Archive August 2016

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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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?

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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...