Archive April 2016

Solar Impulse 2 set to break more records

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Having now completed repairs in maintenance in Hawaii Solar Impulse 2 has now flown back to California. The electric plane has now completed three-quarters of its trip around the world...

New CRISPR system could reliably repair many disease-causing mutations

2 years ago — 1.5 min read

A new CRISPR system that can switch single letters of the genome cleanly and efficiently has been developed at Harvard paving the way for reliably repairing many disease-causing DNA mutations...

Loughborough University develop revolutionary explosive detection device

2 years ago — 1 min read

Loughborough University has unveiled a new device that can identify tiny amounts of explosive particles invisible to the naked eye. ExDtect – the brainchild of Loughborough professor John Tyler uses...

Breakthrough Starshot aims to reach Alpha Centauri within a generation.

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Breakthrough Starshot is taking a novel approach to space exploration by using "nano craft" to reach Alpha Centauri within 20 years of its launch. These tiny crafts are designed to...

“Can You hear that?” Engineers have invented the world’s smallest violin

2 years ago — 1 min read

Engineers at Design I/O, a creative studio specialising in immersive interactive installations, have brilliantly used Google's Project Soli sensor kit and machine learning tool Wekinator to detect small finger movements...

Graphene solar panels developed that generates energy when it rains

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Whilst Solar Power has made significant steps forwards over the last decade there has always been the problem of what happens at night. The new solution proposed by scientists from...