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Student-built Hyperloop pod smashes speed record

A group of students from the Technical University of Munich taking part in the third SpaceX run Hyperloop Pod Competition have set a new speed record. The WARR Hyperloop team's pod hit 290mph on the ...






Graphene smart membranes can control water

Researchers at The University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) have successfully controlled water flow by sending an electrical current through graphene oxide membranes. The ...




Connected car testing goes live in Coventry

A project to create one of the world’s most advanced environments for connected and autonomous driving has entered its second phase of testing, with connected cars going on trial on public roads to ...




Facebook grounds Aquila wireless internet drones

Facebook is scrapping its plans to build passenger jet-sized drones to provide wireless internet to the developing world, a major retreat from what had been an ambitious and high-profile initiative ...






Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejected

The UK government has decided not to back the world's first tidal power lagoon. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday it was not value for money, but the decision has been ...






Horners Award 2018 now open for entries

The Worshipful Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) are now accepting entries to The Horners Award for Plastics Innovation and Design – the deadline is 31 July 2018.




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EDS rocks!

Global engineering group Sandvik will showcase its cutting-edge 3D-printed ...