News

The latest news from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.



Ocado develops innovative robotic solutions

Ocado Technology has announced a major development in the pursuit toward creating robotic grocery picking arm capable of safely grasping a wide variety of products for use in its highly-automated ...




Harvard scientists create metallic hydrogen

More than 80 years after it was theorised, Harvard scientists have reportedly succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. The material is theorised to have a wide range of applications, including as a ...









Checking structures from the comfort of the office

Engineers at the University of Cambridge have started initial trials to see if construction inspectors could use Microsoft’s HoloLens to spot potentially dangerous cracks in bridges without having to ...




3D bioprinter for printing human skin

A team of researchers from Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) has demonstrated, for the first time, that, using the new 3D printing technology, it is possible to produce functional human skin.







Versarien buys stake in Cambridge Graphene

Materials specialist Versarien has acquired a majority stake in Cambridge Graphene, a spin out from the University of Cambridge which has commercialised graphene inks for novel technology ...



Soft robot hugs the heart and helps it beat

Clinicians and engineers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a customisable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment ...


Nissan to trial driverless vehicles in London

Nissan will begin tests of self-driving vehicles next month and plans to include a motorway-only autonomous driving feature on several cars to be released later this year. The London based trials ...

Editor's Choice