Calendar reminders could be activated by touching different objects, such as the handle of a door at home or in an office.

Smartwatch detects objects touched by wearer Video

11 Nov 2015

EM-Sense prototype from Disney uses electro-magnetic signals conducted through the body to identify different items.

Neri Oxman

Video of the week: the world's first 3D printed photosynthetic wearable Video

15 Oct 2015

In this fascinating TED talk, designer and architect Neri Oxman - an associate professor at MIT - provides an intriguing glimpse of how additive manufacturing technology is enabling replication of structures hitherto only found in nature

EPFL quadcopter

Give these UAVs enough rope, and they'll build a bridge Video

24 Sep 2015

This week’s video comes from EPFL in Switzerland where quadcopters have worked together autonomously to build a weight-bearing rope bridge.


The week ahead: enter the record-breakers Video

21 Sep 2015 | By Jason Ford

A competition to identify the oldest operational valve made by Moog is part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations, while Bloodhound SSC is set to make its long-awaited public debut in London.

The Engineer Conference 2015 - Ania Servant, The National Graphene Institute Video

20 Jul 2015

Ania Servant from the National Graphene Institute outlines the latest progress on commercialising graphene

By cutting out outside noise, Ford believe they’re giving customers a more relaxing driving experience

It's (not) a beautiful noise Video

13 Nov 2015 | By Jason Ford

An unsettled night’s sleep led our news editor to wonder whether the best uses are being found for advanced acoustics technologies

Blue Origin

Blue Origin completes vertical rocket landing Video

26 Nov 2015

New Shephard space vehicle flew to just over 100km, before returning safely to land back at its West Texas launch site.   

According to Dan Campbell (pictured) from Aurora Flight Sciences, the new UAV is believed to be the largest, fastest, and most complex 3D printed aircraft ever produced

Aurora and Stratasys develop world’s first jet-powered 3D printed aircraft Video

12 Nov 2015

This week’s video comes from the US where Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys have teamed up to build the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed aircraft.

Local Motors hopes to begin manufacturing the partially 3D printed car in early 2017

US firm to begin selling 3D printed car Video

4 Nov 2015

US automotive technology firm Local Motors has announced plans to begin selling the world’s first commercially available 3D printed car later this year.

Project Manager Nisrine Chartouny with some of the women constructing the new Crossrail Farringdon Station

Sending up the signal for Tomorrow's Engineers Video

2 Nov 2015

The focus is on the engineers of the future this week, with issues of careers, training and education to the fore

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