Natural networks have promise for cheap, flexible optoelectronics
The Engineer, December 18, 2014
Patterns derived from the veins on a leaf and spider-webs could be key for designing electrical networks for optoelectronic systems, according to researchers from Boston College and South China Normal University
Protective suit keeps aid workers cool in the fight against Ebola
The Engineer, December 16, 2014
Technology developed to cool patients in cardiac arrest has been incorporated in to a new suit designed to protect aid workers from the Ebola virus.
Chernobyl''s giant shield takes shape
The Engineer, December 16, 2014
Engineers have made huge progress on the construction of Chernobyl's New Safe Confinement, an immense shield that will replace the infamous reactor's crumbling sarcophagus
New dimensions added to robotic arm controlled by thoughts
The Engineer, December 16, 2014
A quadriplegic has used thought control to put a robotic arm through a range of complex hand movements, an advance that may restore her natural movement.
The Engineer Q&A: Carbon Capture and Storage
The Engineer, December 15, 2014
Your chance to question some of the leading researchers working on this important part of low-carbon energy technologies
Misaligned monolayers stack up for cheaper electronics
The Engineer, December 14, 2014
Stacking one atom thick materials?can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge more efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched.
Artificial intelligence detects cutting tool failures in real time
The Engineer, December 12, 2014
A new artificial intelligence system has been designed to detect failures in cutting tools in real time.
Laser weapon destroys targets with `near-instantaneous lethality'
The Engineer, December 12, 2014
The US military has successfully tested a prototype laser weapon system on selected targets during trials in the Persian Gulf.
New nuclear detection technology set to thwart development of ''dirty bombs''
The Engineer, December 12, 2014
A new nuclear detection technology is set to provide ports and customs authorities with a cheaper and more efficient method of countering terrorists.
Regenerative braking system lowers carbon footprint of trains
The Engineer, December 12, 2014
A new flywheel-based regenerative braking system has shown it can reduce the carbon footprint of rail travel on Britain's diesel-powered trains.
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