The robot will be deployed at Unit 2 of the plant later this summer

Japanese engineers develop 'scorpion-like' robot to explore Fukushima Video

30 Jun 2015

Engineers at Toshiba Corporation in Japan have unveiled a small scorpion-like robot designed to investigate the inside of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Malloy Aeronautics' Hover Bike

UK drone manufacturer developing 'hover bike' for US military Video

25 Jun 2015

UK drone specialist Malloy Aeronautics has teamed up with US engineering R&D company SURVICE to develop a hover bike for the US Department of Defence

Vortex Bladeless is proposing a new way of harnessing energy from wind

Spanish firm proposes bladeless 'wind turbine' Video

21 May 2015

This week’s video comes courtesy of Vortex Bladeless, a Spanish start-up that has proposed a new way of harnessing energy from wind.


Synchrotron sheds light on exploding batteries Video

28 Apr 2015

Research illustrating exactly what happens when Lithium-ion batteries explode could help engineers improve their design


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

Eva, the first evaporation-powered car, has a turbine engine that rotates as water evaporates from the wet paper lining the walls of the engine

Video of the week: renewable energy from evaporating water Video

18 Jun 2015

This week’s video comes from Columbia University where researchers have utilised evaporating water to create a floating, piston-driven engine that generates electricity, and a rotary engine that drives a miniature car. 

The NS honeycomb structures are able to provide repeated protection from multiple impacts, offering more durability than existing honeycomb technology.

Honeycomb structure offers energy-absorbing applications Video

16 Jun 2015

Researchers in the US have created a new honeycomb-like structure designed to withstand heavy impacts.

Bristol chromophore

Squid skin display mimic has promise for camouflage and alert systems Video

16 Jun 2015

A soft robotics system has shown the ability to mimic patterns used by squid to distract prey

Project Avalanche

Canadian snow bike offers fresh thrills for downhill mountain bikers Video

11 Jun 2015

This week’s video comes from mechanical engineering students at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec who are building a bike with a difference.

Data on road conditions is collected by vehicle sensors and can be shared via the cloud

Jaguar Land Rover unveils pothole detection technology Video

10 Jun 2015

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled a new ‘Pothole Alert’ research project which could see information on road conditions detected and shared with other parties via the cloud. 

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