Research and Development
An Australian plastics scientist has won the inaugural Prime Minister's Prize for New Innovators for creating a process that allows manufacturers to replace glass components with light-weight plastic.
Sportswear producer Reebok unveiled its new ‘Liquid Factory’ technology last week which makes use of additive manufacturing to create shoes.
US-based aerospace company Aurora Flight Sciences has demonstrated a new autonomous co-pilot system.
Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning have been identified as key areas that will inform and evolve the ever-changing global transport landscape, with a series of ground-breaking research projects being delivered over the coming year by experts from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).
The ExoMars mission has successfully arrived into Martian orbit, however its Schiaparelli lander may have failed to complete a soft landing.
Sydney rocket scientist, Paddy Neumann, and his company Neumann Space, have signed a deal with Europe's biggest aerospace company, to help accelerate the development of a prototype ion rocket which could get to "Mars and back on one tank of fuel".
Researchers at Cranfield University have unveiled what they believe could be the biggest metal 3D printed part ever made in a single piece, using Cranfield’s Wire + Arc Additive Manufacture (WAAM) process.
Land mines could become a thing of the past, at least that's the aim of a team that has created a drone it hopes will put an end to the destructive device which still kills and maims over 20,000 people each year.
US-based computer manufacturer D-Wave Systems last week announced their most powerful quantum computer yet.
German automaker Volkswagen Group (VW) has today unveiled its first ever long-range electric vehicle.