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Reinventing steam with three new technologies

Heliex Power, the East Kilbride-based energy company, has launched three products to help a variety of industries maximise their energy efficiency, by building on its existing unique steam technology.




Making 3D printing as simple as printing on paper

MIT spinout New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) has created what it claims is the only fully automated commercial 3D printer that is equipped with cloud-based queuing and automatic part removal, making ...


‘Seeing’ hand offers new hope to amputees

Biomedical engineers at Newcastle University, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have developed a bionic hand fitted with a camera which instantaneously takes a ...



Brexit threatens UK medical technology sector

According to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the UK must harmonise with EU regulation on medical devices and address the country’s research funding short-fall post ...


Elon Musk reveals vision for underground road system

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a tunnel network under Los Angeles in December 2016 and promptly set up ‘The Boring Company’. Speaking at the Ted (Technology, ...




UK Robotics Week returns

The UK’s role at the heart of robotics innovation will be shared again with the public this summer with the return of UK Robotics Week, sponsored by EMS and Faulhaber – providers of small motor drive ...





NASA creates 3D printed 'Space Fabric'

Raul Polit Casillas, systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and his colleagues have designed an advanced woven metal fabric for use in spacesuits and structures.


3D printed rocket engines get fired up

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a California-based rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer, has announced successful hot-fire testing of its 3D-printed thrust chamber for the RL10 engine. The component was ...







Smart fabric turns body heat in to electricity

Researchers have developed a fabric to convert body heat into electricity to power wearable devices. The work was carried out at Purdue University in the US. The garment creates a flexible ...



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Cleaning up space junk

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