Saturday, 28 February 2015


ESA gears up for space taxi launch Video

9 Feb 2015 | By Jason Ford

Scheduled for launch this Wednesday the European Space Agency’s IXV could represent the first step towards a European version of NASA’s shuttle programme

The shield is being assembled in two halves which are being joined together before being moved into place above the reactor

Chernobyl's giant shield takes shape Video

16 Dec 2014 | By Jon Excell

Engineers have made huge progress on the construction of Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement, an immense shield that will replace the infamous reactor’s crumbling sarcophagus


Protective suit keeps aid workers cool in the fight against Ebola Video

16 Dec 2014

Technology developed to cool patients in cardiac arrest has been incorporated in to a new suit designed to protect aid workers from the Ebola virus.


Easy-to-pilot personal submarine set for launch Video

28 Aug 2014

The inventor of a new personal submarine set to launch next week is hoping to create a new niche market for would-be adventurers who have no professional training in underwater navigation.


Bubble screens and touchless feedback: the future of computer interfaces Video

19 Jun 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to the Bristol Interaction and Graphics lab to play with some experimental ways of controlling computers.


Talking drones to improve airspace safety Video

27 Feb 2015

Researchers in Australia have developed a drone that talks with air traffic controllers.


Wearable motion tracker has multiple applications Video

26 Feb 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A technology best known for animating characters in games and films is now changing how human movement is studied in research and industry.


Titanium folding bike heads for crowd funding Video

26 Feb 2015

A start up in Canada has designed Helix, a bicycle claimed to be smaller, lighter, safer and easier to use than any other folding bike in the world.


3D printed guide helps repair of damaged nerves Video

23 Feb 2015

Scientists have succeeded in using a 3D printed guide to help damaged nerves repair themselves. 

Cardington hangar

Testing begins on engines for world's largest aircraft Video

20 Feb 2015

Hybrid Air Vehicles has started the Airlander 10 engine program, a series of full engine tests designed to bring the world’s largest aircraft into commercial operation.

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