Defence

Dr. Majid Minary, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was senior author of the study

New structures 'tougher than Kevlar'

27 Mar 2015

Researchers have created new structures that stretch to up to seven times their length and remain stronger than Kevlar, a development with wide ranging applications in armour plating.

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Osborne unveils packages for science, industry and regions in Budget

18 Mar 2015

Britain’s hard-pressed oil and gas industry received a boost in Parliament today when George Osborne announced £1.3bn worth of measures to support the industry.

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Funding boost for Royal Navy's Successor programme

12 Mar 2015

Britain’s most advanced military submarine programme has received £285m in investment.

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Electronics

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'Robotic germ' speeds up humidity detection

25 Mar 2015

Scientists have created a tiny cyborg sensor that could be used to rapidly detect humidity changes.

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Rattlesnakes inspire search-and-rescue robot design

24 Mar 2015

Rattlesnakes have provided the inspiration for the movements of a robot designed for entering dangerous environments, according to its inventors at in the US. 

Raytheon UK’s innovative high-temperature silicon carbide solution to guard against lightning strikes will soon be the eye in the storm

Silicon carbide based devices to protect aircraft electrical systems

19 Mar 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Researchers are exploring the possibility of using a silicon carbide based device to protect aircraft electrical systems during electrical storms.

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Medical

Hand

Shape-memory alloy 'muscle fibres' give a helping hand to prosthetics

25 Mar 2015

German engineers use bundles of hair-fine wires to form a multifunctional drive and sensor mechanism in a powerful, lightweight prototype artificial hand

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Smartphone-linked device to help diagnosis of vision-threatening conditions Video

24 Mar 2015

Taking optical diagnostics to communities in developing regions can help prevent development of conditions that lead to blindness, with a little help from astronomy

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Global survey points to growth for innovators

24 Mar 2015

Businesses around the world expect improving business conditions and growth in 2015 with most planning to add headcount this year.

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Rail & Marine

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Osborne unveils packages for science, industry and regions in Budget

18 Mar 2015

Britain’s hard-pressed oil and gas industry received a boost in Parliament today when George Osborne announced £1.3bn worth of measures to support the industry.

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Funding awarded to ocean-going robot projects

18 Feb 2015

Five bidders will share £250,000 to develop autonomous robots tasked with monitoring conditions in the ocean

Trackside solar panels could help reduce running costs

Solar panels could slash rail operating costs claims report

11 Feb 2015

Trackside solar panels could save the UK rail network upto £150m over a five-year period, according to a study carried out by engineering consultancy WSP.

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