Archive February 2017

EPSRC award Engineers £4.6m to develop robots that can clean up dangerous nuclear waste

3 months ago — 5.5 min read

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded Engineers £4.6m to develop robots that can clean up dangerous...

Thanks to the University of Singapore you might soon feel the (virtual) wind in your hair

3 months ago — 2 min read

The Virtual Reality industry is booming with mass-market devices now providing realistic visuals and audio for an immersive VR experience....

Is Britain joining the space race?

3 months ago — 5 min read

The government is considering plans that might see satellites blasting off from British soil in the next three years. On...

Plymouth University launch mentoring and scholarship programme to counter the shortfall of engineering graduates

3 months ago — 2.5 min read

Plymouth University has launched "The Tamar Engineering Project" which they hope will help counter the shortfall of engineering graduates from...

Latest grants from the UK’s Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund announced

3 months ago — 3.5 min read

The UK's Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) has awarded funding to five groundbreaking projects that will include making existing cancer...

#cubesat NASA’s ultra-thin built-in batteries set to free up valuable space on CubeSats

3 months ago — 3 min read

"Space" is a valuable commodity when it comes to CubeSats! Engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and the University of...

Meet Cassie – the highly energy-efficient walking machine

3 months ago — 2 min read

A new startup company, Agility Robotics, has spun off from Oregon State University and successfully introduced Cassie. This unique robot...

#cubesat ISRO launch 104 Satellites to smash the world launch record

3 months ago — 4 min read

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history today by launching a record 104 satellites into the earth’s lower orbit...

Tesla Break World Acceleration Record for Production Cars

3 months ago — 1 min read

Tesla has made automotive history again by breaking the record for the world’s fastest accelerating production vehicle. Tesla already held...

Dorothée Pullinger – Ground-breaking female engineer nominated for Scotland’s Hall of Heroes

3 months ago — 3 min read

Dorothée Pullinger - an accomplished automobile engineer, racing car driver, entrepreneur and founding member of the Women’s Engineering Society -...

Applications for the University of Cambridge “Public Engagement with Research” Awards Open

4 months ago — 2.5 min read

Applications for this year's University of Cambridge Public Engagement with Research Awards are now open. While the awards are only...

Victoria Drummond – Ground-breaking female engineer nominated for Scotland’s Hall of Heroes

4 months ago — 4 min read

Victoria Drummond, Britain’s first female marine engineer, could become the first woman to be included in the Hall of Heroes...

Could British Engineering win the America’s Cup for the first time in 166 years?

4 months ago — 3 min read

Sir Ben Ainslie has launched the British Landrover BAR (aka Rita)- a yacht that combines the very best of British...

FIRST LEGO League – Dr Kim Cave-Ayland mentors Robot Turtles

4 months ago — 1 min read

Students at Gillotts School in Henley have won the best robot design award at the FIRST LEGO League Oxfordshire regional...

Bristol hosts MAAXX – The Worlds First Autonomous Drone Race

4 months ago — 4.5 min read

Drone enthusiasts are set to descend on the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) as it hosts an...

Dyson’s cryptic Youtube challenge aims to hoover up the best UK Engineering talent

4 months ago — 1 min read

Dyson are always looking for new engineering talent but have taken a slightly different approach in their search for the...

Engineers reveal Bat Bot – The Biomimetic flying soft Robot we deserve

4 months ago — 2 min read

Roboticists at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois have unveiled the "Bat Bot", a soft robot...

Engineers who revolutionised modern Digital Imaging Sensors win £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize

4 months ago — 3 min read

Three Engineers who have revolutionised the modern visual world across three decades with; the charge-coupled device (CCD); the pinned photodiode...