Technology

The latest technology is at the forefront of engineering design, here you will find articles covering a range of topics such as design software and rapid prototyping.

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Charged film feels the pinch

An electromechanical film, which can measure the heartbeat of a person touching it, promises a wide application base.



Putting gears onto a new planet

Self-aligning bearings from SKF have helped Italian engineers to redesign a gearbox, making it cheaper and much less complex


Gearboxes lift weight in water

Power transmissions which work immersed in water help the disabled, provide toys for the rich, and offer new opportunities in marine and offshore engineering.









VR is having a ball

A new approach to virtual reality promises to be the most realistic so far.









Circling kites gather more power

Tom Shelley reports on a novel way of extracting energy from wind and water that saves cost by bending with the flow instead of trying to stand up to it