Archive May 2016

Eagles trained to take down drones in Netherlands

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...