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Dyson expands plans for electric cars

Back in September, James Dyson announced that his company had been working on an electric vehicle (EV) design since 2015 and that it would be “radically different” from current models. Despite no ...


UK’s first robotics qualification launched

EAL has launched the UK’s first Level 3 vocational qualifications in robotics and automation to help businesses meet the demands of Industry 4.0. The certificate will allow engineers to install and ...


“Scientists and engineers are the real superheroes"

‘Choosing STEM, means the opportunity to do something life changing’, is the resounding message left with young people by global music artist, tech entrepreneur and STEM education advocate will.i.am ...



Round-the-clock power from smart bowties

A device that is able to tap into the infrared radiation cause by sunlight, as well as waste heat from industrial processes has been developed. The team at King Abdullah University of Science and ...






Self-repairing ceramic for aircraft engines

Japanese researchers claim to have developed a ceramic material that self-repairs cracks in just one minute and could drastically change manufacturing methods for the transportation industry.


GE’s latest metal 3D printer is 10 times faster

Latest 3D printing technology from GE’s Additive department, called binder jet, has reduced the time taken to iterate prototypes of a complex component for CFM International’s LEAP jet engine. GE ...





The inclusivity campaign launch: the round up

January 22, 2018, saw the long-awaited inclusivity campaign launched at Manor Grove, in Handsworth, Birmingham, as a direct response to addressing the UK's engineering skills gap. Hosted by the Made ...




Hand-exoskeleton controlled by brainwaves

Scientists from the EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) are developing a lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton that can be controlled with brainwaves. The device is said to enhance ...




Stronger parts with plated 3D-printed plastic parts

Proto Labs, the leading provider of technology-enabled, rapid manufacturing solutions, announces the extension of its in-house 3D-printing capabilities with the inclusion of specialist plating ...


VR allows scientists to 'walk through' brains

Scientists from the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering and the University of Geneva have developed virtual reality (VR) technology that lets them walk through images created by powerful ...




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Better than a hologram

In the original Star Wars film, R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia in distress. ...


Ocado’s cobots

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid ...