Haptic feedback gives gamers a sense of touch in the virtual world
Engineering students have developed a glove that allows a user to feel what they're touching while gaming in the virtual world.
Nanofibre thread spun into surgical sutures
A nanofibre thread designed for use in medical sutures could enter clinical trials later this year in surgery to repair injured shoulders.
UK researchers develop ultra-thin displays
A team from Oxford University has created an entirely new class of ultra-thin, ultra-high resolution displays with nanosecond access speed and no power consumption in static mode.
Plasma implants protect against counterfeit goods
An ultra-fast laser system that creates unique images within glass bottles could protect consumers from potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and alcoholic drinks.
African innovators celebrated by Royal Academy of Engineering
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the finalists in its newly launched Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Explosive-free valve design wins Space Propulsion Innovation Award
A pyrotechnic-free design for space valves from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has won the UK Space Agency's UK Space Propulsion Innovation Award.
Visualisation study sheds light on energy storage
Researchers have developed an X-ray imaging technique to visualise the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing iron fluoride, an advance that may improve energy storage.
ISS laser plan to clear space debris
Japanese engineers are proposing using the ISS to test a space-based system combining a telescope with a high-power laser to blast space debris out of orbit
Antenna-on-chip to enable internet-connected appliances
Wireless antennas small enough to squeeze onto computer chips could be built thanks to research at Cambridge University.