It’s more than 20 years since Sony’s Aibo robotic dog was released (yes, it was really that long ago!) and a recent reboot of the lovable ‘pet’ proved that interactive companions are still popular. But what if you’re more of a cat person?
Christmas is literally just around the corner and for many that will mean patronising a busy bar or two for Festive works drinks. An inevitable part of this annual ritual is queuing up and sometimes walking away with the wrong order.
Virtual Reality (VR) technology immerses a user inside a computer-generated experience, allowing them to see, hear and interact with amazing 3D worlds. But the extent to which people have been able to physically feel those worlds has, until now, been pretty limited.
Plastic is a super convenient material, there’s no denying that, which is why we’ve come to rely on it to make everything from containers to drinking straws and mobile phones to vacuum cleaners. But our (over) reliance on plastic isn’t without environmental costs.
Contact lenses are nothing new. In fact, people have been wearing them for hundreds of years to help correct their vision. These small, thin discs of transparent material are usually custom-shaped and carefully formed to ensure they perfectly fit a person’s cornea.
British Summer Time has just ended (did you remember to turn your clocks back?), which means we’re back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) until next March. The clocks going back also means we are edging ever closer to winter and if you’re a homeowner with a garden, you’ll know that the prep work you do now really matters before the colder weather hits.
Exploring unknown and hazardous environments always presents a challenge. Burning buildings, for example, are dangerous to navigate, but if there are people trapped inside, it’s a risk our brave rescue teams often have to take.
A significant proportion of young people do not know what a career in engineering entails, new research from EngineeringUK has revealed. It’s a reality that has “far-reaching implications”, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering.
If you’re a pet food manufacturer, what’s the best way to improve your products? By asking an innovative tech company to develop a smart pill that can be eaten by animals and which takes samples as it progresses through their bodies, of course.
In a world first, a robot that can pick raspberries has been developed by Fieldwork Robotics, a spinout company from the University of Plymouth. Could the future of fruit picking be decidedly autonomous?
Writing a cover letter can be daunting but it’s so important. Get it right and there’s a good chance your CV will get reviewed. Get it wrong and you might not even get a reply (let alone an interview).