Archive April 2018

New imaging system makes back surgery safer, faster and less expensive

2 months ago — 1.5 min read

Engineers from Dartmouth College are pioneering a new way to make back surgery faster, cheaper and safer. Engineers from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Geisel School of Medicine...

Disney create ‘Force Jacket’ for when you need a virtual hug

2 months ago — 1 min read

Disney might be best known for Star Wars but its R&D wing - Disney Research - has just unveiled first real-world mastery of the force - the "Force Jacket". The...

ESA’s Gaia mission produces richest star map of our galaxy to date

2 months ago — 1.5 min read

The ESA released data from its Gaia mission today. The new star map is the richest data catalogue ever produced. The map includes high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars...

UK company to demonstrate zero emission hydrogen combustion engine

2 months ago — 1 min read

UK company ULEMCo has announced it has successfully modified a Volvo FH16 to burn hydrogen gas instead of petrol. The modifications give the truck a real-world range of about 180...

National Geographic reveal 3D, 360-degree video tour of the International Space Station

2 months ago — 0.5 min read

As a part of its a documentary series - "One Strange Rock" - the National Geographic Channel has created a 360-degree VR tour of the International Space Station National Geographic...

Could Plastic Roads save the world?

2 months ago — 0.5 min read

Engineer Toby McCartney has pioneered a way to use plastic waste to hold together asphalt. This could replace bitumen (an oil product), reduce plastic waste and create longer-lasting roads.