Cambridge Ideas

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Created: 2009-03-18 16:42
Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications
Description: Communicating the transformative impact on society of eight centuries of brilliant academic thought. Cambridge research together with comment and opinion on national and international current affairs.
 

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Cambridge Ideas - The Perfect Crew?

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Striving for, and achieving, high performance in teams has become a major business imperative. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research with the Cambridge University Boat...

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Created: Thu 31 Mar 2011


Cambridge Ideas - Bird Tango

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Professor Nicky Clayton researches the social behaviour, intelligence and dance credentials of birds! As an accomplished dancer in her own right she has fused her passions by...

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Created: Tue 12 Oct 2010


Cambridge Ideas - Don't Eat the Plants

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Are plants as defenceless as they appear? See the world how the plants do, as Professor John Parker, explores how plants – the ‘great scientists of the animal kingdom’ – have...

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Created: Mon 23 May 2011


Cambridge Ideas - Forgotten Heroes

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A Cambridge University archaeologist, along with two other researchers in Guernsey, has uncovered a previously unseen archive featuring the testimonies of people who were deported...

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Created: Wed 17 Nov 2010


Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?

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Cambridge University physicist, David Mackay, in a passionate, personal analysis of the energy crisis in the UK, in which he comes to some surprising conclusions about the way...

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Created: Fri 20 May 2011


Cambridge Ideas - Just Add Water

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Rotifers are tiny animals that survive against all the odds. They are also known for not having had sex for 80 million years.

We follow Dr Alan Tunnacliffe, award-winning...

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Created: Thu 30 Sep 2010


Cambridge Ideas - Memories Of Old Awake

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Dr Emily Lethbridge, a Cambridge University academic, is exploring the centuries-old Sagas of Icelanders (Íslendingasögur) during a unique year-long research trip. Emily is...

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Created: Tue 27 Sep 2011


Cambridge Ideas - Professor Risk

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David Spiegelhalter's proper title is Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk. He is in two minds (literally) about playing it safe or chucking caution to the wind....

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Created: Mon 15 Nov 2010


Cambridge Ideas - Seven Ages of the Body

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Dr John Robb is an archaeologist and has been studying how people have understood the human body over the last 10,000 years.

“It may seem surprising to think the human body...

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Created: Tue 31 Aug 2010


Cambridge Ideas - Sticky Feet

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Ants have incredibly sticky feet. With them they can hang onto ceilings, while carrying 100 times their body weight. But if they are stuck down so successfully - how do they ever...

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Created: Tue 12 Apr 2011


Cambridge Ideas - Strange Seas of Thought

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A journey into Wordsworth's mind and the process of creation. We know about the experiments that have led to great scientific discoveries is widely recognised. But how much do we...

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Created: Wed 30 Mar 2011


Cambridge Ideas - The Crime Experiment

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Eminent criminologist Prof Lawrence Sherman has just set up a long term experiment with the police, to scientifically study crime in Manchester and come up with some solutions....

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Created: Mon 15 Nov 2010


Cambridge Ideas - The Emotional Computer

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Can computers understand emotions? Can computers express emotions? Can they feel emotions? The latest video from the University of Cambridge shows how emotions can be used to...

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Created: Wed 22 Dec 2010


Cambridge Ideas - The future of energy?

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Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy - with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts...

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Created: Fri 3 Aug 2012


Cambridge Ideas - The Music In Me

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Dr Jason Rentfrow, from the University's Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, explores the links between personality and musical taste.

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Created: Tue 12 Oct 2010


Cambridge Ideas - This Icy World

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Cambridge University glaciologist Professor Julian Dowdeswell has spent three years of his life in the polar regions.

As Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the...

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Created: Mon 21 Feb 2011


Cambridge Ideas - Vanishing Voices

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Of the world's 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century. Dr Mark Turin, director of the World Oral Literature Project, has spent much of his...

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Created: Mon 28 Feb 2011


Darwin's Women

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The Darwin Correspondence Project is researching Charles Darwin's letters and has so far located more than 15,000 he either sent or received. The full texts of these are being...

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Created: Thu 31 Jul 2014


Gaia's mission: solving the celestial puzzle

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A space mission to create the largest, most-accurate, map of the Milky Way in three dimensions will revolutionise our understanding of the galaxy and the universe beyond.

On...

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Created: Thu 31 Jul 2014


The future of energy?

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Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy - with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts...

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Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Tue 31 Jul 2012