Archive March 2016

Japanese satellite, thought to be lost, makes contact

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A Japanese satellite that was thought to have failed shortly after launch has shown unexpected signs of activity, sending beacon...

UK researchers build postcard-sized gravimeter sensor

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Researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a device which measures tiny fluctuations in gravity, which is significantly smaller...

Japanese government builds giant ice wall to surround Fukushima nuclear plant

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A Japanese project to freeze soil around the decommissioned Fukushima nuclear plant into a giant ice wall has been activated....

Swedish researchers develop wood-based glass

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Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed transparent wood that could in future be used in solar...

Researchers develop new technique for producing liquid hydrocarbon fuel from raw sawdust

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Researchers from the University of Manchester and the East China University of Science and Technology have developed a method of...

Record $286 billion invested in renewables globally in 2015

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Developing nations have led the way in investing in renewable energy in 2015, as revealed by a study by the...

Drexel University researchers develop new technique for fabricating nanobrushes

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The College of Engineering at Drexel Univeristy in Philadelphia have developed a new method for manufacturing nanobrushes, tiny dirt-repellent structures...

Birmingham plastics manufacturer wins £1m worth of new contracts

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The UK automotive industry’s boom has positively impacted Birmingham plastic injection moulding specialist Barkley Plastics. The company has announced more...

German engineers develop self-monitoring intelligent motors

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24 March 2016 Researchers from Saarland University in Germany are developing intelligent motor systems which bypass the need for additional...

Transparent photovoltaic windows could reach the market in three years

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Researchers at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in collaboration with solar photovoltaic glass manufacturer Polysolar and materials developer Merck,...

Business Secretary Sajid Javid announces new multi-million pound fund for degree apprenticeships

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Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced on a visit to Manchester Metropolitan University a new £10 million fund to allow...

Eight innovative researchers awarded prestigious Enterprise Fellowships

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The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub has awarded Enterprise Fellowships to support eight researchers in in developing their innovations....

Newly qualified civil engineer wins 2016 James Rennie Medal

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Olivia Perkins, a newly qualified civil engineer from Kier, has won the James Rennie Medal for best Chartered Professional Review...

February delivers 13.1% growth for UK car production

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UK car manufacturing reached double digit growth in February, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has...

Experimental ‘gecko foot’ 3D printer is being sent to the International Space Station

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3D printing is coming to space, thanks to a new experimental 3D printer which uses Gecko Gripper technology. The 3D...

TVR to build new sports car factory in Wales

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British sports car maker TVR will build a £30 million new factory in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, with part of...

London to introduce first all-electric double decker buses

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In a world first, Transport for London will next month introduce five new zero-emission, fully electric double decker buses onto London...

New high-entropy alloys could make nuclear power plants more robust

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Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland are developing stronger alloys, which could lead to more robust construction materials...