An upgrade programme at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) is set to lead to an increased understanding of materials and living matter

New synchrotrons at ESRF will increase understanding of materials and matter

29 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

An upgrade programme at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) is set to lead to an increased understanding of materials and living matter.

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US researchers develop 'wooden' semiconductor

29 May 2015

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have joined forces with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory to develop a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.

Schematic of the antibiotic susceptibility testing device.

Lab-on-a-chip promises rapid 'superbug' diagnosis

28 May 2015

A newly developed diagnostic chip could help in the treatment of antibiotic resistant infections by reducing the testing time for superbugs from days to around one hour.

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'Watchmaker's sonic screwdriver' manipulates microparticles

29 May 2015

Acoustic vortices spin microparticles for ’sonic screwdriver’ that could purify water and sort cells.

The Forward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow ahead of its journey to Rosyth.ward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow a

On the move: charting the journey of HMS Prince of Wales' command centre Video

28 May 2015

A timelapse video featuring the command centre of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has been released by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

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Bristol team develop intelligent handheld robots Video

27 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

Intelligent handheld robots could help inexperienced users complete tasks more quickly and accurately than with traditional tools.

A new limb pressure casting technique is behind the creation of a “leg bank” that is providing prostheses to people who have lost limbs in low-income regions of the world

'Leg bank' automates and simplifies development of prosthetic sockets

27 May 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A new limb pressure casting technique is behind the creation of a “leg bank” that is providing prostheses to people who have lost limbs in low-income regions of the world.

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Optical sensor to offer non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure

27 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

An optical probe could allow doctors to continuously measure intracranial pressure (ICP) in trauma victims using a non-invasive method.

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Metamaterial 'hyperlens' has potential for early cancer detection

26 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

A microscopic fan-shaped assembly of precious metal and plastic could assist diagnosis, drug development and semiconductor manufacture

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Research points to improved switches and crossings for rail industry

26 May 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Robust railway switches and crossings that last longer and require less maintenance are under development by Huddersfield University’s Institute of Railway Research.

A device is remotely triggered to self-destruct. A radio-frequency signal turns on a heating element at the centre of the device. The circuits dissolve completely

Mission possible for self-destructing electronic devices

26 May 2015

Researchers in the US have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices as a step toward reducing waste. 

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Ageing opens up opportunities for engineers

22 May 2015

Older and retired engineers could help develop new products for the UK’s ageing population.

Storing hydrogen in salt caverns and converting it into a power source could help meet the UK’s future peak energy and load-following demands

Hydrogen stored in salt caverns could be converted into flexible power source

22 May 2015

Storing hydrogen in salt caverns and converting it into a power source could help meet the UK’s future peak energy and load-following demands. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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New details on compact fusion reveal scale of challenge

22 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

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

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High-speed office fit-out Video

25 Jun 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Bloodhound’s newly unveiled cockpit was custom-designed by the driver who will make the 1000mph record attempt.

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