How to use any smartphone as a ruler

31 Mar 2015

Researchers have invented a way to use standard smartphones to provide accurate measurements of 3D models made using the phone’s camera

The nanoneedles work by delivering nucleic acids to a specific area

Nanoneedles could help body repair itself

31 Mar 2015

An international research team have demonstrated “nanoneedles” that could be used to help damaged organs and nerves to repair themselves


Alarm device helps partially sighted to walk and avoid collisions Video

30 Mar 2015

US researchers develop an audible walking navigation aid for people with field of vision impairment, based on time-to-collision


Novel DNA-peptide structure holds promise for multicoloured roll-up displays

31 Mar 2015

Researchers believe a novel DNA-peptide structure can be used to produce thin, flexible screens that could lead to roll-up electronic displays.

Image shows the comparative sizes of foetal and adult pacemakers.

Micropacemaker could help treat foetal heart condition

30 Mar 2015

Researchers in the US have developed what is claimed to be the first fully implantable micropacemaker for use in a foetus.

Sewage treatment plant

UK researchers to develop 'immortal membrane'

30 Mar 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Development of the next generation of long lasting membranes is underway, thanks to a £4.6m EPSRC research grant.


Zero-emissions taxi brings investment and jobs to Coventry

27 Mar 2015

The London Taxi Company’s Chinese owner has announced a £250m investment to develop and build vehicles at the company’s historic home base

Autonomous car

Connected and autonomous vehicles to deliver £51bn to UK economy

27 Mar 2015

Connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK and deliver £51bn to the economy, claims a new report. 

One of WMG's existing driving simulators

UK team awarded £4.2m to develop world leading driving simulator

27 Mar 2015

An advanced driving simulator that will enable engineers to test any make of car is to be developed by a team at WMG.

Dr. Majid Minary, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was senior author of the study

New structures 'tougher than Kevlar'

27 Mar 2015

Researchers have created new structures that stretch to up to seven times their length and remain stronger than Kevlar, a development with wide ranging applications in armour plating.


Straw-to-bioethanol potential from Sake yeast

26 Mar 2015

Naturally-occurring yeast strains could be key to turning agricultural waste into biofuels.

Sheffield Forgemasters

Metal casting industry agrees £77m for new technologies and techniques

26 Mar 2015

The Advanced Metal Casting Centre has secured funding for the second phase of its attempt to bring casting research to the factory floor.

field trials

Gravity-powered lamp scoops £150k award

26 Mar 2015

A gravity-powered light designed to replace the kerosene lamps used widely in the developing world has won £150,000 funding from Shell.



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.

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

bloodhound cockpit 4

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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