Featured Articles 2018-03-21T15:04:37+00:00

Meet the UK Dstl’s new autonomous delivery drones for military supplies

18 October 2018|

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is working with other government agencies to develop drones and unmanned ground robots with autonomous ‘deliver to order’ capability for frontline military logistics support. Julian Turner finds out more.

The bridge that robots built: An interview with MX3D

17 October 2018|

3D printing has been proposed as a future construction tool for several years, but now it’s becoming a reality, with MX3D using robots to 3D print a functional bridge in Amsterdam. Ross Davies caught up with Gijs van der Velden, co-founder of MX3D, to find out how he envisions the technology progressing, and on which areas of architecture it could have the biggest impact.

Using AI to personalise drug combination therapy

16 October 2018|

Doctors routinely employ a combination therapy strategy for cancer patients, but figuring out which drugs to use is a challenge. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed an artificial intelligence platform called QPOP to streamline this process. Abi Millar finds out more about how the platform could personalise combination therapy.

14Oct 2018

Pepsi breathes life into the night-time soft drinks concept

Soft drink innovation in Japan is often on a different level than that in other world markets, making it difficult to judge whether or not a specific launch is evidence of something big or just a fad. GlobalData analyses whether Suntory’s recent launch of Pepsi J-Cola Midnight in Japan could be evidence that global soft drink manufacturers have bigger plans in store for night time beverages.

11Oct 2018

Ship recycling: can Europe clean up its own mess?

With a Chinese ban on scrapping EU-flagged ships, and a new shipyard regulation set to come into play at the end of the year, shipowners on the continent are concerned about diminished recycling capabilities. But is their reaction justifiable or overblown? Ross Davies takes a look at both sides of the argument.

9Oct 2018

Amazon and PillPack: an unstoppable pharmacy force?

After months of speculation over Amazon’s ambitions in the healthcare space, news broke in June that the online retail juggernaut had bought PillPack, a US-based online pharmacy. The move rattled the US pharmacy market, which so far has remained sheltered from high street woes by the fact prescription drugs can’t be readily accessed online. But is that set to change? Chris Lo investigates.