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Should we fear Artificial Intelligence?

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will change society as we know it according to engineers at a recent technology conference in London. But will it all be positive or are we headed ...


SNC-Lavalin completes takeover of WS Atkins

Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin has announced the completion of its acquisition of UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy WS Atkins, for £2.1 billion. Atkins has ...


Manufacturing & Engineering to open this week

Hundreds of manufacturers and design engineers will be gathering this week for Manufacturing & Engineering North East at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle to discover new manufacturing and engineering ...



Graphene dialysis membrane filters fast

Dialysis is the process by which molecules filter out of one solution, by diffusing through a membrane, into a more dilute solution. Outside of haemodialysis, which removes waste from blood, ...






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 ...


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Search and rescue drone

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