Beirut explosion one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts

The explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020 was one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts in history according to engineers from Sheffield University. SARAID is a British charity which arrived in Beirut 49 hours after a blast ripped through the city, causing more than 140 deaths, 300,000 homeless and structural damage to […]

Scottish renewables firm to make flat pack water wheel for developing world

Carruthers Renewables, a Perth based engineering firm behind a fundamentally new type of water wheel, has joined forces with the Strathclyde University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)  to scale up production of its technology for the developing world. Prototype model of the Carruthers Water Wheel Invented by former maths lecturer turned civil engineer, Penelope Carruthers, […]

Suzuki develops filter to collect micro-plastics from sea

In what is professed to be a world first, Suzuki Motor Corporation has built up a Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for establishment on detachable engines. Suzuki’s new miniature plastic assortment gadget fitted to one of its detachable engines (Suzuki) Marine plastic waste is a developing natural issue with a tremendous measure of bungled waste streaming into […]

Ovipositor of parasitic wasps inspires the creation of MIS surgical tool

The egg-laying organ of parasitic wasps has propelled another tissue-transport gadget that could prompt advances in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The model, created by scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and portrayed in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, could permit MIS procedures to be utilized in beforehand difficult to-arrive at regions of […]

UK’s first hydrogen train makes mainline appearance today

The UK’s first hydrogen fueled train will start mainline testing today (September 30, 2020) on the North Cotswold line in Warwickshire. The HydroFLEX venture – created through a cooperation between Birmingham University and industry accomplices – has been upheld with a £750,000 award from the Department for Transport. It follows just about two years’ advancement […]

Commercially available’ hydrogen plane takes flight

The first flight of a commercially available aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells has taken place this week, while the UK government launches a council to decarbonise the aviation industry. ZeroAvia, which aims to scale up zero-emissions aviation, carried out the 20-minute flight from its R&D facility at Cranfield Airport this week, according to E&T. […]

US to ban TikTok and WeChat: app downloads in less than 48 hours

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores from Sunday, unless President Donald Trump agrees to a last-minute deal. The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the US from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform. The Trump administration says the companies threaten national […]

3 Storey Building Collapse In Abia Killing Two and Trapping Five

A 3 storey building has collapsed along Azikiwe road in Aba, Abia State, killing two persons and five others trapped in the rubble. Another victim was rescued and now receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in the city. Vanguard gathered that the deceased persons and survivor of the collapsed building were homeless residents in […]

Microsoft fails to acquire Tik Tok at the eleventh hour

Microsoft’s offer to buy the US operations of hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, paving the way for Oracle to secure a last-minute deal. This development is a fallout of the 15 September deadline given by US President Donald Trump for the Chinese-owned app to sell or shut down. Trump administration claims that […]

Nasa seeks private companies to help mine the Moon

The space agency has announced an initiative to mine lunar resources, in which it has promised to buy lunar regolith extracted by private companies. Nasa hopes that this will help establish international standards for behaviour in space. Nasa is looking for lunar regolith (the rock and dirt covering the rocky surface) from anywhere on the […]