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Researchers in the US have demonstrated how a swarm of interconnected particle robots can move in sync and perform simple tasks such as pushing objects.Developed by engineers at MIT, Columbia, Cornell and Harvard, the particle robots are palm-sized
Coventry’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is to get a £5m funding boost that will allow it to refurbish buildings and invest in new equipment.A collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group,
The three-year DLINK project, based around a collaboration between Lancaster and Glasgow universities, will exploit a so-far unused part of the wireless communications spectrum.DLINK is funded by the EPSRC and includes industrial partners such as
Scientists at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a new dopamine biosensor that could speed up diagnosis of conditions such as Parkinson’s and depression.The compact rectangular device uses microfluidics to first separate plasma
Software evaluates the cost impact of design decisions early in the development process Manufacturing businesses across all sectors face a growing challenge to reduce costs and bring products to market more quickly.
At a conference hosted by the Born Free Foundation, conservationists outlined how they are harnessing technology to protect endangered wildlife.Andrew Wade reports It is no small irony that as humanity destroys more and more of the natural world, it
The University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Babcock International have revealed plans for a new £2.4m composites test facility, located at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife.Known as Fastblade, it will be the first centre of its kind designed to carry out