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 […]

Apple delays new anti-tracking privacy measures

Apple has delayed the implementation of new privacy measures designed to stop apps and websites tracking people online without their consent. The changes also mean app will have to ask a user’s permission to access the ad-tracking ID on an iPhone or iPad. The measures were due to arrive in the latest iOS 14 update […]

Chinese chip giant SMIC ‘in shock’ after US trade ban threat

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) said it was “in complete shock and perplexity” after the Pentagon revealed it had proposed the firm be added to a government blacklist. This would restrict suppliers from providing it with American-based tech without special permission. Beijing said it was “firmly opposed”. A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington of “blatant […]