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Global Warming: is CO2 the real culprit?

A retired scientist, but one who should definitely know what he is talking about, is questioning whether global warming is due to increased carbon dioxide, or caused by other human induced effects.


Toilet seat wins design accolade

Paul Pankhurst, founder and chairman of PDD told guests at an awards ceremony that "the only thing we can sell back to the Chinese is innovation", just before first prize was given to the young ...




Major players sign up for MDT Forum

Major suppliers, together with clinicians, NHS professionals and venture capital specialists have confirmed their involvement in the MDT Innovation Forum to be held in Olympia 2, London on July 6th ...


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

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