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.


House of Lords casts doubt on HS2 strategy Video

25 Mar 2015

A report published today suggests that the government has not made a convincing case for HS2 in relation to capacity, cost and rebalancing the economy.

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Smartphone-linked device to help diagnosis of vision-threatening conditions Video

24 Mar 2015

Taking optical diagnostics to communities in developing regions can help prevent development of conditions that lead to blindness, with a little help from astronomy

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

Securing Chernobyl with a New Safe Confinement Video

19 Mar 2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development looks back on the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and subsequent efforts to make the site safe.


Tuneable photochemistry outpaces layered approach to 3D fabrication Video

18 Mar 2015

A US start-up is applying tuneable photochemistry to fabricate 3D parts in liquids, a development claimed to represent a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing.


Recycling technology set to target world's biggest iron smelting waste stock Video

16 Mar 2015

Technology that harvests blast furnace waste and converts it into an ingredient for cement is being trialled for commercialisation in China.

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Use of solar power is predicted to increase to 4 per cent of total UK energy by the end of the decade, but the industry is concerned about the withdrawal of subsidies for large installations. What measures could best help solar compete with other energy sources?