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
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.
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.
Engineers have made huge progress on the construction of Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement, an immense shield that will replace the infamous reactor’s crumbling sarcophagus
Your chance to question some of the leading researchers working on this important part of low-carbon energy technologies
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.
A new flywheel-based regenerative braking system has shown it can reduce the carbon footprint of rail travel on Britain’s diesel-powered trains.
A new nuclear detection technology is set to provide ports and customs authorities with a cheaper and more efficient method of countering terrorists.
The US military has successfully tested a prototype laser weapon system on selected targets during trials in the Persian Gulf.
A new artificial intelligence system has been designed to detect failures in cutting tools in real time.
A new digital inkjet technology from a UK-based research and development company promises to cut the cost of customising vehicles, white goods and architectural surfaces, while also saving energy.
Engineers have developed a flexible pulse oximeter sensor that can be worn like a sticking plaster.
The rocket partners for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project have successfully fired the vehicle’s new hybrid rocket.
Lockheed Martin’s Revolutionary Technology team admits its new fusion reactor is at a very early stage, but sets out the reasons it is optimistic
Britain needs to rethink its plans for the existing rail network if HS2 is to deliver maximum benefit for the country’s northern cities, the project’s new chairman said yesterday.
Britain’s commercial aerospace industry can sustain and build on its global market share with a three-pronged set of measures aimed at improving tax incentives.
Five manufacturers are planning to launch electric taxis in time for the 2018 start of London’s switchover to zero-emissions vehicles
One of the firms proposing a Thames Estuary airport has welcomed the Airports Commission’s decision to further study the idea before finalising its shortlist of recommendations next year.