Engineering Breakthroughs

German Engineers use Wifi to see through walls

6 days ago — 2.5 min read

Engineers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a...

Air Force Academy cadet creates bullet-stopping gravy body armour

2 weeks ago — 2.5 min read

After a year of research and 20 attempts to get the material right, an Air Force Academy cadet has developed...

Facebook working on Brain-to-Computer interfaces

1 month ago — 2 min read

Facebook’s developers’ conference is underway this week. One of the most intriguing pieces of tech news to come out of...

Powered only by the sun – this device pulls water from dry air

1 month ago — 2 min read

Does a future where every home has a device which could pull all the water you need out of the...

Are circular runways going to take off?

2 months ago — 2 min read

Modern airports face a major constraint to growth - capacity! Current technology projects only optimise the use of the available...

Engineers control soft robots with magnetic fields

2 months ago — 2.5 min read

Engineers from North Carolina State University have made a fundamental advance in controlling "soft robots" by using magnetic fields to...

Meet the robotic octopus that could soon be working alongside humans

2 months ago — 2 min read

German robotics company Festo has revealed the "OctopusGripper" - a robotic octopus tentacle inspired by its eight-legged flesh-and-blood ocean counterparts...

New Nanofiber set to revolutionise Battery and Water Electrolysis Development

3 months ago — 3 min read

The key to constructing everything from long distance electric cars to increasing hydrogen production from water electrolysis is developing efficient...

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...

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...

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...

CRISPR technology used to develop Tuberculosis-resistant cows

4 months ago — 4 min read

In a world first a team of Chinese Enginers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technique to produce live cows with...

World’s first 3D-printed footbridge

4 months ago — 3 min read

In a world first the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has unveiled a first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge. The...

IKEA flat-pack refugee shelter wins Design of the Year

4 months ago — 2.5 min read

A temporary shelter designed for refugees by IKEA has been named the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year. The design...

Engineers have built a 1,000-watt “super laser”

4 months ago — 2.5 min read

British and Czech Engineers have announced that they have constructed and fired the "Bivoj" - a 1000-watt "high peak power...

Engineer Asier Marzo has created a sonic tractor beam … which you can build at home

5 months ago — 2.5 min read

Have you ever wanted to create an acoustic tractor beam to allow you to move objects with sound? Engineer Asier...