Friday, 19 September 2014
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Defence

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Synthetic "skin" helps create new chemical weapon decontaminant

18 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists say their new material will make testing decontamination of chemical weapons more realistic.

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US military funds soft exoskeleton for enhanced soldiers Video

18 Sep 2014

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute has received $2.9m from DARPA to continue development of a lightweight bodysuit to improve wearers’ stamina.

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General Dynamics UK awarded £3.5bn armoured vehicle contract

3 Sep 2014

General Dynamics UK is to build 589 SCOUT Specialist Vehicles for the British Army in a contract worth £3.5bn.

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Electronics

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US military funds soft exoskeleton for enhanced soldiers Video

18 Sep 2014

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute has received $2.9m from DARPA to continue development of a lightweight bodysuit to improve wearers’ stamina.

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Chinstrap harvests chewing energy for hearing aids

17 Sep 2014

Canadian researchers have developed a device that generates electricity from jaw motion.

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Soft-bodied robot can walk through fire Video

11 Sep 2014

US researchers have built a crawling soft-bodied robot that can operate without a tether and survive fire, snow and being run over by a car.

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Medical

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Synthetic "skin" helps create new chemical weapon decontaminant

18 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists say their new material will make testing decontamination of chemical weapons more realistic.

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Chinstrap harvests chewing energy for hearing aids

17 Sep 2014

Canadian researchers have developed a device that generates electricity from jaw motion.

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Wristwatch technology leads to battery-free pacemaker

1 Sep 2014

Researchers have used the 200-year-old principles behind self-winding watches to harvest energy from the heart.

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Rail & Marine

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Easy-to-pilot personal submarine set for launch Video

28 Aug 2014

The inventor of a new personal submarine set to launch next week is hoping to create a new niche market for would-be adventurers who have no professional training in underwater navigation.

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