Human tests begin on robot exoskeleton


Six people with traumatic spinal cord injuries have tested Ekso, the robotic exoskeleton from Ekso Bionics that enables wheelchair users to stand and walk.

Monitored by scientists at Kessler Foundation, the six participated in one week of preliminary testing in October 2011.

According to a statement, five patients have

Researchers at NASA start developing comet harpoon


Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre are in the early stages of designing a sample-collecting comet harpoon.

The researchers want to send a spacecraft to rendezvous with a

Researchers set out to assess performance of pothole repair


A new project is to study the performance of pothole repairs on a simulated road in an effort to create best-practice maintenance guidelines.

With the repair bill for cars damaged by th

Nanotechnology could improve how hydrogen fuel is stored


Glasgow University scientists believe that nanotechnology could be employed to turn hydrogen into a viable source of energy.

The potential of hydrogen as a fuel source in vehicles such

Materials and manufacturing boost for hydrogen storage

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:02 GMT

Engineers have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.

Signal-boosting points to cheaper, better light sensors

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:34 GMT

New technology could allow light sensors to detect a greater range of signals, helping to make them cheaper and more effective.

Fast smartphone charge technology based on biological semiconductors

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:12 GMT

A Tel Aviv start-up has developed technology that charges a smartphone battery to full capacity in under a minute. 

Toyota rolls out copper recycling process

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:20 GMT

Recycled copper could be used in up to two million vehicles a year following the development of a mechanical recycling process by Toyota.

Researchers create floating mist computer screens

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01 GMT

Floating projected computer screens made of mist could become a feature of future office meetings if new technology from Bristol University takes off.

Lightweight sensor measures heart rate and body movement

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:02 GMT

Engineers have developed a personal health-monitoring patch that is claimed to be half the weight of other products currently available. 

Land Rover unveils concept for visual driver assistance

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:44 GMT

Land Rover has unveiled Transparent Bonnet, a concept that allows drivers to see a digital vision of the terrain ahead by making the front of the car ‘virtually’ invisible. 

Engineers unveil round-the-world attempt solar aircraft

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:24 GMT

The solar-powered aircraft designed for the first round-the-world flight attempt without any fuel was unveiled by engineers in Switzerland yesterday.

Med-City cluster aims to commercialise healthcare research

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:23 GMT

The London-Oxford-Cambridge life sciences sector aims to establish itself as a world-leading cluster following the launch of a new medical research and translation initiative.