — Vera Lynn: National Treasure — The Ultimate Collection — celebrating her 90 years in show business.
Downton Abbey actors join Taylor Wessing in gala dinner for Changing Faces
The stars of Downton Abbey joined Taylor Wessing for a gala dinner at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on 27 March, raising more than £70,000 for Changing Faces, a charity for people living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.
Taylor Wessing features in eprivateclient's Top 25 Most Admired Companies listing
Taylor Wessing has been named one of eprivateclient's Top 25 Most Admired Companies
Johnson Matthey: “inspiring science, enhancing life”
Johnson Matthey has revealed a refreshed brand identity. The new identity "inspiring science, enhancing life", reflects its position as a science-led company which has a major positive impact.
Johnson Matthey appoints Den Jones as new CFO
Den Jones, who recently served as interim CFO for oil and gas company BG Group, joins Johnson Matthey.
Opportunities on offer for young scientists
TTE Technical Training Group joins forces with Johnson Matthey to launch 2014 Young Scientist Sponsored Undergraduate Programme...
Johnson Matthey, BASF, Umicore 'Lead Emission Control Catalyst Market'
Stringent regulations aimed at minimizing vehicle emissions have spurred the global emission control catalyst market, led by Johnson Matthey, BASF and Umicore in the mobile segment, and Cormetech in the stationary segment, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Johnson Matthey ends platinum review
London - Johnson Matthey, the world's top supplier of catalytic converters, said on Monday it would stop publishing its platinum review after 28 years of a report widely seen as the industry standard for platinum group metals.
Johnson Matthey adjusted pretax profit falls 19%
LONDON--Chemicals company Johnson Matthey PLC Wednesday reported that trading in the third quarter was challenging, with its adjusted pretax profit down 19% compared with the same period last year.
Johnson Matthey Q3 profit dips in tough markets
LONDON (Reuters) - Platinum refiner Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT.L) saw profits dip in the third quarter because of lower sales of catalysts for vehicle exhaust systems in the high-value diesel category in Europe and weaker demand in Japan.
Best practices for harnessing the power of innovation management
With this in mind, a new study from PA Consulting Group has identified best practices companies can learn from innovation leaders. In recent years ...
PA Consulting to move to new corporate headquarters in London
PA Consulting has taken on a lease of two floors in the new Verde SW1 redevelopment project in the London West End.
PA Consulting Group names Jo Scarlett Chief Marketing Officer
Jo Scarlett has joined PA Consulting Group as Chief Marketing Officer. Scarlett, who transfers from BT, will lead PA's global marketing team ...
Marcus Agius appointed non-exec Chair of PA Consulting
Here Is The City
PA Consulting Group has announced the appointment of Marcus Agius as Non-Executive Chairman as of 1 January 2014.
Women Wanted: Breaking the Diversity Stalemate
Business Review USA
According to a research report from PA Consulting Group, gender diversity and organizational culture can play a critical role in achieving "performance magic" -- which is having both strong financial results and a high performing culture...
Up to 30 universities 'could close or face merger' because of government reforms and dwindling student numbers
Up to 30 higher-education institutions could face closure or merger within the next few years, according to a survey of university leaders. The survey, by the PA Consulting Group, reveals 77 per cent of the university leaders interviewed believed a number of universities will fail or go bankrupt as a result of government higher-education reforms and dwindling student applications.
Study From PA Consulting Group Rates Green Performance of Five Global ... GlobeNewswire (press release)
NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PA Consulting Group carried out a benchmarking study of a sample of five global automotive companies assessing their green performance. In this first of its kind study, Volkswagen emerged...
The factory for antibodies that offers a lifeline to scientists
As you enter Abcam’s laboratories on the leafy outskirts of Cambridge, the company’s mascot, Molly the sheep, is everywhere to be seen.
Japanese agree $31bn ARM acquisition
Cambridge’s greatest ever technology business – chip architect ARM Holdings – is reportedly being sold to the Japanese for $31 billion (£23.4bn) – the largest deal in the UK cluster’s history by some distance and the biggest in European technology annals.
