Archive January 2018

Drone rescues teens hours after being unveiled for trial

2 years ago — Quick Read

A brand new rescue drone - just out of the box for trials - was put to use in a real rescue at Lennox Head, Australia, yesterday.

UK Startup fuses Engineering and Traditional Chocolate Making

2 years ago — Quick Read

Candy Mechanics, a start-up based in London, has introduced the first 3D consumable product to be created directly from any smartphone – your own head made in chocolate. Your browser...

MIT spinout PlenOptika aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

2 years ago — Long Read

Getting a glasses prescription is often difficult in developing countries. However, engineers at PlenOptika - an MIT spinout - aim to help with a new device that can create an...

Smart sensor will revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention

2 years ago — Quick Read

A new chemical sensor, designed by engineers at the University of Oxford, are set to revolutionise everything from terrorism prevention, environmental monitoring, reusable electronics, medical diagnostics to food safety.

Inexpensive Soft Robot “Muscle” Can Lift 200 Times Its Own Weight

2 years ago — Quick Read

Recently Engineers have been designing robots using soft materials that more closely resemble biological systems. However, a team from the University of Colorado Boulder have proven this doesn't need to...

Oxford could become the world’s first zero emission zone by 2035

2 years ago — Quick Read

Oxford prides itself as a bike-riding city, but the town might well become the world's first zero-emission zone by 2035 if plans to radically lower emissions are implemented. New plans...