Archive May 2016

Eagles trained to take down drones in Netherlands

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

Police in the Netherlands are joining forces with "Guard From Above", a “raptor-training company”, to teach Eagles to snatch drones...

SpaceX successfully lands third rocket in a row

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

SpaceX, owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, has safely landed its third rocket on its Atlantic drone ship. This landing is...

Student’s Walking Stick to help Parkinson’s patients

10 months ago — 2 min read

University of the West of England student Neha Shahid Chaudhry has created a device which uses sensors to keep its...

River People photography exhibition – Public Vote Now Open

10 months ago — 2 min read

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) fantastic "The River People Exhibition" has opened a vote to find the publics favourite...

MagLev pods set to transform transport in Lago

10 months ago — 2 min read

SkyTrans has announced plans to create a 40km transport system in Lago, Nigeria based on their innovative maglev system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW5rQyvXGOU...

EPSRC Knowledge Map 2016

10 months ago — 0.5 min read

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - the main government agency for funding research and training in engineering...

IBM achieves memory storage breakthrough

10 months ago — 4 min read

Scientists at technology giant IBM have achieved a breakthrough in memory storage. The team were able, for the first time,...

Robot weave “Elytra Filament Pavilion” kicks off V&A’s “Engineering the World” season

11 months ago — 2 min read

In preparation for this summer's "Engineering the World" season, which will open next month, Kuka has moved into V&A's main...

Two-legged Robot MARLOs takes next step forward

11 months ago — 4 min read

MARLO uses innovative algorithms that allow her to conquer mixed terrain The University of Michigan's MARLO, a free-standing two-legged robot, has...

TeSeR project set to clean up space junk

11 months ago — 1.5 min read

Strathclyde University is leading a research project to develop groundbreaking technology to help clean up space junk. The project will...

Open air test for Hyperloop One Successful

11 months ago — 2.5 min read

Hyperloop One has carried out its first open air for its high-speed transport system by accelerating a sledge over 116...

Surgical STAR robot surpasses human surgeons

11 months ago — 2 min read

Scientists from the Children's National Health System in Washington in the United States have developed a surgical robot that can...

First test for world’s largest jet engine

11 months ago — 1 min read

Ground runs have now begun for the GE9X after five years of development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nurk_4zpx-s The GE9X is the world's largest...

2016 Award Shortlist Announced

11 months ago — 1.5 min read

The Institution of Civil Engineers South West has announced it's 2016 Award Shortlist https://twitter.com/ICESouthWest/status/725642731758968832 A380 South Devon Highway A396 Stabilisation...