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£12m East Midlands iHub open for business

The East Midlands’ iHub innovation centre, which aims to nurture the development and growth of businesses in the rail, aerospace and automotive supply industries is open for business.






Wearable robotic tools being developed for surgery

A team of researchers led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is developing a wearable robotic system for keyhole surgery that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as ...



The world’s strongest and most adaptable material

The makers of Braeön (pronounced “brawn”) say it’s plastic composite material is a lighter, more versatile alternative to rope of metal while exhibiting the most beneficial features of both. Boasting ...





Soaking up an oil spill

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only absorbs oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull ...









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Unreal space station

Epic Games has provided NASA with its Unreal Engine real-time visualisation platform ...


Marble music machine

This incredibly complex music box is the brainchild of Swedish musician Martin Molin ...