Archive August 2015

“Gaming drones” controlled by your smartphone to be introduced by the end of the year

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The devices will hopefully be shipped to customers for the first time in December, if the German creators reach their...

London’s low-emission zone fails to improve air quality

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Frank Kelly, from King’s College London, says that for the first 3 years the low emission zone was in effect,...

Biomedical device clipped to nose developed for soldiers in battle

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Cambridge Design Partnership has developed a wearable biomedical device that measures heart rate and respiration, designed to monitor multiple trauma...

Start of 3D biomaterials research project

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Led by scientists at the University of Nottingham, the £6.5m research project will research the use of 3D biomaterials for...

Network Rail urges girls to reject stereotypes and go into engineering

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A new scheme will offer schoolgirls work experience at Network Rail, who will hold open evenings to introduce females to...

Surgeons use lasers to detect and remove brain tumour

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Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumor - the...

Engineers study rubbish patch in Pacific, in hope of future clear-up

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Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch organisation, has brought together volunteers who have spent the last month in the Pacific Ocean collecting...

New campaign aims to attract more women into engineering

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The campaign will be launched in the Humber region next month and will target schools, students, employees and parents. Although...

£6.65m funding boost for energy sector researchers

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A new £6.65 million grant for research aimed at advanced materials for the energy sector has been announced by the...

American scientists turn cancer cells back into healthy tissue

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Researchers in Florida have “programmed” cancer cells back to normal tissue in laboratories. They added molecules called micro-RNA’s to cancerous...

Stephen Hawking’s speech system released for developers

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The technology used by Professor Stephen Hawking to speak via a computer has been released online by Intel, the company...

Gene therapy could cure blindness by replacing vision cells in the eye

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Researchers at the University of Manchester have used gene therapy to re-programme vital cells in the eye, to make them...

British success at World Skills Challenge in Brazil

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The World Skills Challenge has brought together 1,000 of the worlds most skilled young people in scientific and engineering areas,...

Pregnancy test developed to predict likelihood of twins or miscarriage

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A British company has developed a test that can advise on the likelihood of a health birth or twins. Inspired...

Japan restarts its nuclear power program after the Fukushima disaster

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The 2011 nuclear disaster forced Japan to close all its nuclear power plants, due to public concerns about safety. The...

UK to trial on-the-go charging for electric vehicles

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Highways England has started research into the wireless charging technology, which could significantly increase the popularity of electric cars. The...

Gender stereotypes still deter girls from STEM careers

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Despite females outperforming males in science GCSE exams, fewer girls choose STEM subjects to continue with at A level. Analysis...

UK worst in Europe for wasting food

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A study in the Environmental Research Letters found that nearly 80% of all food waste is “avoidable”, with the UK...