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Engineers lay foundation for vertical nanotubes

Engineers at Purdue University in Indiana have developed a technique to grow individual carbon nanotubes vertically on top of a silicon wafer, a step toward making advanced electronics, wireless ...

JCB Dieselmax powers through 200mph

The JCB diesel record attempt car described in the June 2006 edition of Eureka has exceeded 200mph on tests, close to the current 235.756mph world record

Unpowered sensing wins a prize

A novel sensing system for large machines and distributed plant systems, including heating systems in hospitals, receives recognition

Get ready for cleaner design

Businesses are being urged to consider the full environmental impact of their operations, following the July 11th release of the Government’s Energy Review.

UK firm plays its part in $100m yacht

Southampton-based composites specialist Insensys played a major role in the construction of the Maltese Falcon, the ‘superyacht’ unveiled last week in Italy

Small firms miss out on tax credits

Around a quarter of all small businesses are unaware that they can claim tax relief on R&D spending, according to an expert from Deloitte

Electric drives keep growing

Electric drives sales in Western Europe may exceed £1.65 billion by 2012, according to consultancy Frost & Sullivan

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