Archive February 2016

Up to 3,000 jobs to be created by £2.5bn East Anglia One wind farm

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Scottish Power Renewables have announced that they are going ahead with a £2.5bn investment in building a huge wind farm...

Aston Martin to produce DBX crossover in Wales, creating up to 1,000 jobs

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24 February 2016 Aston Martin has announced a significant investment in the UK, confirming that it will open a manufacturing...

Robots being produced cheaply and quickly through 3D printing

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3D printing technology is beginning to offer ways for new robots to be built with fewer materials and very little...

Electric vehicles may soon be cheaper to run than petrol cars

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New research has been published which suggests that in the 2020s, cars run on electric batteries will become cheaper to...

Innovate UK announces £20 million investment in driverless car research

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The UK government has announced that it will provide £20 million in funding for research into the development of autonomous...

First tests for autonomous weed-destroying robot

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Tests are being held in a field in Yorkshire for a new robot which will be able to traverse difficult...

Tron: Legacy vehicle designer to work on Formula E’s RoboRace

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Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag has announced that Daniel Simon, a German concept designer who has worked for Bugatti...

Aston Martin enters new partnership to develop electric cars

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Aston Martin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese technology firm LeEco, starting a new collaboration to develop a...

India approves LIGO-India proposal to study gravitational waves

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Following the historic detection of gravitational waves earlier this month, India’s government has indicated its initial approval to build its...

Young engineers prepare for international Formula Student competition

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This July at Silverstone, over 3000 students from 130 universities in 31 countries will compete in Formula Student, an educational...

New hardware could dramatically reduce high-speed home broadband costs

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A team of researchers from the UCL Optical Networks Group have proposed a low cost solution to the problem of...

Boeing’s employment in the UK grows

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Boeing has published new research showing that they are experiencing significant growth in both direct and supply chain employment in...

British start-up Riversimple test-drives a faster, more lightweight hydrogen car

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRKg2ajTF4U The Rasa, an innovative new hydrogen-powered car which emits only water vapour, has been test-driven around London. The prototype...

Successful tests for ‘bat wing’ Micro Air Vehicles

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A team from Southampton University and Imperial College London have successfully tested an innovative new wing design for Micro Air...

EU’s ‘Sentinel’ climate and ocean-monitoring satellite launches

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Sentinel-3A, the third satellite in the European Copernicus programme, has launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. The satellite will...

Drones fly above storms to track weather data

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A military-grade drone is being tested by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the hope that it can...

Portsmouth apprentices win competition to design ‘grabber’ for injured soldiers

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A team of apprentices working for BAE Systems has won the company’s Apprentice Innovation Challenge by developing an innovative new...

International research programme launched to develop humanoid robots

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A research programme has been launched by Airbus Group Innovations in collaboration with Japanese and French research teams, which will...