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

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. ...

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

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EDS rocks!

Global engineering group Sandvik will showcase its cutting-edge 3D-printed ...