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Autonomous vehicle can move like a crab

Schaeffler has developed a compact wheel module that combines the drive and chassis components of its ‘Schaeffler Mover’, an autonomous urban mobility concept vehicle that is said to be Schaeffler’s ...




Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Boeing’s investment arm, HorizonX Ventures, and Rolls-Royce are investing around £26.5 million in Reaction Engines Limited (REL), an Oxfordshire-based company developing a revolutionary aerospace ...


Metamaterial redirects and reflects sound

Researchers at Duke University in the US have demonstrated the design and construction of what they claim is the first thin material that can control the redirection and reflection of sound waves ...






Liquid-in-liquid 3D printed structures

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to 3D print structures composed entirely of liquids. They envision their ...




Live visual fitness tracker for swimmers

For the first time, information on lap time, distance, speed, average split times, lap numbers, target times and predicted finishing times will float in front of the eyes of swimmers thanks to what ...











Low-cost 3D Printed robotic prosthetic limb

A team of students from The University of Manchester has designed and built a 3D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a cheaper alternative for amputees.


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