CCS 'can compete with other low-carbon generation'
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:32 GMT
UK gas and coal power stations equipped with carbon capture, transport and storage have the potential to be cost competitive with other forms of low-carbon power generation.
Nanoscale friction could lead to surface improvement
Fri, 17 May 2013 00:02 GMT
Scientists in Germany have observed a previously unknown type of friction that occurs at the nanoscale.
Shining a light on experimental laser accelerators
Thu, 16 May 2013 11:02 GMT
The Engineer paid a visit to Southampton University to find out how cutting edge techniques for making fibre lasers could lead to the next generation of particle accelerators.
Rarest natural element study could enable new radiotherapy
Thu, 16 May 2013 00:20 GMT
Nuclear physicists have measured the properties of the rarest element on Earth, a development that could lead to improved radiotherapy.
Camera tricks allow 3D digital model scupting by hand
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:02 GMT
Specialised computer algorithms and a depth-sensing camera have been used to create Shape-It-Up, a tool that lets designers manipulate 3D shapes using hand gestures.
Hydrogel protects medical implants from immune attack
Wed, 15 May 2013 12:00 GMT
A new material could help prevent medical implants from being isolated and attacked by the body’s immune system.
Project aims to boost UK electronics industry
Wed, 15 May 2013 00:10 GMT
The UK’s £23bn electronics industry is expected to benefit from a £5.6m project to develop the next generation of energy-efficient computing systems.
Passenger aircraft flown 500 miles by ground control
Tue, 14 May 2013 15:31 GMT
Engineers believe they are writing a new chapter in aviation history with the first successful flight of an unmanned aircraft in all UK aerospace.
Technology Strategy Board secures budget of £440m
Tue, 14 May 2013 15:16 GMT
The Technology Strategy Board has secured a budget of £440m to support businesses and drive growth across the UK.