Japanese pledge to double ARM UK staff after $31bn acquisition
SoftBank Group of Japan has promised to fund ongoing growth of ARM’s Cambridge HQ and double UK headcount in the next five years after the boards agreed a $31 billion (£24.3bn) cash takeover.
ARM founder says Softbank deal is 'sad day' for UK tech
The founder of ARM Holdings has told the BBC he believes its imminent sale to Japanese technology giant Softbank is "a sad day for technology in Britain".
Google Said to Mull Designing Server Chips in Threat to Intel
Google Inc. (GOOG:US) is considering designing its own server processors using technology from ARM Holdings Plc (ARM), a move that could threaten Intel ...
ARM, Sonics make interconnect licensing deal
Sonics, a long-time vendor of on-chip networking intellectual property, has announced that processor IP licensor ARM has taken a license to the Sonics patent portfolio and that the move signals closer cooperation between the two companies on Sonics' next-generation on-chip interconnect offering.
Adoption of ARM big.LITTLE Technology Accelerates
4-traders (press release)
ARM today unveiled that its big.LITTLE processing technology has been adopted by many of the world's leading mobile chip manufacturers. Samsung and Renesas Mobile have already announced their plans, and subsequent implementations
Global Businesses Select ARM Mali GPU Technology ...
4-traders (press release)
ARM reveals the scale of success of its Mali Graphics processors technology, which is powering advanced graphics and user experiences across all types of smart devices from the workplace to the home. This growth is enabled by 75 licenses of the ARM® ...
RadBee queen Rina hooked on the Cambridge buzz
Radbee is the latest start-up to join the Cambridge life sciences cluster...
MIT Signs $25 Million Research Alliance with Private Partner
MIT has signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Dutch-company Royal Philips N.V. to support research initiatives in two of the company's primary areas, healthcare technology and digital lighting. In addition Philips will be moving its North American research headquarters from Briarcliff Manor, NY to Cambridge next to the MIT campus...
New research initiative to focus on ultrasound therapy
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Philips have entered into an innovative public-private collaboration with The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The partnership will create a focal point for ultrasound therapy research...
Brazil lures venture capital as startups defy economic malaise
THE BUSINESS TIMES
Sequoia, Amadeus Capital Partners and Phenomen Ventures all say they expect to make more investments there this year. While China and India are the top developing-nation recipients of venture cash, Brazil's share of the total is rising.
Amadeus plans India entry this year, scouts for firms to invest in
Amadeus will invest in Indian firms that focus on mobile technology, financial services, digital media and online services
TechCrunch: ClickTale Secures $17 Million
Digital Media Wire
TechCrunch reports that analytics company ClickTale announced that it has secured $17 million in a round of funding, led by Amadeus Capital Partners, along with participation from Goldrock Capital and Viola Credit.
Technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist Hermann Hauser
Hermann Hauser knows more than most people about growing a successful business. The Austrian-born, Cambridge-based scientist, entrepreneur and grandee of the British computing industry has helped start seven companies including Acorn Computers and its spin-out ARM Holdings.
Amadeus mulls venture investments in China
Financial News (subscription)
Amadeus Capital Partners is considering making direct investments in companies in China, a move that industry figures said would make it the first major European venture capital firm to invest directly into the region.
Allergan and Anglia Ruskin University collaborate
To establish accredited Medical Aesthetics Training Programme in Asia-Pacific
Allergan, leading medical aesthetics company, has entered into a partnership with England’s Anglia Ruskin University to develop a master’s degree programme in non-invasive facial aesthetics for physicians practicing in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hauser's 'sixth wave' will see computers learn faster
Hermann Hauser’s “5th Wave” talk at Anglia Ruskin University on Thursday took an unexpected turn when Dr Hauser introduced a “6th Wave” into proceedings, saying that the fifth wave of smartphones and cloud computing is now giving way to “ubiquitous computing and machine learning."
Business Network Services to be launched by Anglia Ruskin MedTech
Companies from across the medical technology sector will be offered improved access to the NHS and global markets when the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus launches its Business Network Services on Wednesday, 13 March.
Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University secures Willmott Dixon learning partnership
East Anglian Daily Times
“Partnering with Anglia Ruskin University is a significant step for us. We chose them because they support the core values of our company and I know they will strengthen our internal programmes.”
