Friday, 19 December 2014



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.


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.



Power Dressing: why it's exoskeleton time

15 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Technological and societal trends have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.


Helicopters give latest technologies a whirl

12 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Sub-zero temperatures and altitude couldn’t stop The Engineer reporting on the entry into service of Airbus’s latest helicopter, set to save lives in the Dolomites with Divine help


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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?