Thursday, 23 October 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works believes a new compact fusion reactor (CFR) can be developed and deployed in under a decade

Lockheed claims fundamental fusion breakthrough Video

16 Oct 2014

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works believes a new compact fusion reactor (CFR) can be developed and deployed in under a decade.

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Last week's poll: Competitions and education Video

14 Oct 2014

Boeing is sponsoring the latest in a series of ‘build-a-plane challenges’, where schools build a light aircraft from a kit which students later fly in as passengers. Is this a good model for attracting students to STEM careers and giving them a taste of what day-today life is like for engineers?

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HMS Artful completes successful maiden dive Video

9 Oct 2014

The Royal Navy’s latest hunter-killer submarine has successfully completed her maiden dive prior to sea trials in 2015.

Engineers have developed software that lets biologists identify, tag and track live cells in 3D

Biologists LEVER knowledge from 3D visualisation Video

7 Oct 2014

Engineers have LEVER, a software package that lets biologists identify, tag and track live cells in 3D. 

Liquid metals normally form a spherical shape due to their large surface tension. By applying a small voltage to the metal in water, a surface oxide forms on the surface of the metal and lowers the surface tension. Reversing the bias can remove the oxide

Liquid metal manoeuvred into new applications Video

3 Oct 2014

A technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals could lead to applications in reconfigurable electronic circuits, antennas and other technologies.

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