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Ductile high strength steel developed in WMG project

A project funded by the WMG centre for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult has developed a process to make high-strength steel without the usual trade-off of increased brittleness. Researcher, ...






BLOODHOUND is set for first test

Britain’s latest World Land Speed Record contender, BLOODHOUND SSC, will be driven for the first time at Cornwall Airport Newquay, in October 2017, twenty years after the current record of 763.035mph ...


Hypersonic reusable spaceplane design gets sign off

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for a reusable spaceplane. The XS-1 program aims to build and fly an entirely ...


Engineering firms control mobile phone use at work

A recent survey by CV-Library, a UK independent job board, has found over two thirds of workers in the engineering sector (68.9%) don’t use social media whilst at work, and of those that do, the ...



Carbon as hard as rock but also elastic

A team of scientists from Yanshan University and Carnegie Institution for Science has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. This unique ...





Show Preview: Manufacturing & Engineering 2017

The Manufacturing and Engineering event has always brought together industry experts, innovators and manufacturing specialists with those that can use them in ways to produce products that are ...






4D printing load bearing structures

Researchers at ETH Zurich, led by head of the Engineering Design and Computing Lab Kristina Shea, have developed a construction principle to control the deformation of load bearing 4D printed ...



NASA announces mission to ‘touch the Sun’

NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into our Sun’s atmosphere during an event held at the University of Chicago’s William Eckhardt Research Center Auditorium today at 4pm GMT.

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