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.

Pressure from bladders underneath the fingers make virtual reality more real for gamers who may someday be able to “feel” the objects they encounter through a glove invented by engineering students at Rice University

Haptic feedback gives gamers a sense of touch in the virtual world Video

23 Apr 2015

Engineering students have developed a glove that allows a user to feel what they’re touching while gaming in the virtual world.


LOCUST displays potential for multifunctional UAV swarms Video

17 Apr 2015

The US Navy is demonstrating a development version of a system to launch an autonomous swarm of drones for a variety of missions.

Excess lateral velocity scuppers rocket landing at sea

Excess lateral velocity scuppers rocket landing at sea Video

16 Apr 2015

SpaceX has narrowly failed in its latest attempt to land a reusable rocket booster following a successful launch.

The world’s first robot chef

Robot chef cooks up a storm Video

14 Apr 2015

Human movements have been captured in 3D to help create the world’s first robot chef.

Gordon Murray Design's T25

Shell and Gordon Murray Design announce city car collaboration Video

9 Apr 2015

Engineers from Shell have joined forces with racing car designer Gordon Murray to develop an ultra-efficient concept car based around the internal combustion engine.

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The Solar Impulse aircraft is about to begin its Pacific crossing. Does this project represent any useful technological advances?