Archive August 2016

NASA is planning a real life “fantastic voyage” to Titan’s Oceans

2 years ago — 1 min read

NASA used last weeks Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium to announce plans for a submarine to probe the freezing liquid methane and ethane oceans of Saturn’s moon Titan.

World First as Shetlands Tidal Turbines are Connected to the National Grid

2 years ago — 1 min read

Turbines installed on Bluemull Sound, just off the coast of Shetland, are being heralded as marking a "new era" in tidal energy

RISE of the machines – Killer Robot to target invasive species

2 years ago — 2 min read

Robots in Service of the Environment (RISE) has its sights on the Lionfish, an invasive species spreading throughout the western Atlantic. RISE's team — all volunteers — are drawn from...

Singapore kicks off self-driving taxi trial

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Singapore has become the first country in the world to have on-demand driverless taxis. nuTonomy, a company, founded by two MIT researchers but based in Singapore, is now offering the...

Dexta Robotics showcases exoskeleton glove

2 years ago — 1 min read

Dexta Robotics generated a lot of buzz among  fans of VR in 2014 with the launch of its Kickstarter campaign. However, the Chinese firm managed to raise only a quarter...

Meet Octobot – a 3D-printed robot that uses microfluidics rather than electronics

2 years ago — 1.5 min read

Engeineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering are showing off their 'Octobot'. The small autonomous robot is powered by chemical reactions controlled by microfluidics. It is 3D-printed and has...