Friday, 21 November 2014


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.


NASA tests prototype robotic planetary lander Video

8 May 2014

The latest flight test of NASA’s experimental Project Morpheus lander was carried out last week.


Wearable robot arm wins Dyson award Video

7 Nov 2013

A wearable battery-powered robotic arm that can be used to boost a user’s weight-lifting strength by upto 18kg is the winner of this year’s James Dyson award, an annual prize established by the prominent industrialist’s charitable trust, The James Dyson foundation.


Thrust 2 team celebrates 30 years of land speed record Video

3 Oct 2013

Former and current world land speed record holders, Richard Noble and Andy Green, celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thrust 2 by looking back on the challenges of driving at 633mph.


Lightweight 'solar cloth' photovoltaics have flexible future Video

20 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

A Cambridge start-up believes its flexible solar panelling solution could fundamentally change the landscape of solar installation in the commercial sector.

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Ineos to invest £640m into shale exploration Video

20 Nov 2014

Chemicals group Ineos is investing £640m into the production and exploration of shale gas in the UK.


Jetpack aims at emergency services applications Video

20 Nov 2014

Over three decades of perseverance pays off for the inventor of a jetpack that is to be evaluated in the US for use in search and rescue and with the police.

Image of the thin film on the original growth substrate (left) and after being transferred

Transferring semiconductor monolayers offers material benefits Video

14 Nov 2014

Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films onto arbitrary substrates, a development that facilitates flexible computing or photonic devices. 


Rocket bike outruns Ferrari and breaks speed record Video

13 Nov 2014

A rocket-propelled bicycle has outrun a Ferrari 430 Scuderia to set a world record speed of 333km/h.

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With police this week warning a House of Lords committee that off-the-shelf “drones” are being used to harass people, there are growing calls for tighter regulations to prevent criminal use of the technology. Are these concerns justified? With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?