Marshall Launchpad scheme to get Cambridgeshire children interested in engineering
MARSHALL is used to putting helicopters on the launchpad, but now the aerospace company has set up a new initiative that it hopes will set young people on the path to careers in engineering. The Marshall Launchpad scholarship aims to provide support, experiences and opportunities of engineering and related topics for children and young people aged 8-18.
Going behind the infotainment scenes and behind the scenes again- RealVNC
RealVNC is running software behind the faceplate of a lot of in-dash infotainment systems so consumers can practice Dashboard Democracy...
RealVNC's VNC Viewer Drops From $9.99 To Free (Forever) In ...
You can't spend all day sitting at the computer, but sometimes remote access is almost as good. VNC Viewer from Real VNC is a way for you to connect to a computer through any number of VNC clients, and it's pretty popular. However, it used to be a $10 app. Put your wallet away – it's free now.
RealVNC software on more than a billion devices
RealVNC provides remote access software for desktop and mobile platforms enabling users to access and control one device from another.
My view on the Cambridge Network event with Marshall CEO Robert Marshall
I’m a big fan of having access to an attendance list before a networking event, primarily so I can plan who I’d like to speak to and what I’d like to talk to them about, even if I don’t recognise any of the names on it. However, when I received the list prior to my Cambridge Network visit last week, I saw immediately how much of a challenge this would be as on the list was an incredible number of approximately 200 names registered to attend.
Cluster collaboration will fit the Bill
Bill Parsons retired last week after 13 years as head of HR at ARM, and has just taken on the chairmanship of Cambridge Network – and he’s thinking big. Jenny Chapman profiles him after a chat at the Hauser Forum where CN is based
New 'white spaces' research from Microsoft and China makes it easier to find vacant spectrum
Identifying and using vacant "white space" spectrum for Wi-Fi may get simpler, more efficient, and cheaper thanks to a new project by Microsoft and a team of Chinese researchers.
Is Google searching for office space in Cambridge?
Cambridge University sources have told the News they believe the centre would tap in to the university's pool of talented young postgraduates, and would be akin to the Microsoft Research offshoot in Station Road...
Disruptive technology under Cambridge microscope
Cambridge technology greats will also be in attendance on the opening day of Nerve. Andrew Blake, director of the burgeoning Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge addresses advances in computer science
Paper vs. E-Books: Science Answers All Your Questions
"The implicit feel of where you are in a physical book turns out to be more important than we realized," says Abigail Sellen of Microsoft Research Cambridge in England and co-author of The Myth of the Paperless Office.
Microsoft Research HQ is 'lit up like Disney World'
The headquarters of Microsoft Research has come under fire for resembling a ”seven-storey lighthouse” in the heart of Cambridge. The research arm of the computer giant is accused by sleepless residents of failing to turn lights off at night...
Red Gate Software
Cambridge-Singapore alliance launched with real deals
Demonstrating that Cambridge has much to teach, as well as learn, Red Gate Software is jointly spearheading a mentoring programme for early stage and fast growth Singaporean tech entrepreneurs.
Red Gate Announces Simply Web Dev - Curated Guide for ASP.NET MVC
InfoQ talked to Chris Massey, Product Marketing Specialist, Red Gate Software to know more about Simply Web Dev portal...
Biggest ever trade delegation to India includes Cambridge names
The largest ever Prime Ministerial trade delegation arrived in India today and among the companies and institutions represented are Marshall of Cambridge, Red Gate Software, and Cambridge University.
5 reasons why Unilever is so keen to invest in HUL
Unilever Plc's offer on Tuesday for an additional 22.5 percent stake in its Indian arm Hindustan Unilever (HUL) at a 20 percent premium took most by surprise. This is Unilever's biggest deal in as many as 13 years since it acquired Best Foods ...
Startup of the Week: DuoFertility
Wired.co.uk/ Silicon Europe
DuoFertility is a medical device and software combination created by Cambridge Temperature Concepts. DuoFertility uses a patch sensor worn under the arm to measure a woman's body temperature automatically
BBC Today Programme – Quentin Tannock (Chairman, CambridgeIP): Interview 15th January 2013