Friday, 31 October 2014

Researchers at NC State University have developed a high-tech harness that is equipped with a suite of technologies to enhance communication between dogs and humans, with applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training pets

Working dogs equipped with high-tech tools

31 Oct 2014

Working dogs are to be fitted with a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication with their human handlers.

Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid power unit.

Mercedes F1 power unit honoured as outstanding example of British engineering

30 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

The team behind the power unit at the heart of Mercedes’ recent Formula One success has been awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy for outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive industry.


Alevo unveils utility-scale energy storage solution

29 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

New energy storage solution aims to reduce generation losses and encourage the renewables uptake


Night work signals progress at London Bridge Station Video

30 Oct 2014

Network Rail has installed a 30m signal gantry on the approach to London Bridge station.


Backing given to process that cuts carbon footprint of petrol Video

29 Oct 2014 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

Strategic backing has been given to a US technology start-up that promises to make petrol cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

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Seasonal electricity capacity drops to a seven year low

28 Oct 2014

A new report from National Grid predicts that spare electricity capacity will be at a seven year low this winter.

Researchers have observed the simultaneous reorganisation of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of vanadium dioxide from a semiconductor into a metal

Ultrafast observations aid the understanding of vanadium dioxide

28 Oct 2014

Researchers have observed the simultaneous reorganisation of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of vanadium dioxide from a semiconductor into a metal.

RMIT anti-turbulence system during wind tunnel tests

Feathers inspire turbulence avoidance system

28 Oct 2014

Researchers have taken inspiration from bird feathers to develop a system that could end turbulence on flights.


New 'safer' nuclear reactor offers hopes for waste disposal

27 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

British scientists are to research whether a new type of supposedly safer, smaller, cheaper nuclear reactor could be powered by thorium and radioactive waste.

The gold nanonparticules on the surface of this receiving tab modify the colour of light detected by the instrument. The captured colour perfectly reflects the exact concentration of the medication in the blood sample

Nanoscale device optimises dose of toxic cancer drug

27 Oct 2014

A new nanoscale device is able to rapidly detect a patient’s blood for a potentially toxic cancer drug.


Government backs HS3 for northern England

27 Oct 2014

Moves to create an economic powerhouse in northern England have edged closer with government backing for a high-speed rail link connecting cities in the region.


Device monitors noisy knees to diagnose osteoarthritis

24 Oct 2014

UK researchers have developed a device that identifies osteoarthritis through sounds emitted by the body.

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge

Software solution alleviates range anxiety

24 Oct 2014

New software estimates how much further electric vehicles can drive before they need to be recharged. 


Fusion a

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.


HS2 chair calls for better national rail plan

18 Mar 2014 | By Stephen Harris

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.


Trade body calls for further tax breaks to boost UK aerospace

5 Feb 2014 | By Jason Ford

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.


London raises flag on green taxi rollout

17 Jan 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Five manufacturers are planning to launch electric taxis in time for the 2018 start of London’s switchover to zero-emissions vehicles


Proponents of Thames Estuary airport welcome extra scrutiny

8 Jan 2014 | By Stephen Harris

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.


Why the Airports Commission ruled out almost everything

18 Dec 2013 | By Stephen Harris

A Thames Estuary airport remains on the cards despite having many of the same problems as other proposals that have already been dismissed.


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With UK electricity capacity expected to reach a seven year low this winter (4 per cent) which of the following should be prioritised in order to keep the lights on?