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Probing Mars, charging cars

Engineers developing a drill for probing Mars, the Moon and asteroids have created the world's first portable charger to power up electric cars anywhere, anytime.

dateDec 23, 2015 in Engineering
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How do robots 'see' the world?

The world has gone mad for robots with articles talking almost every day about the coming of the robot revolution. But is all the hype, excitement and sometimes fear justified? Is the robot revolution really coming?

dateDec 22, 2015 in Robotics
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Carbon-nanotube strips harness waste heat

Where work is done there is waste heat, but research is making progress toward ways of harnessing heat so that this energy is not wasted. Devices for converting heat into mechanical energy and then into electrical energy ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Norway's EV purchasing spree is climate friendly

If every other passenger car in Norway is plugged into the electric network by 2020, Europe will have to produce more electricity – mainly from coal-fired power plants – to meet the demand. But it will be a plus for the ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Environment
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