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Combatting laser attacks on aeroplanes

Since 2009 over 10,000 aircraft in the UK alone have been targeted by hand held lasers. The reckless targeting of aircraft poses a significant and growing threat to aviation safety. However, it is ...




Three 'outstanding' women celebrated by the IET

Three young female engineers have been recognised at the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their innovative work in engineering. The three ...









Graphene coated motorcycle helmet

A collaboration between Graphene Flagship partner Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and luxury design company Momodesign has resulted in the commercial launch of a motorcycle helmet that benefits ...



Solar power could be more widespread with tin

Solar cells based on a class of semiconductors known as lead perovskites are rapidly emerging as an efficient way to convert sunlight directly into electricity. However, the reliance on lead is a ...








Innovate UK honours 15 female entrepreneurs

As part of Innovate UK's infocus Women in Innovation competition, 15 of the UK's most innovative women have been honoured at a ceremony at London’s Royal Society of Arts. The aim of the competition ...


PTC announces Creo 4.0 for smarter design

PTC has announced the release of the latest version of its Creo 3D CAD software. Creo 4.0 is claimed to introduce new capabilities for Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, augmented ...


£25m innovation boost for UK manufacturers

Innovative manufacturers across the UK have received a £25million boost through Innovate UK’s new competition to encourage the latest revolutionary ways of making things and grow the UK’s ...

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