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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. ...










Dyson re-invents the electric motor

Engineers at Dyson have developed a fast, intelligent and carbon-free electric motor which has a power-to-weight ratio equal to that of a Ferrari sports car engine. Dean Palmer reports


Lean thinking comes to design

Product design and development processes could be twice as fast, efficient and accurate as today’s average, if they were subjected to ‘lean thinking’ principles. Dean Palmer reports


Britain's top young engineer

Jack Tovey has been named Young Engineer for Britain 2003. The 16 year old student at Lancaster Royal Grammar School scooped the overall prize in this annual inventors’ competition by designing and ...


Rocketing upwards

On September 18th, a team of young British rocketry enthusiasts are preparing to put a year's hard work to the test



Trains or planes?

The Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting a conference on October 8th as to whether travellers making journeys or around 500 km should be encouraged to go by plane or train



Seminar on plastic gears

For design engineers interested in learning about plastic and polymer composite gears, the British Mechanical Power Transmission Association (BMPTA) is holding a seminar on the subject next month. ...


British hydrogen car unveiled

A car powered by hydrogen that was unveiled earlier this month could spell the end for the conventional motor car, its backers claimed. Dean Palmer reports


New report addresses problem of waste

Although, it is evident that NO treatment method can render the disposal of the volume and content of today’s waste streams sustainable, it’s equally clear that some technologies have a much lower ...




Britain takes to the wind

The DTI today released proposals for the next generation of offshore windfarms to provide up to 6GW (gigawatts) of new energy generation by 2010, enough to power 15% of all households in the United ...



Free guide for solving variable speed drive problems

A new, free guide for installing power drive systems has just been published by Gambica to help companies overcome some of the problems associated with the installation of industrial variable speed ...

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