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





The search for clean, abundant energy

Oxford-based energy generation and inertial confinement fusion research organisation, First Light Fusion is investing £3.6 million to build a pulsed power machine to advance the company’s work ...


The rocket thruster that uses air as fuel

The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed and fired a rocket thruster that uses air instead of liquid propellant – and it could change how satellites fly in the lowest orbits around Earth.




Virtual testing of parts could replace physical tests

Virtual testing of newly manufactured components, using 3D X-ray imaging, could be on the horizon, thanks to research led by Swansea University, which has just been awarded £1 million in funding from ...


Science meets conservation on Mary Rose cannonballs

In a ground-breaking partnership between The Mary Rose, UCL and Diamond Light Source, the head of conservation at The Mary Rose, Dr Eleanor Schofield and her colleagues are working at the cutting ...






Scottish apprentice is icon of engineering

Talented young engineer, 21-year -old Judith Mair, has been named as the Best of British Engineering at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards 2018 in London. Mair, who works for Rolls-Royce in Derby, ...





The Future of British Manufacturing initiative

Eureka! is proud to support the Future of British Manufacturing initiative, led by Autodesk. In this video, learn more about how Autodesk and the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative can help ...


3D printed embedded sensors in robotic actuators

Researchers have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices has been able to sense and respond to the ...






UK Rail sector to deliver £92m Centres of Excellence

The UK rail sector has launched the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres ...


Wearable 3D system supports visually impaired users

In cooperation with the CDTM institute of the Technical University of Munich, FRAMOS has developed a wearable that uses real-time 3D technology to support visually impaired people in daily life. The ...

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To boldly go

Toyota is sponsoring the world’s first autonomous hydrogen-powered ship on a ...



Simulated driving

TRL has made a six-figure investment to enhance its driving simulator capabilities. ...