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Engineering Design Show 2017 opens tomorrow

UK design engineers will be gathering at the Ricoh Arena for this year’s Engineering Design Show on 18-19 October to learn about the latest innovations and trends shaping this fast-moving design ...



High temperature nano-material developed

A study by NASA and Binghamton University has shown the thermal performance of a boron-nitride based nanomaterial remains stable at temperatures twice that of carbon based nanomaterials, while ...







Aerospike rocket engine begins trials

ARCA Space Corporation’s is about to begin ground tests of its linear aerospike engine. The eventual aim for this engine is to install it in the company’s Demonstrator 3 rocket, which was designed to ...




Dyson to produce electric cars by 2020

British inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car that will be “radically different” from current models and go on sale in 2020. According to Dyson, 400 engineers in ...


Drone taxi trialled in Dubai

The test of a drone taxi has taken place for the first time in Dubai. Volocopter, the German company that produced the drone, and officials in Dubai hope the flying taxi service will become a viable ...


Creating mixed reality experiences for enterprise

PTC is working with Microsoft to create enterprise mixed reality (MR) experiences with Microsoft HoloLens. Design engineers can use the ThingWorx Studio MR authoring and publishing tool to build ...








Molecular robot can build other molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first ‘molecular robot’ that can perform basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of ...


£30m clean transport lab to be built in Coventry

Coventry University and German engineering service provider FEV have signed a £30 million deal to build a clean transport lab in Coventry to spearhead research into advanced powertrain development ...




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