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  • newPromoted webinar: Using AI to apply the industrial internet of things
    Access AI at the Edge to deliver operational efficiency and maximum value from IoT – Tuesday 12th November, 2:00pm GMT REGISTER HERE NOW  Confused by the potential benefits of the industrial IOT? Unsure how you would even go about deploying the te…
    - 9 hours ago 11 Nov 19, 12:35pm -
  • newNovember 1962 – the birth of Maglev
    In November 1962 The Engineer reported on Dr Eric Laithwaite’s pioneering development of Maglev transportation technology. Despite decades of development and a growing worldwide interest in high speed rail, Maglev – a futuristic transportation co…
    - 10 hours ago 11 Nov 19, 12:07pm -
  • newSmart infrastructure to harvest energy from roads
    Roads that generate electricity from passing cars and lorries are part of a UK project aiming to introduce so-called smart infrastructure onto local road networks. The ‘SMART Connected Community: Live Labs’ project will focus on Aylesbury with in…
    - 10 hours ago 11 Nov 19, 11:58am -
  • newRailway track inspection software could save £10m a year
    Annual savings of £10m could be realised following the development of railway track inspection software developed in collaboration by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and York University. After two-and-a-half years in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership a machin…
    - 11 hours ago 11 Nov 19, 11:11am -
  • newFunding confirmed for Virgin Orbit’s Cornwall spaceport
    Virgin Orbit UK will receive £7.35m from the UK Space Agency to develop facilities for its planned spaceport at Cornwall’s Newquay Aiport.  According to the Space Agency, the UK subsidiary of Virgin Orbit will use the funds to develop advanced gr…
    - 12 hours ago 11 Nov 19, 10:06am -

Science Daily Engineering

  • Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to 'grow' like a plant
    Engineers have developed a robot designed to extend a chain-like appendage flexible enough to twist and turn in any necessary configuration, yet rigid enough to support heavy loads or apply torque to assemble parts in tight spaces. When the task is c…
    - 4 days ago 7 Nov 19, 8:59pm -
  • Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business
    Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a new study.
    - 4 days ago 7 Nov 19, 2:39pm -
  • On the way to intelligent microrobots
    Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields. Such machines, which ar…
    - 5 days ago 6 Nov 19, 6:03pm -
  • Showing robots 'tough love' helps them succeed
    According to a new study by computer scientists, to help a robot succeed, you might need to show it some tough love. In a computer-simulated manipulation task, the researchers found that training a robot with a human adversary significantly improved…
    - 5 days ago 6 Nov 19, 4:21pm -
  • 'Intelligent' metamaterial makes MRIs affordable and accessible
    Researchers have developed a new, 'intelligent' metamaterial -- which costs less than ten dollars to build -- that could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making the entire MRI process faster, safer, and more accessible to patients arou…
    - 6 days ago 5 Nov 19, 4:35pm - Engineering Tech

  • Medical drones for accident and emergency
    Remote or computer-controlled aircraft, commonly referred to as "drones" could revolutionize the way in which emergency medical supplies, such as bags of blood plasma, are delivered to areas hit by disaster, accidents or other life-threatening situat…
    - 12 Jul 19, 1:16pm -
  • What will it take to live on the moon?
    With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University's Haym Benaroya is optimistic that people will someday live on the moon.
    - 11 Jul 19, 6:10pm -
  • Study provides framework for assessing historic wrought iron structures
    The Institution of Civil Engineers will honor the research of a New York University professor who employed terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) to examine Ireland's historic Guinness Bridge.
    - 11 Jul 19, 5:21pm -
  • New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts
    Last week's massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Labo…
    - 11 Jul 19, 4:17pm -
  • New high-definition satellite radar can detect bridges at risk of collapse from space
    Researchers from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Bath have developed a satellite-based early warning system that could spot tiny movements in bridges that indicate they could collapse.
    - 9 Jul 19, 6:25pm -