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  • Get ready to buy your last light bulb ever

    IEF 2013The company is in a joint venture with the University of Cambridge and is creating LEDs using GaN (Gallium Nitride) on silicon substrates. That, he said, will  create low cost LEDs so that lights will cost a fiver rather than £20 or £30.
  • Winner of NSA award disses NSA

    Joseph Bonneau, of the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge would normally have been over the moon at winning such a prestigious award. After all, his paper "The science of guessing" was chosen by top academics in the security world as the year's best scientific cybersecurity paper.
  • UK's 'anonymous' health records are wide open

    Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, told MedConfidential's crowd how proposed 'anonymised' data is anything but.
  • Top web profs urge Cameron to scrap web snooping

    The signatories are:  Professor Ross Anderson, Cambridge University, Dr Ian Brown, University of Oxford, Dr Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge, Professor Jonathan Crowcroft, Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, Professor David J Farber, Carnegie Mellon, Dr Brian Gladwell, direct
  • Cambridge researchers promise breakthrough in 3D chip design

    Physicists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new way of transferring data and logic signals from one layer of a 3D chip to another.
  • Forget AV. Locking up cyber-crims more effective

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge have suggested that it would be much better for the UK to use the cash it spends on AV software on more resources to policing the internet instead.
  • Cambridge study claims UK overspending on antivirus

    A study at the University of Cambridge has concluded that the amount spent on preventing computer based criminal attacks is out of proportion to the cost of the threat itself.
  • Security researchers square off against Microsemi

    That statement flies in the face of what the University of Cambridge Ph.D. candidate Sergei Skorobogatov and Christopher Woods, a hardware security researcher at U.K.-based research company Quo Vadis Labs (QVL), claimed.
  • Older people are better at picking passwords than youngsters

    Joseph Bonneau, a computer scientist at the University of Cambridge, analysed the passwords of nearly 70 million Yahoo users and found that people over the age of 55 pick passwords double the strength of those chosen by people under 25 years old.
  • Laser 'un-printing' wipes ink from paper

    Now, the University of Cambridge has developed technology which removes the toner from a piece of paper through the use of a laser, leaving a sheet of paper ready to be used again.  It is, effectively, a Tippex upgrade.
  • UK graphene fund is a stepping stone to EU project

    One leading graphene expert, Prof Andrea C Ferarri at the University of Cambridge, tells TechEye that he welcomes the increase in funding, but pointed out that this is really a preliminary step.
  • Hitachi, other scientists, change semi industry with spintronics

    Scientists at Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory of Hitachi Europe along with the University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences  and Charles University of the Czech Republic, and the Texas A&M University in the US, have developed the new technique u
  • Christmas comes to the tech media industry

    David Spieghelter at the University of Cambridge Statistical Laboratory is however more interested in personal vanity than world peace or any of that nonsense this year, requesting “more hair on my head” on the 25th.
  • Glowing trees could replace street lights

    But a team of boffins at the University of Cambridge has taken steps to make this a reality by developing genetic tools that allow bioluminescence traits to easily be transferred into an organism.
  • How to tell if someone is happy or sad on the phone

    The scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed new mobile phone technology called EmotionSense that can tell if a caller is happy, angry or sad.
  • Cambridge University uses Dell's High Performance Computing

    Dell and The University of Cambridge have teamed up to launch the Cambridge High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Scientists make quantum computing breakthrough

    Scientists at the University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe have made a monumental breakthrough in quantum computing with new LEDs.
  • Dinosaurs *were* wiped out by asteroid, scientists say

    Researchers from Imperial College, the Open University, the University of Cambridge and University College London looked at 20 years of research to come to their conclusion about the mass extinction, which happened 65 million years ago.

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