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3D printed ‘living tattoo’

MIT engineers have devised a 3D printing technique that uses ink made from genetically programmed living cells that are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli. When mixed with ...


Low cost way to see through any wall

Researchers at Duke University have devised a way to see through walls using a narrow band of microwave frequencies without any advance knowledge of what the walls are made form. Besides having ...



A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

Physicists at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that has allowed them to visualise the dispersion of light in time and space, and ...







ABB and Kawasaki to work on cobots

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced that they are to join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual arm designs.










The world’s largest aircraft crashes

Airlander, the longest aircraft in the world, broke free from its mooring mast on Saturday 18 November 2017, triggering a safety measure that rips apart the hull and deflates the 92m long, 20 tonne ...


Bonding composite to metal with no adhesives

Working on the Ariel Hipercar project, Powdertech Surface Science has developed a process, that uses no adhesives, for bonding polypropylene glass fibre composite to aluminium for the vehicle’s ...

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Industry 4.0

According to industrial supplier, ERIKS UK, data security concerns have the ...