Archive July 2016

Lockheed Martin showcase SPIDER – A Robotic Blimp Inspector

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

Lockheed Martin's faced a technical challenge when they developed their hybrid airships (which are as big as a football field);...

DURUS brings robots one step closer to replicating human locomotion

10 months ago — 3 min read

Georgia Tech’s AMBER-Lab has just released footage of their walking humanoid robot DURUS. DURUS has a pair of metal feet...

Rosetta: Communication with Philae lander shutdown for good

10 months ago — 2 min read

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

Solar Impulse II: Around the World Trip Successfully Completed

10 months ago — 3 min read

Solar Impulse II has just made history and become the first solar-powered plane to completely circle the Earth. The craft...

Stagecoach EV Buses can now run longer between charges

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

Six of the Optare Solo EV buses, operated by Stagecoach, have been modified to allow them to run for longer...

Police obtain access to smartphone by 3D printing victims fingerprint

10 months ago — 2 min read

Police in the USA have found a way around past the notoriously hard to crack smartphone fingerprint protection by scanning...

3D printed truck spare parts developed by Mercedes-Benz

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

This September, Mercedes-Benz is promising to make 30 spare plastic parts available to print for its cargo trucks. The innovation...

Juno: NASA release images of Juno’s Jupiter Approach

10 months ago — 1 min read

NASA has released over 1,300 unprocessed images of Juno's approach of the gas giant NASA has shared the unprocessed images...

SpaceX celebrate second successful landing on solid ground

10 months ago — 2.5 min read

SpaceX are celebrating after landing a Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground for the second time. The landing means SpaceX...

Britain’s most successful technology company ARM sold to Japan’s SoftBank for £24bn

10 months ago — 3 min read

Cambridge-based ARM Holdings, the company behind the massively successful ARM chip, has agreed to be sold to Japanese tech firm...

Loughborough University win IMechE UAS Challenge 2016

11 months ago — 2.5 min read

Loughborough Engineering students have soared to victory during the second annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge. This is the second...

SNC-Lavalin winners of 2016 IMechE Railway Challenge

11 months ago — 1.5 min read

2016 saw Stapleford Miniature Railway in Leicestershire host 8 teams for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Challenge. The competition...

Development of National Propulsion Test Facility takes off with £4.12m investment

11 months ago — 1.5 min read

British rocket research is set to take-off with a £4.12m investment in a new National Propulsion Test Facility The new...

New Jersey to host the world’s largest vertical farm

11 months ago — 3 min read

New Jersey is all set to become home to the world's largest vertical farm later this year. AeroFarms, a US-based...

Robot World Cup sees Germany win on penalties

11 months ago — 5.5 min read

RoboCup 2016 saw more than 3,500 participants from over 40 countries descend upon Leipzig, Germany. Gerhard Kraetzschmar, the games chairman,...

China looks ahead as World’s Largest Radio Telescope opens

11 months ago — 2.5 min read

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is finally functional after nearly 5 years of development. The massive structure is an...

Juno: NASA confirms successful entry into orbit around Jupiter

11 months ago — 0.5 min read

NASA celebrated this morning as it received tones transmitted from JUNO confirming the braking manoeuvre had gone as planned https://twitter.com/NASAJuno/status/750201823818969088...

Juno: Jupiter space craft nearing critical orbit manoeuvre

11 months ago — 3.5 min read

When Juno enters Jupiter orbit in the next 24 hours it will do so powered by a British rocket engine....