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50 000 euros for good idea for satellite navigation

European entrepreneurs, small businesses, academia and research institutes have the chance to win business development support worth 50 000 euros if they can come up with the best idea for an ...






Inventor's champion passes on

It is with the deepest regret that we have to report the sudden death of Professor David Nicholas MBE, long time champion of struggling inventors and the originator of The Virtual Company.


A triumph for invention

A machine for setting out and picking up traffic cones was joint winner of the Excelsior Trophy at this years British Inventors Society Awards at London's Alexandra Palace







Eureka amphibious car makes it for Britain.

Six months after it was revealed in the pages of the January 2004 edition of Eureka, the Gibbs Aquada made it into the pages of the national newspapers in the hands of Sir Richard Branson.


Real life UFO to take to the skies

According to Russia Journal, the US Navy intends to subsidise the development of an advanced Russian aircraft, which looks for all the world like a real-life UFO.


Beagle lessons

Following the loss of the Beagle lander, a joint ESA/UK inquiry was set up to investigate the circumstances and possible reasons that prevented completion of the Beagle 2 mission.


Come fly with me: the next generation

The flyers of the future demonstrated their engineering skills at the recent London Air Show with a hand-built, 90 mph, two-seater Rans 6 Coyote light aircraft. Dean Palmer reports



Young engineers set sail for operation clean-up

Young Engineers - the national network of engineering clubs in schools and colleges - will be working with the Royal Navy on a unique new project to challenge students’ problem-solving skills and put ...


Government praises engineering students

The Government has praised engineering students from the University of Greenwich for its work with pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline. Dean Palmer reports



OO7 style design emerges from Sheffield

A fiendishly-cunning gadget to keep smooth sophisticated looks in place has emerged from Sheffield Hallam University's product development laboratories. Dean Palmer reports



One million Euro science award

The Altran Foundation For Innovation has announced a one million Euro, international science and technology award for 2004. Dean Palmer reports


Engineering in the Olympics

Olympic triple jump Gold medallist and world record holder, Jonathan Edwards, today launches a unique partnership deal between the British Olympic Association and the Engineering Technology Board. ...


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