The latest news from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.

Software good for your health

Siemens PLM Software and Tata Consultancy Services have announced "TeamCenter for Medical Devices", for the medical device industry

Green slime power

A company in Colorado has developed a technology to grow special algae – which look like green slime – and turn them into biofuels

Composites get back their own society

Tuesday October 30th saw the launch, or rather the re-launch of the British Composites Society as a separate entity within the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Hand generator reaches 95 per cent

Following on from the small generator that we described in the March 2007 edition of Eureka, which we then said was “nearly 90 per cent efficient”, the team developing it for use in Third World ...

Saw clips win a gold

Ingenious plastic clips are the keys that allow replacement blades to be attached to saws in an innovative design that has just won its inventor a gold medal at the British Invention of the Year ...

Fuel cell Microcab goes for trial

The British Government has funded a trial of five hydrogen fuel cell powered “Microcabs” to carry passenger round Birmingham from some time next year

Dassault reveals Version 6 for web

Bernard Charlès, president and CEO of Dassault Systèmes revealed that the Version 6 editions of the company’s products, “Will be the versions for all online applications”.

Green online

Online seminar explains principles behind cleaner design

Steaming beetle inspires spray technologies

Inspired by the 2cm long Bombardier beetle, researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a technology called “µMist” which has the technology to become the basis of new nebulisers, needle ...

An oily challenge for engineers

The overall message of the film, “A crude awakening, the oil crash” is that engineers as well as politicians really need to get a move on in their efforts to find viable alternative energy sources to ...

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Boeing’s investment arm, HorizonX Ventures, and Rolls-Royce are investing around ...