Norwegian scientists prepare to test bladder sensor
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:38 GMT
A tiny injectable sensor could help could help doctors spot life-threatening bladder problems without using a catheter.
Study paves way for mass production of flexible computers
Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:22 GMT
Flexible electronic devices could become easier to manufacture thanks to a novel component developed at Surrey University, researchers claim.
Spectroscopy expands quality of water information
Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:02 GMT
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses existing technology to allow natural resource managers to collect more information on water quality.
Silk protein implants help mend broken bones
Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:56 GMT
Silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons is being used to developed surgical plates and screws for use in the treatment of broken bones.
Graphene flakes improve solar cell properties
Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:02 GMT
Researchers have reported early results on a way to make solar-powered panels lighter, less expensive, more flexible and more efficient with graphene nanoflakes.
UK public not revved up by driverless vehicles
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:31 GMT
People in Britain are not convinced of the benefits of driverless technology, according to a poll of 2,038 members of the public carried for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
QEPrize nominations open with call for more female engineers
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:06 GMT
Nominations for 2015’s £1m Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering have opened with a fresh call for parents to reappraise engineering as a career for their daughters.
Light-activated drugs offer precise strikes on tumours
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:04 GMT
Researchers have developed chemotherapy drugs that are activated by light, a development that gives doctors precise control over the release of therapeutics into the body.
Robotic surgery shown to improve patient outcomes
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:34 GMT
Prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need for additional cancer treatments, researchers claim.