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

£12m East Midlands iHub open for business

The East Midlands’ iHub innovation centre, which aims to nurture the development and growth of businesses in the rail, aerospace and automotive supply industries is open for business.

Wearable robotic tools being developed for surgery

A team of researchers led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is developing a wearable robotic system for keyhole surgery that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as ...

The world’s strongest and most adaptable material

The makers of Braeön (pronounced “brawn”) say it’s plastic composite material is a lighter, more versatile alternative to rope of metal while exhibiting the most beneficial features of both. Boasting ...

Soaking up an oil spill

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a foam, called Oleo Sponge, that not only absorbs oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull ...

Surgical screw aids ligament surgury

Researchers from the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre have been able to improve the recovery of major ligament surgery by using a surgical screw to more rapidly engage ligaments to bone.

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