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Laser system takes sting out of blood sugar testing

22 Aug 2014

Diabetics could soon have a way to easily measure their blood sugar without drawing blood, thanks to a new laser system.

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New process simplifies recycling of plastics

22 Aug 2014

Researchers have developed a new process claimed to simplify the process of sorting plastics in recycling plants. 

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Spinal X-ray image analysis to aid early osteoporosis detection

21 Aug 2014 | By Jason Ford

Specialist computer software is being developed in Manchester to help identify the early onset of osteoporosis.

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Innovation in the UK niche vehicles sector

15 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports

Serge Cosnier and Philippe Cinquin have developed implantable bio-fuel cells

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21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The inventors behind some of today’s most exciting medical devices explain how they brought their ideas to market

The Iter tokamak will be the world's largest fusion reactor

Fusion foundations: the civil challenges underpinning Iter

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As construction of Iter begins, Stuart Nathan looks at the fusion reactor’s supporting structures

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E-borders fiasco highlights the need for expert scrutiny

20 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The fiasco over the cancellation of the contract with Raytheon to deliver the UK’s e-borders system could have been avoided if more engineers were involved in decision making.

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Dawn of a new motorsport era needs a fresh attitude

22 Aug 2014 | By Jason Ford

Comparisons with Formula One are useless and misleading; Formula E is something new, designed for its setting

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Christofer Toumazou, Regius Professor of medical engineering, Imperial college

19 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Money from nothing: Commercialising technology involves convincing people to invest in something that hasn’t existed before. Stuart Nathan talks to an old hand in the art

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M2M beyond the enterprise: the rise of the connected SME

7 Aug 2014

Phil Skipper, Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone Group explains how machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, a component of the ‘internet of things’, can help smaller companies to compete

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Several recent discoveries have indicated that it might be possible to use graphene as the basis for biocompatible implants to replace lost senses such as sight and interfacing with prosthetics. How likely is this, and what are the main roadblocks?