Cockroach legs could hold key to better aircraft design

2 Jul 2015

A team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin is exploring the composition of various insect legs, in the hope of finding better ways to design long thin tube structures for applications in aviation and medicine.

US researchers have developed a 'Placenta-on-a-chip' micro device

'Placenta-on-a-chip' to boost understanding of pregnancy

19 Jun 2015

A device that models the flow of nutrients and waste and between a mother and her foetus could shed new light on the role the placenta plays in pregnancy



Paris jamboree for Europe's inventors

17 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

We shouldn’t be so shy about praising our inventors, whose ingenuity changes and saves lives as well as contributing to the economy, as a nerve-racking trip to Paris demonstrated.


Highlighting the importance of innovation

18 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Several events this week are aiming to throw a spotlight on the importance of innovation, both for the economy and for improving people’s lives


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