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

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.

An array of liquid crystal microlenses self-assemble around a central pillar. These lenses produce sets of images with different focal lengths, a property that could be used for three-dimensional imaging. They are also sensitive to the polarization of lig

Liquid crystal based compound lenses work like insect eyes Video

19 May 2015

Researchers in the US have shown how liquid crystals can be used to create compound lenses similar to those found in insects.

3D printed jet engine

Engineers build 3D printed jet engine Video

14 May 2015

Engineers at GE Aviation have made a 3D-printed mini jet engine that operates at 33,000rpm.

A human operator can touch the screen in multiple locations to control the light and the robots

Smart tablet gives fingertip control of swarm robots Video

12 May 2015

Researchers have used a smart tablet and a red beam of light to create a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger.

F1 system on track for military vehicles

F1 system on track for military vehicles Video

8 May 2015

Technology adapted from Formula 1 is being used on tracked military vehicles to improve their handling and speed across the battlefield.

SpaceX tested its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which simulated an emergency abort from a test stand on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Stationin Florida

SpaceX tests manned spacecraft technology Video

7 May 2015

SpaceX’s plans to conduct space missions have moved forward with the successful completion of a flight safety test in the US.

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