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  • .@RollsRoyce is developing a flying taxi propulsion system

    Rolls-Royce is developing a flying taxi propulsion system

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 16 Jul '18, 9am

    The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an ‘electric vertical take-off and landing’ (EVTOL) vehicle, which could carry four to five people and could travel at speeds of up to 250 mph for approximately 500 miles. “Rolls-Royce is actively exploring a range of possible markets an...

  • #Graphene smart membranes can control water

    Graphene smart membranes can control water

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 12 Jul '18, 8am

    The team, led by Professor Rahul Nair, embedded conductive filaments within the electrically insulating graphene oxide membrane. An electric current passed through these nano-filaments created a large electric field which ionises the water molecules and thus controls the water transpo...

  • Driving simulator for future transport and driving research

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 09 Jul '18, 9am

    The driving simulator suite consists of a full-size DigiCar, a portable version (MiniDigiSim) and a HGV driving simulator (DigiTruck). DigiCar was built using a Peugeot 3008 SUV and creates a fully immersive experience by combining full vehicle controls and hyper-realistic sensory inp...

  • @MARSBioimaging creates world's first 3D colour X-ray of a human using technology from @CERN

    First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 11 Jul '18, 1pm

    Medipix is a family of read-out chips for particle imaging and detection. The original concept of Medipix is that it works like a camera, detecting and counting each individual particle hitting the pixels when its electronic shutter is open. This enables high-resolution, high-contrast...

  • #Connected car testing goes live in Coventry

    Connected car testing goes live in Coventry

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 09 Jul '18, 8am

    The second phase of the UK CITE consortium will see Jaguar Land Rover trial a range of intelligent connected features such as emergency electronic brake light warning, emergency vehicle warning, and in-vehicle signage for road works warning and traffic condition warning. The UK CITE p...

  • UK overtakes US as engineering startup hub as new generation of entrepreneurs emerges

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 10 Jul '18, 1pm

    The research finds that a generation gap has opened between young graduate and academic entrepreneurs and those over the age of 40. Just one in ten of those over 40 have started or even considered starting a business, in contrast to a third of those aged 21-30, rising to half of 31-40...

  • Smarter, faster #algorithm cuts number of steps to solve problems

    Smarter, faster algorithm cuts number of steps to solve problems

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 02 Jul '18, 10am

    The algorithm, and variations of it, could be used for applications such as designing sensor arrays for medical imaging; more quickly assessing the accuracy of machine learning models; and designing clinical trials for drugs to treat Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, obesity, diabetes,...

  • @AquaPowerTech MANTA: The new wave

    MANTA: Turning the tide?

    eurekamagazine.co.uk 06 Jul '18, 1pm

    When it comes to renewable energy, it is fair to say that wave energy has been the Cinderella of the sector. While wind energy has gone from strength to strength and become a commonplace feature of our land- and seascapes and solar panels are widely seen, tidal energy has not really a...


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