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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

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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.

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Shining a light on experimental laser accelerators Video

16 May 2013 | By Stephen Harris

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.

Space harpoon could tackle satellite debris problem Video

18 Apr 2013 | By Stephen Harris

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.

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Putting data recovery engineering to the test Video

20 Dec 2012 | By Stephen Harris

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.

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Building a UAV Video

6 Dec 2012 | By Stephen Harris

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.

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