Archive August 2016

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

7 months ago — 2.5 min read

NASA used last weeks Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium to announce plans for a submarine to probe the freezing liquid...

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

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

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

RISE of the machines – Killer Robot to target invasive species

7 months ago — 4 min read

Robots in Service of the Environment (RISE) has its sights on the Lionfish, an invasive species spreading throughout the western...

Singapore kicks off self-driving taxi trial

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

Singapore has become the first country in the world to have on-demand driverless taxis. nuTonomy, a company, founded by two...

Dexta Robotics showcases exoskeleton glove

7 months ago — 2 min read

Dexta Robotics generated a lot of buzz among  fans of VR in 2014 with the launch of its Kickstarter campaign....

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

7 months ago — 3.5 min read

Engeineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering are showing off their 'Octobot'. The small autonomous robot is powered by...

Airlander 10 crashes during second test flight

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

The Airlander 10, the world's longest aircraft, has been damaged after nosediving on landing during it's second test flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg-RPTiVa_Q...

New Wi-Fi system ‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ designed to tackle spectrum crunch

7 months ago — 2 min read

MegaMIMO 2.0 is a new Wi-Fi system designed help with congested networks. It can transfer wireless data three times faster...

With Brexit approaching the ICE makes the case for infrastructure

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

The Institution of Civil Engineers has published a two-page summary report "Brexit – The Case for Infrastructure". The report outlines...

“Solar Sponge” offers a completely new approach to solar steam generation

7 months ago — 4 min read

MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped sponge-like device which can soak up sunlight to generate steam through its pores. Researchers...

Third successful test of NASAs RS-25 engine; the rocket that might take us to Mars

7 months ago — 3 min read

NASA is reporting it has successfully tested the engine created to power its huge Space Launch System (SLS) deep-space rocket,...

Could MIT’s “Interactive Dynamic Video” technique revolutionize Structural Health Monitoring?

7 months ago — 2 min read

Abe Davis has produced a video breakdown of his on-going PhD dissertation at MIT. In it, algorithms are used to...

NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge designed to push the boundaries of robotic dexterity

7 months ago — 2 min read

NASA has announced a new challenge to create a program for a virtual Robonaut 5 which would allow it to...

Glassdoor reveal Engineering roles among the highest earning jobs in the UK

7 months ago — 2 min read

Glassdoor’s 2016 report has revealed that graduate mechanical engineers earn approximately £26,949 per annum, software engineers £28,370, graduate engineers £26,500,...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: International Broadcast Centre by AECOM

7 months ago — 2 min read

The International Broadcast Centre is the largest building in the Olympic Park, and while visually it might not have the...

World’s longest aircraft, Airlander 10, completes maiden flight

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

Cardington Sheds, a Grade II-listed World War One hanger than was once used to housed airships in the 1920s, saw...

A-level results 2016: Increases in number of girls in STEM subjects

7 months ago — 2 min read

Girls entering the core STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - at A-level have increased again this year....

#EngineeringTheOlympics: The Olympic Velodrome

7 months ago — 2 min read

Unlike custom built venues, the Olympic Velodrome was originally intended as a re-use of the legacy velodrome from the Pan...