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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.

Carnegie Mellon snake robot

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. 


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Setting standards

27 Jan 2015 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

UK researchers are developing advanced graphene measurement techniques that could hasten the commercial applications of the revolutionary material.

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5 tips for getting a graduate engineering job at Thales

8 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

We spoke to the aerospace and transport electronics firm to get the inside scoop on how to grab yourself one of its hotly contested graduate jobs.



Agility on mobile

Dawn of the Cybermen

23 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A festival at the Science Museum looks at how technology might help humans to ’upgrade’ themselves, while the UK’s quantum technologies have heir day in the sun.


Can Apple’s Watch prove wearable technology is worth our time?

11 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The world’s biggest public company has a track record of popularising gadgets but getting us to wear them may be its biggest challenge yet.


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