Entrants need to upload photos of their bridges to Instagram before October 19.

JLR wants grads to build bridges from newspaper

9 Oct 2015

Entrants need to post photos of their bridges to Instagram before October 19.

The technology could be used to thwart UAV-based terror attacks

Drone defence system could thwart UAV terror attacks

9 Oct 2015

UK engineers have unveiled technology designed to identify and disable rogue UAVs

Brain electrode

Flexible electrodes promise more effective brain function studies Video

9 Oct 2015

A system for implanting electrodes in the brain which do not damage the tissues they are supposed to be studying may help doctors gain better understanding of neurological diseases and disorders

The fracking industry has grown in rapidly in the US in recent years

Fracking wells linked to high-risk pregnancies

9 Oct 2015

Johns Hopkins study found women living near fracking wells were up to 40 per cent more likely to give birth prematurely.

Patented computer vision techniques and geometric algorithms distinguish between empty and occupied seats.

Automated system for detecting car passengers Video

9 Oct 2015

Xerox’s Vehicle Passenger Detection System boasts upwards of 95 per cent accuracy and could encourage carpooling.

Representatives from the University of Warwick and National Grid sign the MoU.

Warwick University expands partnership with National Grid

8 Oct 2015

Organisations will collaborate in new areas such as big data and energy storage.


Lockheed begins laser weapon manufacture

8 Oct 2015

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is to begin manufacturing a new generation of high-powered laser weapons.

Lexus Unveils Full-size Origami Inspired Car

Lexus unfolds the origami car Video

8 Oct 2015

This week’s video comes from Lexus, which has commissioned a vehicle that won’t meet Euro NCAP standards and will probably fall apart in the rain.

Karl Viktor Schaller  (BMW Motorrad),  Tetsuo Suzuki, (Honda), and Takaaki Kimura (Yamaha).

Big guns collaborate on connected motorbikes

8 Oct 2015

BMW, Honda and Yamaha are forming a consortium to bring intelligent connectivity to two-wheelers.  

The new NEXUSS CDT will train students in the use of innovative autonomous observation systems.

University project to receive £2.5m in unmanned systems funding

7 Oct 2015

Money will be used to train environmental scientists and future engineers how to use autonomous robots for observation.

Technology originally developed for space communications could find its way onto the roads

From space to road: Ford engineers trial robotics technology originally developed for Cosmonauts

7 Oct 2015

Technology originally developed to aid communication with robots in space could lead to major improvements in car to car communications back on earth, researchers have claimed.

Nanocellulose in a cup

Researchers look to plants for energy storage

7 Oct 2015

Cellulose found in plants algae and trees is being used to develop more sustainable capacitor devices.

Roe deer near where the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster took place.

Wildlife thrives in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

6 Oct 2015

Lack of human habitation has resulted in elk, deer, wild boar and wolves returning to the area in large numbers.


China Wind farm

Below average wind speeds could impact US wind energy project yields

17 Jul 2015 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

Wind speeds will continue to be below average in many regions of the US this year due to the persistent effects of El Niño, Finland-based forecasting technology provider Vaisala has predicted.


UK, France and three others may miss binding EU renewables targets

18 Jun 2015 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

Several European member states including Britain run the risk of missing their 2020 renewable energy targets, according to the latest progress report from the European Commission.

37 solar panels

Global solar installations projected to reach 540GW in 2019

11 Jun 2015 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

The total volume of global solar power installations could reach 540GW within just five years, more than triple the 178GW of solar capacity that is now installed worldwide, according to findings from trade body SolarPower Europe’s latest Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2015-2019. 

Red Cross solar blood bank is a cheap and economical way using green eco-friendly technology

Engineering a response to Nepalese earthquakes

14 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

Engineers are using their expertise to help the people of earthquake-hit Nepal.


US wind financing surges 82 per cent to $7.1bn

15 Apr 2015 | By Jessica Mills Davies

The US witnessed an 82 per cent surge in wind energy project financing following the release of guidance last year that clarified the qualifying criteria for the wind energy Production Tax Credit.


Alevo targets growth through acquisitions and factory ramp-up

20 Feb 2015 | By Jessica Mills Davies

Alevo has hit the ground running since it emerged from stealth mode in October 2014, with a 700MWh per year production line already under its belt that is due to come online in July this year. 


Falling oil prices unlikely to impact renewable energy projects

7 Jan 2015 | By Jessica Mills Davies

The decline in Brent crude oil prices is unlikely to have a detrimental impact on the bankability of renewable energy projects, claim industry sources.


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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?