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Novel materials to be developed for use in space to help protect spacecraft and crew

Magna Parva has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to develop novel materials for use in space to help protect spacecraft and its crew. The project will develop laminated materials, which provide more protection per kilogram than current options.

Micrometeoroids and orbiting debris (MMOD) travel at orbital velocities of 8km/s, and a small fraction of this MMOD is large enough to cause potentially catastrophic damage. The second motive behind the development of the ...
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Incremental encoders ...


German encoder designer Wachendorff Automation has upgraded the WGD range of incremental encoders ...  Read More

Bearing unit for rail


SKF has launched a new tapered roller bearing unit for passenger railway applications, which it ...  Read More

Internal gear pumps


A new range of hygienic internal gear pumps, designed to provide the important features and ...  Read More

Mudblock cassette seals


A new generation of SKF Mudblock cassette seals has been launched for oil-lubricated wheel-end ...  Read More

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3D printing in logistics


3D printing has been used by the automotive and aerospace industries to build prototypes for some ...  Read More

3D printing in logistics


3D printing has been used by the automotive and aerospace industries to build prototypes for some ...  Read More

Weighed down by data


With such hype behind the Internet of Things is all this information going to be useful or will it ...  Read More

Flexible subsea drilling rig


Oil exploration is an expensive business, but new technologies – in particular a new type of subsea ...  Read More


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Fundamental Material ...


Learn more about the fundamental elements to consider when selecting engineering materials to ...  Read More

Beagle 2 shown 'intact'


News emerged last week that the infamous 2003 Beagle 2 Mars Lander has been found on the surface of ...  Read More

Coffee Time Challenge

Develop cheap source of personal electricity production for charging mobile phones


Mobile phones have allowed many parts of the world to bypass hardwired landlines, enabling millions to tap in to the power of telecommunications without the intensive infrastructure and cabling that much of the developed world has implemented.

Communication by mobile phone has brought ...
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Collaboration is key


There appears to be a lack of trust in certain circles. Having spent the few days of the new year ...  Read More

Why I’m happy in January


January. It can be a bit of a long and depressing month can't it. But there is reason to be ...  Read More

Sudden impact


For many, 2014 will be seen as the year that the wearable health market finally matured. For ...  Read More

How to spot the next big ...


It seems in this day and age that everyone has an idea that will change the world. The internet has ...  Read More

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Interview with Naomi Climer


In the autumn of 2015 Naomi Climer will become the IET's first female president, but her agenda ...  Read More

Prof Anthony Finkelstein


Everyone is bemoaning the lack of good engineers coming through the education system. But if we are ...  Read More

Hermann Hauser, Catapult


The Catapult programme was intended to revitalise the British technology sector – but is it ...  Read More

Mike Houghton, Siemens


Through his day job at Siemens Industry along with his various other roles, Mike Houghton is on a ...  Read More

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