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Nanoalloys to replace pure platinum in fuel cells

According to research conducted by Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark, a new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel ...


Police robot ready for duty in Dubai

Dubai Police have revealed its first robot officer at the Fourth Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. The robot, a customised Reem robot from PAL Robotics, is tasked with autonomously ...




Ricardo’s real-world driving emissions testing

Ricardo has launched a real-world vehicle emission measurement service at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE), in Telford. The system uses absorption spectroscopy to monitor and record emissions ...






3D printed, soft robot traverses rough surfaces

A team of Engineers at the University of California San Diego, have developed what it says is the first 3D printed, soft robot capable of climbing over obstacles and walking on different terrains and ...




Swarming forward with driverless vehicle technology

RDM Group has joined forces with WMG at the University of Warwick and Milton Keynes Council to secure a £2m collaboration project from Innovate UK’s latest funding round to create Swarm Intelligence ...


Engineering Materials Live: Focussed success

The inaugural Engineering Materials Live Show kicked off on Thursday 11 May at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Coupled with the long running FAST exhibition, delegates arrived early ...



Fabricating in the fourth dimension

Kristina Shea, head of the Engineering Design and Computing Lab at ETH Zurich, is one researcher looking to add a fourth dimension to 3D printing technology: Time. 4D printing creates moveable and ...



Reinventing steam with three new technologies

Heliex Power, the East Kilbride-based energy company, has launched three products to help a variety of industries maximise their energy efficiency, by building on its existing unique steam technology.




Making 3D printing as simple as printing on paper

MIT spinout New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) has created what it claims is the only fully automated commercial 3D printer that is equipped with cloud-based queuing and automatic part removal, making ...


‘Seeing’ hand offers new hope to amputees

Biomedical engineers at Newcastle University, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have developed a bionic hand fitted with a camera which instantaneously takes a ...



Brexit threatens UK medical technology sector

According to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the UK must harmonise with EU regulation on medical devices and address the country’s research funding short-fall post ...


Elon Musk reveals vision for underground road system

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a tunnel network under Los Angeles in December 2016 and promptly set up ‘The Boring Company’. Speaking at the Ted (Technology, ...

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3D-printed bionic skin

Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a process for ...