Friday, 19 December 2014

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.


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.

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

Laser weapon destroys targets with ‘near-instantaneous lethality’ Video

12 Dec 2014

The US military has successfully tested a prototype laser weapon system on selected targets during trials in the Persian Gulf.


Bloodhound project powers ahead with successful test of hybrid rocket Video

11 Dec 2014

The rocket partners for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project have successfully fired the vehicle’s new hybrid rocket.


NASA's Orion crew-rated capsule makes successful test lift-off Video

5 Dec 2014

A new chapter in space exploration has opened today with the successful maiden flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.


Prosthetic legs improved with robot control theory Video

5 Dec 2014

Robot control theory is enabling powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer’s environment and help amputees walk.


An autopilot for steering energy enhancing kites Video

27 Nov 2014

Researchers have developed an autopilot device to control and optimise the movement of kites that harness energy generated by wind.

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