Archive July 2016

Lockheed Martin showcase SPIDER – A Robotic Blimp Inspector

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Lockheed Martin's faced a technical challenge when they developed their hybrid airships (which are as big as a football field); how could they check their ships surfaces did not have...

DURUS brings robots one step closer to replicating human locomotion

2 years ago — 1.5 min read

Georgia Tech’s AMBER-Lab has just released footage of their walking humanoid robot DURUS. DURUS has a pair of metal feet with arched soles that allows it to replicate the heel...

Rosetta: Communication with Philae lander shutdown for good

2 years ago — 1 min read

The European Space Agency is shutting down communications with the Philae lander for good. The lander landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014

Solar Impulse II: Around the World Trip Successfully Completed

2 years ago — 1.5 min read

Solar Impulse II has just made history and become the first solar-powered plane to completely circle the Earth. The craft is an engineering marvel with wingspan of a jumbo 747,...

Stagecoach EV Buses can now run longer between charges

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Six of the Optare Solo EV buses, operated by Stagecoach, have been modified to allow them to run for longer in between charging sessions. The Optare Solo buses are fully...

Police obtain access to smartphone by 3D printing victims fingerprint

2 years ago — 1 min read

Police in the USA have found a way around past the notoriously hard to crack smartphone fingerprint protection by scanning and 3D printing the owners finger tips. Biometrics experts from...