Archive December 2015

Exports drive UK car growth

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November saw a 10.8% increase in the production of cars to be exported due to greater demand from abroad. Increased...

Investment in centres to tackle life-threatening diseases

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On Wednesday, George Freeman, the Life Sciences Minister, announced a new investment worth £10 million for five new UK-wide research...

Tower powered by mirrors reflection

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Thousands of mirrors arrayed in circles facing the sky are lit up by the Nevada desert sunshine. The top of...

Tests are to start on Elon Musk Hyperloop

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The Hyperloop system will undergo its first test in Las Vegas in 2016. It is claimed that commuters may soon...

No hiding from a laser camera

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDbGFT5rM0I A new laser camera created by a team from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh is able to detect individual photos...

Simulation of insect brain can help scientists better understand human brain

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Scientists from Columbia University in the US and Sheffield University in the UK are collaborating to simulate the first complete...

Biology not chronology reveals your true age

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Scientists say they have found a new way to measure how old you are biologically rather than chronologically. Swedish researchers...

Shoppers power the Christmas lights

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As part of Small Business Saturday, Pavegen Systems, a British technology firm, installed a power generating pavement in Brighton on...

Midlands to become an “engine of growth”

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The Midlands Engine prospectus – the first of its kind in the country - is the result of a joint...

Wayfindr blind navigation system to be trialed at Euston tube

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A new digital navigation system for the visually impaired is being trialed at Euston underground station. The project is a...

New treatment to cure resistant-TB faster

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Successful trials of a new drug combination to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) saw treatment time halved and fewer side effects....

Afterglow of the big bang could help encrypt messages

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Many encryption methods rely on security by generating large, random numbers to act as keys to encrypt or decipher information....

New hybrid structure engineered by scientists

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A team of international scientists have engineered a new hybrid structure that they claim possess characteristics not found in natural...

Scientists create microphone with ultrasonic potential

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A graphene based microphone, which is almost 32 times more sensitive than those of standard nickel construction, has been developed...

New Brose factory creates 300 new jobs

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01 December 2015 Mechatronic systems and electric motors specialist, Brose, has recruited 300 new people to work on the company’s...

Software has potential to reduce aircraft noise pollution

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Researchers at Imperial College London have made advances in software which has the potential to reduce aircraft engine turbulence and...

Sugar-growing bacteria ready for launch

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A team at NASA’s Ames Research Centre, lead by Lynn Rothschild, have been looking at finding appealing ways to make...

New farming robot debuted by Bosch

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One of the world’s most efficient farming robots has been developed by Deepfield Robotics, a startup owned by Bosch. The...