The Engineer paid a visit to Southampton University to find out how cutting edge techniques for making fibre lasers could lead to the next generation of particle accelerators.
UK space firm Astrium has developed a new way to capture large items of space junk and pull them out of orbit using a harpoon and tether.
The Engineer decided to take out its anger on some unsuspecting hard drives in order to find out just how far data recovery techniques can go.
The Engineer paid a visit to Southampton University to get an up-close look at the technology that’s enabling the creation of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Engineer paid a visit to the Science Museum in London to meet the creators of a robotic octopus, which could have some useful and surprising commercial applications.
Researchers in Switzerland are working on an aerospace project that would put an end to time consuming trips to the airport.
Researchers in the US have used their thoughts to control a remote controlled helicopter through a series of flight experiments.
Cornell University researchers have developed a robot capable of predicting human behaviour and then making decisions about whether to offer assistance.
The evolving capabilities of robots are demonstrated here with the X-RHex Lite, a machine from the University of Pennsylvania’s Kod*lab that is able to run, jump and climb.
Advances in X-ray microtomography technology could allow historians to peer into centuries-old scrolls too damaged to unroll, unlocking the secrets of the past.