Monday, 22 December 2014

Defence

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.

16 parliament.jpg

Science 'personal priority' for Osborne

3 Dec 2014

Measures to boost skills, science and infrastructure have been outlined today by the chancellor George Osborne.

geaphene

Graphene has potential in fuel cells and armour

28 Nov 2014

More potential uses for the carbon monolayer graphene have been described, but manufacturing the material continues to be a stumbling block

More defence

Electronics

Weba1

Natural networks have promise for cheap, flexible optoelectronics

18 Dec 2014

Patterns derived from the veins on a leaf and spider-webs could be key for designing electrical networks for optoelectronic systems, according to researchers from Boston College and South China Normal University

/y/p/j/TE_robotic_arm.jpg

New dimensions added to robotic arm controlled by thoughts

17 Dec 2014

A quadriplegic has used thought control to put a robotic arm through a range of complex hand movements, an advance that may restore her natural movement.

/q/o/d/Solar_Century_farm_4.jpg

Misaligned monolayers stack up for cheaper electronics

15 Dec 2014

Stacking one atom thick materials can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge more efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched.

More electronics

Medical

/y/p/j/TE_robotic_arm.jpg

New dimensions added to robotic arm controlled by thoughts

17 Dec 2014

A quadriplegic has used thought control to put a robotic arm through a range of complex hand movements, an advance that may restore her natural movement.

/i/d/d/TE_ebola_suit.jpg

Protective suit keeps aid workers cool in the fight against Ebola Video

16 Dec 2014

Technology developed to cool patients in cardiac arrest has been incorporated in to a new suit designed to protect aid workers from the Ebola virus.

/b/d/i/TE_oximeter.jpg

Organic electronics enable wearable pulse oximeter

11 Dec 2014

Engineers have developed a flexible pulse oximeter sensor that can be worn like a sticking plaster.

More medical

Rail & Marine

16 parliament.jpg

Science 'personal priority' for Osborne

3 Dec 2014

Measures to boost skills, science and infrastructure have been outlined today by the chancellor George Osborne.

/o/j/y/food_production_plant_factory_manufacturing.jpg

Barometer indicates fair weather for manufacturers

27 Nov 2014

Over two thirds of England’s small and medium manufacturers expect to increase investment in new technology, machinery or premises in a bid to improve their productivity.

MV Bucentaur: one of the specialist vessels that will be used

Fugro nets giant offshore contract

24 Nov 2014

Geotechnical specialist Fugro has been awarded one of the offshore wind industry’s largest ever seabed investigation contracts.

More rail & marine

Advanced search

Poll

The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?