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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 ...



MIT technique enables adaptable 3D printing

MIT chemists have developed a technique that allows them to print objects and then go back and add new polymers that alter the materials’ chemical composition and mechanical properties. It can also ...











Record 56-hour flight for UAV

Vanilla Aircraft has announced that its VA001 unmanned aircraft system completed a non-stop, unrefuelled 56-hour flight.




Altra completes acquisition of Stromag

Altra Industrial Motion, a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the Stromag ...


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Marble music machine

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