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Engineering Materials Live returns at Duxford

After the success of the inaugural Engineering Materials Live Exhibition, co-located with FAST Exhibition, at the National Motorcycle Museum in May, the event is back again at the Imperial War ...




Shaping the future of magnesium car parts

Magnesium is 75% lighter than steel, 33% lighter than aluminium and is the fourth most common element on earth behind iron, silicon and oxygen. But despite this, manufacturers have been hindered in ...




Energy-saving tuneable magnet for CERN

UK engineers have developed an energy-saving magnet for the next generation of particle accelerator that will not only save on energy costs but also offers savings in the scale of such instruments.






DeLorean Aerospace is working on a flying car

DeLorean cars became a staple of pop culture thanks to the DMC-12 having a starring role as the time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy. At the end of the first film the eccentric inventor Doc ...





Cracking the secrets of the solar-powered drone

Father and son, Don and Cameron Donaldson’s company, Praxis Aeronautics, has developed a way to encapsulate standard solar cells in composite material without losing efficiency for use on a ...





UK public open-minded about self-driving vehicles

According to a survey of 2,850 UK residents carried out as part of the UK Autodrive programme, the public is highly familiar with the concept of driverless cars, but have not yet formed solid ...


Manufacturing steers UK back to growth

According to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP, the continuing recovery of the UK’s manufacturing sector is set to return UK business output to growth.


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Inception Drive

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Search and rescue drone

Industrial design company, Smallfry has designed what It calls a ‘game changer’ for ...