Saturday, 31 January 2015

Defence

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Maufacturing manifesto issued by cross-party MPs group

20 Jan 2015

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has launched a pre-election manifesto calling on future governments to ensure Britain’s place as a global leader in manufacturing markets.

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Reconfigurable robot withstands blows to complete assault course Video

15 Jan 2015

Despite being kicked and pushed around this hexapod still manages to autonomously overcome an office assault course.

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

Laser weapon destroys targets with ‘near-instantaneous lethality’ Video

12 Dec 2014

The US military has successfully tested a prototype laser weapon system on selected targets during trials in the Persian Gulf.

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Electronics

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EC awards Glasgow 'ultra-broadband' funding

30 Jan 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Ultra-high capacity wireless broadband could be on the way, thanks to a three-year £3m European Commission-funded project led by Glasgow University.

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Sensor system saves time and money by rapidly isolating network faults

28 Jan 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A new sensor system could allow energy and telecoms companies to quickly isolate network faults, reducing the length of service cuts and minimising fines by regulators.

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Kevlar is key to fire-preventing lithium ion battery membrane

27 Jan 2015

New battery technology should prevent the incidents that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013, claim researchers at the University of Michigan. 

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Medical

A new electrophysiological sensor developed at North Carolina State University is as accurate as the 'wet electrode' sensors used in hospitals for EKGs and EMGs, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors when a pa

Silver nanowire wearable sensors match hospital 'wet electrode' accuracy

21 Jan 2015

Researchers have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals including EKG and EMG. 

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Chaotic cavity key to high-quality laser images

20 Jan 2015

A new semiconductor laser has the potential to improve the imaging quality of next generation, high-tech microscopes and biomedical imagery, researchers claim.

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Maufacturing manifesto issued by cross-party MPs group

20 Jan 2015

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has launched a pre-election manifesto calling on future governments to ensure Britain’s place as a global leader in manufacturing markets.

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Rail & Marine

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International collaboration aims to launch eco-friendly ships

23 Jan 2015

Research is underway to design large ocean-going vessels with improved hydrodynamics for better fuel efficiency.

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Maufacturing manifesto issued by cross-party MPs group

20 Jan 2015

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has launched a pre-election manifesto calling on future governments to ensure Britain’s place as a global leader in manufacturing markets.

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Battery-powered train enters service Video

14 Jan 2015

A UK trial of battery-powered train technology could pave the way for a fleet of similar vehicles that will help reduce the network’s operating costs 

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