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2nd December 2023

Autonomous excavator can build stone walls

An autonomous excavator has been demonstrated in Switzerland. Using sensors, the machine can generate 3D maps of a construction site, localising individual blocks and stones in order to build a wall.

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1st December 2023

Transatlantic jet uses 100% sustainable fuel

Virgin Atlantic has conducted the first ever transatlantic flight by a large plane using 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

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12th September 2023

California moves forward with high-speed rail plans

The United States' first 220 mph electrified trains could be in operation by 2030.

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21st August 2023

Wind-powered cargo ship sets sail

New, ground-breaking wind technology has the potential to decarbonise large cargo vessels, which are currently responsible for about 2% of global emissions.

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21st July 2023

Hyundai to use nanotechnology in cars from 2025–2026

Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its vision for the future of mobility, announcing the development of six innovative nanotechnologies designed to enhance the performance, efficiency, and safety of its vehicles.

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12th June 2023

World's first "battery tanker" to debut in 2026

Japanese company PowerX has unveiled the detailed design of the first-ever "Battery Tanker" at the Bariship International Maritime Exhibition.

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19th April 2023

"Condensed battery" could power aircraft

Chinese technology company CATL has today launched a new "condensed battery" with up to 500 Wh/kg. This ultra-high energy density could enable the electrification of passenger aircraft.

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4th April 2023

World's first full-size, self-driving public bus service

Level 4 autonomous buses will begin operation in Scotland next month – the first service of its kind in the world.

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29th January 2023

World's largest hydrogen-electric plane takes off

Zero-emission aviation is one step closer, with a 19-seat aircraft completing its first test flight powered by a hydrogen-electric engine.

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9th December 2022

Next-generation fighter jet planned for 2035

The UK government today announced it will collaborate with Italy and Japan to develop the Tempest, a new fighter jet featuring a plethora of futuristic technologies.

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13th November 2022

Major housing development to be 3D-printed

Work has started on the first large-scale community of 3D-printed homes in the United States, with reservations to be available in 2023.

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23rd September 2022

Climate extremes, viruses, social unrest ... war? We desperately need a Plan B

A guest piece by Richard Fox.

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26th June 2022

First solar-powered car will debut this year

A futuristic new solar-powered vehicle is now road-legal, with first delivery expected as early as November and will give drivers the freedom to exceed 1,000 km of range between charges.

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18th June 2022

Batteries 98% charged in under 10 minutes

California-based Enovix is developing 3D silicon lithium-ion batteries with faster charging times and higher energy densities than current cells.

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8th June 2022

First ocean crossing by autonomous cargo ship

Avikus – a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate HD Hyundai – has conducted the autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to do so.

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31st May 2022

Walmart expands drone delivery service

Retail giant Walmart is bringing the convenience of drone delivery to 4 million households, in partnership with DroneUp.

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