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The pneumatic muscle suit and its inventor Yuichi Kurita

Pneumatic muscle suit enhances mobility of elderly

30 November 2015

Japanese researchers have created an assistive suit from innovative pneumatic muscles that could improve elderly people's quality of life.

16 teams of engineering students will compete in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge

Student-built drones to compete in IMechE challenge

30 November 2015

Sixteen teams of aspiring engineers from 15 UK and one Egyptian university will compete in building drones capable of transporting small packages. 

Beijing air-pollution levels ‘extremely hazardous’

30 November 2015

Beijing is experiencing its worst air pollution this year, with monitoring stations reporting exceptionally high levels of micro-pollutants, city officials have said. 

Uber users in London will be newly able to share the cars with others to cut cost and reduce congestion

Uber launches car-sharing scheme to cut congestion

30 November 2015

Uber has introduced a new feature of its taxi app that enables people to share rides to save money and contribute to cutting congestion in the city. 

HS2 will reach Crewe six year earlier than previously expected

HS2 to Crewe to run by 2027

30 November 2015

George Osborne has confirmed that HS2 trains will run to Crewe by 2027 - six years earlier than originally planned.

‘Thousands of miles’ of British roads lack SOS signal

30 November 2015

Unlucky drivers who break down on thousands miles of roads in the UK cannot call for help because there is no mobile phone signal, an independent motoring charity has warned. 

Even if they reach a deal, it won't be enough to reverse the progressing global warming

Renewables the main issue at Paris climate change talks

30 November 2015

Global leaders have met in Paris for two weeks of negotiations about the new climate change deal necessary to inhibit global warming.

Bill Gates believes that investment into clean technology research needs to accelerate

Bill Gates unveils plans for clean tech research initiative

27 November 2015

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is planning to launch a multi-billion dollar clean energy research initiative to support the global efforts to reduce the effects of climate change.

A microphone made of graphene could capture ultrasonic frequencies

Super-sensitive graphene microphone could be ultrasonic

27 November 2015

Researchers have created a microphone made of graphene that is 32 times more sensitive than a conventional nickel-based device. 

A zero-emission Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell with sophisticated mapping technology

Hyndai's fuel cell car maps central London

27 November 2015

A mosaic depicting Oxford Street made of half a million photographs of central London streets captured by automated mapping technology has been created by Hyundai. 

Formula E has launched the first driverless car racing series

Formula E announces driverless electric car championship

27 November 2015

The first championship of driverless electric cars - dubbed the Roborace - has been announced by Formula E.

Centrica will invest into the South Humber power station to bring it back online in 2017

Centrica upgrades mothballed gas power plant

27 November 2015

Energy firm Centrica has invested £63m into upgrades of a partially mothballed gas-fired power station in North East Lincolnshire.

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