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


Low cost way to see through any wall

Researchers at Duke University have devised a way to see through walls using a narrow band of microwave frequencies without any advance knowledge of what the walls are made form. Besides having ...



A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

Physicists at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that has allowed them to visualise the dispersion of light in time and space, and ...







ABB and Kawasaki to work on cobots

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced that they are to join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual arm designs.










The world’s largest aircraft crashes

Airlander, the longest aircraft in the world, broke free from its mooring mast on Saturday 18 November 2017, triggering a safety measure that rips apart the hull and deflates the 92m long, 20 tonne ...


Bonding composite to metal with no adhesives

Working on the Ariel Hipercar project, Powdertech Surface Science has developed a process, that uses no adhesives, for bonding polypropylene glass fibre composite to aluminium for the vehicle’s ...



Innovate UK’s £18.4m manufacturing R&D boost

The strength of innovation in UK manufacturing and materials has been highlighted with the latest results of a £18.4 million R&D competition. Businesses and organisations across the UK have been ...





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Better than a hologram

In the original Star Wars film, R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia in distress. ...


Ocado’s cobots

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid ...