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Book review: The Cambridge Phenomenon: Global impact – Kate Kirk and Charles Cotton

By Jade Fell

“There’s a well-known saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ and in Cambridge, you could say ‘it takes a cluster to raise a company.’” 647 more words

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#PokemonGO takes world by storm - an annotated infographic

As you may already be aware – unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks – Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game for smartphones, has taken the world by storm. 114 more words

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E&T news weekly #103 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the past week

Friday 15 July 2016

 Lorna Sharpe, sub-editor
Nuclear reactor construction falls to zero globally in 2016

It seems that nuclear power is out of fashion at the moment – perhaps partly because the Fukushima disaster dented people’s confidence in the technology, but also because nuclear plants are hugely expensive to build. 1,729 more words

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FAST telescope to hunt for extraterrestrial life - an annotated infographic

The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope – aka FAST – is the world’s largest radio telescope.

Hewn out of a mountain in China at a cost of $180 million, it will explore space and hunt for extraterrestrial life. 30 more words

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E&T news weekly #102 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the past week

Friday 8 July 2016
 Vitali Vitaliev, features editor
Robotic rectum to boost prostate cancer diagnosis

It would be easy to take a mickey out of this new invention, but on this occasion I am not going to do it. 2,116 more words

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#Brexit repercussions ripple across Europe - EU power struggle builds - an annotated infographic

The Brexit reverberations continue. As if things haven’t been made complicated enough in Great Britain by the result of the referendum, now the remaining EU nations find themselves sliding in to an ideological power struggle that could easily culminate in the implosion of the concept of the EU as a unified group of countries. 95 more words

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