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4D printing load bearing structures

Researchers at ETH Zurich, led by head of the Engineering Design and Computing Lab Kristina Shea, have developed a construction principle to control the deformation of load bearing 4D printed ...



NASA announces mission to ‘touch the Sun’

NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into our Sun’s atmosphere during an event held at the University of Chicago’s William Eckhardt Research Center Auditorium today at 4pm GMT.



Adding tactile feedback to prosthetic hand

Engineers and researchers from Rice University, the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have added ‘muscle sense’ to prosthetic limbs and found that tactile feedback on ...


Turning space junk into rocket fuel

Australian start-up Neumann Space has developed the Neumann Drive, a rocket designed to feed on space junk fuel itself. The rocket has been identified for its potential to remove fragmented rocket ...



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 ...

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Cleaning up space junk

Scientists at the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are leading ...