Archive May 2015

Intelligent handheld robots developed by Bristol University

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Two members of Bristol University’s Department of Computer Science, Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas and PhD student Austin Gregg-Smith, have been developing...

Device invented to enable bed sheets to monitor sleep

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Mexican researcher Paulino Vacas Jacques has invented a device to help monitor patients with sleep disorders and depression. The device...

Professor Richard Folkestone appointed President of IMechE

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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has elected its 130th President, Professor Richard Folkestone. Richard’s plans for the year ahead center...

The Royal Academy of Engineering awards seven Research Fellowships

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The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a RAEng / Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship to seven researchers, to facilitate...

Sir Ian Wood to donate to Robert Gordon University

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Retired Wood Group chief executive and well-known industry figure Sir Ian Wood will donate £4.5 million to the Robert Gordon...

Virgin Galactic makes progress on spacecraft

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Virgin Galactic are making progress towards their new spacecraft, six months after the fatal crash of the VSS Enterprise. The...

NASA awards Boeing commercial space contract

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NASA has recently awarded Boeing a $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract that would allow commercial passengers to...

New report warns of PhD studentship culture

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A new report, joint-published by Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society, has warned that the culture around studying for...

New proposal suggests storing hydrogen could help meet UK’s future power needs

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A new report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), titled Hydrogen – The role of hydrogen storage in a clean...

Scientists test new electrode implants that enable movement for quadriplegics

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Researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Southern California (USC) and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center...

Manufacturing industry calls for early UK referendum on EU

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EEF, the UK manufacturing trade body, has called on Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a referendum on the UK’s...

British designer promoted to chief design officer at Apple

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Jony Ive, who was previously senior vice president of design at the technology company, has been promoted to his new...

Students take part in physics and football

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Football club Arsenal played host to four schools at the Emirates Stadium as part of an eight week programme aimed...

Ferrybridge power station to be closed in 2016

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SSE has announced the closure of coal-fired power plant Ferrybridge for March next year. The plant is forecasted to lose...

Airbus warns against UK exit from EU

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President of Airbus UK, Paul Kahn, is the latest industry head to give his views on the impending EU referendum...

Three UK companies on shortlist for Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award

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This year’s MacRobert award, the long standing national prize for engineering innovation, sees the inclusion of three UK companies in...

New energy record set by the Large Hadron Collider

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A new record has been set by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during tests of atom collisions. During the trials...

British export orders grow in the first quarter of 2015

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According to the quarterly report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), British manufacturers reported both a growth in export...