Friday, 28 November 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.

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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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Lightweight 'solar cloth' photovoltaics have flexible future Video

20 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

A Cambridge start-up believes its flexible solar panelling solution could fundamentally change the landscape of solar installation in the commercial sector.

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Ineos to invest £640m into shale exploration Video

20 Nov 2014

Chemicals group Ineos is investing £640m into the production and exploration of shale gas in the UK.

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Jetpack aims at emergency services applications Video

20 Nov 2014

Over three decades of perseverance pays off for the inventor of a jetpack that is to be evaluated in the US for use in search and rescue and with the police.

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Transferring semiconductor monolayers offers material benefits Video

14 Nov 2014

Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films onto arbitrary substrates, a development that facilitates flexible computing or photonic devices. 

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