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The robot embraces the gullible lionfish with its metallic paddles and delivers a lethal electric shock

Electrocuting killer robot tested in Atlantic

25 August 2016

A remotely operated robot prototype designed to kill invasive lionfish by delivering an electric shock is being tested in the Atlantic Ocean as a means to protect ecosystems. 

Nutonomy eventually plans to launch driverless services to cities in Asia, Europe and the US.

Self-driving taxi service launches in Singapore

25 August 2016

The world's first self-driving taxis have begun picking up passengers in Singapore.

Airlander 10 crashed during a second test flight

Airlander 10 airship crashes during Bedfordshire test flight

24 August 2016

The Airlander 10 airship, the world’s largest aircraft, has crashed at the Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire on Wednesday during its second test flight after a UK revamp.

The Harvard team eventually hopes to design an octobot that can crawl, swim and interact with its environment

Autonomous octobot is first 3D-printed entirely soft robot

24 August 2016

A 3D-printed soft robot nicknamed the ‘octobot’ is the first example of a possible new generation of completely soft, untethered autonomous machines.

China has revealed first images of its future Martian rover

Mars rover design unveiled by Chinese space agency

24 August 2016

China’s space agency has released the first images of a rover it plans to send to Mars within the next five years.

Tesla's electric cars currently take hours to reach full battery capacity

Plastic membrane offers super-fast electric vehicle charging

24 August 2016

A thin plastic membrane that stops rechargeable batteries from discharging when not in use and allows for rapid recharging has been developed by Ohio State University (OSU) researchers.

The battery is made of Melanin which naturally occurs in the body

Edible batteries pave the way for ingestible medical devices

23 August 2016

Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease.

A new coating material makes smart windows more efficient

Smart window material efficiently blocks heat and light

23 August 2016

A new smart window material based on amorphous nanomaterials can control the transmission of heat and light with unprecedented efficiency.

The computer chip supply chain is so complex that one can never be sure who may have tampered with the devices

Sabotage-proof chip checks against Trojan infection

23 August 2016

A chip that constantly verifies whether its calculations are being hampered by a Trojan or other malware is being developed by American researchers. 

Broken communication links between the pilot and the aircraft have been blamed for drone related accidents

Most drone accidents due to technical faults, not users, study finds

23 August 2016

Technical problems are to blame for the majority of drone-related accidents rather than their operators, according to researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

One SME will win a £35,000 funded programme with the MTC

£35,000 prize for healthcare SMEs launched by IET and MTC

23 August 2016

The IET and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) are offering one SME the opportunity to join its state of the art manufacturing centre in Coventry and work alongside the MTC to develop and adapt an existing technology (owned by the SME) for commercialisation in the healthcare sector.

Thousands of chips can now be connected together into a single system containing millions of cores

Scalable data centre chip boosts speeds, lowers energy usage

23 August 2016

A computer chip that promises to boost the performance of data centres that lie at the core of online services - from email to social media - has been revealed by Princeton University researchers.

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