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Dyson to produce electric cars by 2020

British inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car that will be “radically different” from current models and go on sale in 2020. According to Dyson, 400 engineers in ...


Drone taxi trialled in Dubai

The test of a drone taxi has taken place for the first time in Dubai. Volocopter, the German company that produced the drone, and officials in Dubai hope the flying taxi service will become a viable ...


Creating mixed reality experiences for enterprise

PTC is working with Microsoft to create enterprise mixed reality (MR) experiences with Microsoft HoloLens. Design engineers can use the ThingWorx Studio MR authoring and publishing tool to build ...








Molecular robot can build other molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first ‘molecular robot’ that can perform basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of ...


£30m clean transport lab to be built in Coventry

Coventry University and German engineering service provider FEV have signed a £30 million deal to build a clean transport lab in Coventry to spearhead research into advanced powertrain development ...








Engineering Materials Live opens next week at Duxford

Engineering Materials Live opens its doors to visitors next Thursday (21st September) at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford in Cambridgeshire, and you can still secure your free visitor badge online to ...


Rolls-Royce reveals autonomous naval vessel design

Rolls-Royce has revealed plans for a 60m long, 700 tonne autonomous naval vessel with a range of 3500 nautical miles. The vessel concept is said to be capable of operating at sea for over 100 days, ...



Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Cost of subsidies for new offshore wind farms have halved since 2015 at the last auction for clean energy projects, meaning energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from ...





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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 ...