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The Engineer

  • newOpinion: Industry 5.0 and the dawn of a new digital age
    As AI and IoT become increasingly utilised throughout society, Industry 5.0 is expected to significantly revolutionise the way we work, says Marina Ruggieri, IEEE fellow and professor of telecommunications at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The…
    - 34 mins ago 4 Mar 21, 2:24pm -
  • newLeonardo grads table plan for aircraft graveyards
    Graduate apprentices at aerospace company Leonardo have devised a plan to transform aircraft graveyards into green hubs for sustainable use of materials. The concept was developed for the Fuel Change Challenge, sponsored by Skills Development Scotlan…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 21, 12:43pm -
  • newRenishaw founders to sell shareholdings
    The founders of engineering, scientific and health tech company Renishaw have announced their intention to sell their shareholdings in the company. Executive chairman Sir David McMurtry and non-executive deputy chairman John Deer founded Renishaw in…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 21, 11:33am -
  • newChancellor outlines £65bn recovery Budget in Parliament
    Rishi Sunak has revealed to Parliament a £65bn Budget to provide support for jobs and businesses as the nation starts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The chancellor’s investment-led recovery includes the establishment of new port infrast…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Mar 21, 10:45am -
  • new3D Printing – a tool for supporting rapid industrial innovation or just another way of making Yoda heads?
    Whilst the dream of a 3D printer in every home has so far failed to materialise, the momentous events of the past year have caused an attitude shift that appears to have accelerated adoption of the technology, writes Dr Phil Reeves Question: What is…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 21, 9:30am -

Science Daily Engineering

  • newConquering the timing jitters
    A large international team has developed a method that dramatically improves the time resolution achievable with X-ray free-electron lasers. Their method could have a broad impact in the field of ultrafast science.
    - 20 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 7:25pm -
  • Helping soft robots turn rigid on demand
    Researchers have simulated a soft-bodied robot that turns rigid on demand. The advance may help broaden robots' range of tasks and allow for safe interactions with people, including in patient care settings.
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 21, 2:52pm -
  • New generation of tiny, agile drones introduced
    Researchers developed an insect-size drone with soft actuators -- akin to muscles -- that are agile and resilient to collisions. The advance could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 21, 2:35pm -
  • A robot able to 'hear' through the ear of a locust
    Scientists report connecting the ear of a dead locust to a robot that receives the ear's electrical signals and responds accordingly.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 21, 3:48pm -
  • Designing soft materials that mimic biological functions
    A team of researchers has developed a theoretical model to design a soft material that demonstrates autonomous oscillating properties that mimic biological functions, like heartbeat.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 21, 1:52pm -

Phys.org Engineering Tech

  • newSoft robot swims in the Mariana Trench
    A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in China has developed a soft robot that can successfully swim in the Mariana Trench. In their paper published in the journal Nature,, the group describes their soft robot and its capabiliti…
    - 28 mins ago 4 Mar 21, 2:30pm -
  • newMantis shrimp inspires new breed of light sensors
    Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging.
    - 20 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 7:00pm -
  • newHelping soft robots turn rigid on demand
    Imagine a robot.
    - 23 hours ago 3 Mar 21, 3:30pm -
  • Calculating the albedo-climate penalty of hydropower dammed reservoirs
    A trio of researchers from the University of Innsbruck and the Free University of Bolzano has calculated the effect of positive radiation due to the albedo-climate penalty on hydropower dammed reservoirs. In their paper published in the journal Natur…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 21, 2:16pm -
  • A world first: A robot able to 'hear' through the ear of a locust
    A technological and biological development that is unprecedented in Israel and the world has been achieved at Tel Aviv University. For the first time, the ear of a dead locust has been connected to a robot that receives the ear's electrical signals a…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 21, 5:48pm -