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The world’s largest aircraft crashes

Airlander, the longest aircraft in the world, broke free from its mooring mast on Saturday 18 November 2017, triggering a safety measure that rips apart the hull and deflates the 92m long, 20 tonne ...


Bonding composite to metal with no adhesives

Working on the Ariel Hipercar project, Powdertech Surface Science has developed a process, that uses no adhesives, for bonding polypropylene glass fibre composite to aluminium for the vehicle’s ...



Innovate UK’s £18.4m manufacturing R&D boost

The strength of innovation in UK manufacturing and materials has been highlighted with the latest results of a £18.4 million R&D competition. Businesses and organisations across the UK have been ...










Breakthrough for crack propagation in glass

Researchers have long pondered the origin of delicate crisscross faceted patterns that are commonly found on the surfaces of broken material. Typical crack speeds in glass easily surpass a kilometre ...



VR allows divers to swim with Great White Sharks

Vodafone has created a unique virtual reality (VR) experience using waterproof VR-goggles to allow divers to experience the thrill of swimming with sharks. As part of a technology event in the ...






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