Archive July 2015

New system to reduce the CO2 content of natural gas

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Scientists at Queen Mary University in Belfast have developed a new way to slash the environmental damage of natural gas....

Boxfish could inspire improvements in body armour

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Engineers have been researching the shell of the small boxfish, hoping to understand its unique properties of strength and flexibility....

New method to stop electronic devices spreading hospital infections

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Tablets and mobile phones are commonly used throughout hospitals, although can transport germs which help spread infections. Researchers have now...

Large Hadron Collider restarts after improvements

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The Large Hadron Collider, the world biggest particle smasher, has been restarted after two years of upgrades. Located underground at...

Student who discovered planet whilst on work experience hopes to become physicist

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27 July 2015 Tom Wagg was 15 years old when he discovered an exoplanet whilst on Work Experience at Keele...

NASA finds “Earth 2.0” in the stars

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Described as “the closest twin to earth”, the new exoplanet has been named Kepler 452b. It is considered habitable for...

New bag could protect planes from bomb threats

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FlyBag covers the cargo hold of a passenger plane, so if a bomb in a suitcase detonates, the explosion is...

Researchers use infrared to improve solar cell efficiency

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Engineers in California have created a method of converting infrared light from the sun into solar energy. At present infrared...

Firms in the North East join to recruit more apprentices

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Engineering companies in the North East are among those offering up to 40 high-level apprenticeships to help counter the skills...

Engineers create new type of rice that produces less greenhouses gas

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Engineers from Sweden and China have genetically engineered the new strain of rice to produce less methane. Methane is emitted...

New report highlights lack of graduates going into engineering jobs

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Only half of engineering graduates end up in professional engineering jobs, according to a new report by the Royal Academy...

Fold-up bridge inspired by origami could help disaster relief

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Engineers in Japan have developed the new bridge, which unfolds based on the principles of origami. It is hoped the...

Revolution in printing could help fight disease

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Testing patients for diseases could soon become as easy as printing a piece of paper. Specialists from Cambridge have created...

Edinburgh company win top UK engineering award

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The MacRobert Award, the most prestigious engineering award in the UK, has been awarded to Artemis Intelligent Power in Edinburgh....

Cameras planted into Rhino horns to stop poachers

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Rhinos in South Africa will be fitted with tiny spy cameras and tracking collars by conservationists, to reduce the threat...

Engineers create new milk cap that checks if milk is spoilt

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A group of engineers from around the world have made the new cap using 3D printing. The cap uses a...

Search for aliens gets $100 million boost

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Mankind’s biggest ever search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, the Breakthrough Listen project in California, will be given $100m over the next...

New London “super-sewer” takes a step forward

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A company has been chosen to build a new 15-mile sewer in London, to help meet the capital’s sewage needs....