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PQUA system makes waste water drinkable 'in minutes'

17 April 2015

Engineers in Mexico say they have developed a technique for purifying sea water, or waste water from households or industrial facilities, in less than two and half minutes.


WikiLeaks republishes hacked Sony Pictures documents

17 April 2015

Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has released a searchable database online of tens of thousands of emails and documents stolen by hackers in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.

Employees walk under a car assembly line at Geely Automobile Corporation in Cixi, Zhejiang province

Chinese auto firm Geely plans SUV to target Western markets

17 April 2015

Chinese carmaker Geely will start producing a small crossover utility vehicle developed with Volvo in a bid to break in to markets in the West.

The latest SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to the ISS was carrying a espresso maker

SpaceX gets espresso maker to ISS for astronaut Cristoforetti

17 April 2015

A SpaceX supply ship has delivered the first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts to the International Space Station.


‘Digital fingernail’ could control digital devices

17 April 2015

Researchers have developed a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

Cross-sectional image of the nanowire-bacteria hybrid array used in the new artificial photosynthesis system

Artificial photosynthesis used to create valuable chemical products

17 April 2015

A new method of artificial photosynthesis can convert waste CO2 into valuable chemical products such as biodegradable plastics, pharmaceuticals and liquid fuels.


Polysolar and Voyage Control win Cognicity Challenge

17 April 2015

Two companies fighting for funding in a 12-week programme have won £50,000 each to fast-track smart city technology in London’s Canary Wharf.

A Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on an Airbus A380

Rolls-Royce wins largest engine order in its history

17 April 2015

Rolls-Royce has received its largest order in history after winning a $9.2bn tender to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline.


New TV adaptor improves viewing for colour-blind people

16 April 2015

A TV adaptor that enhances video content has been designed to make it easier for colour blind people to distinguish between red and green.

A number of technology firms have complained to the Department of Justice that Android is anti-competitive

Google rivals seeking US competition investigation into Android

16 April 2015

Google’s rivals are pushing US competition regulators to investigate whether it unfairly uses its Android mobile operating system to win online advertising.

Real Change vendors will now be able to cater to cashless customers thanks to the new app from Google

Smartphone payments for Seattle’s homeless newspaper vendors

16 April 2015

Newspaper vendors in Seattle will be able to accept digital payments through a smartphone application developed by volunteers from Google.


UCL launches Centre for Engineering Education

16 April 2015

A new centre for engineering education launched on Thursday to improve the supply of engineers to the UK’s growing demand in the sector.

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