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Show Preview: Manufacturing & Engineering 2017

The Manufacturing and Engineering event has always brought together industry experts, innovators and manufacturing specialists with those that can use them in ways to produce products that are ...






4D printing load bearing structures

Researchers at ETH Zurich, led by head of the Engineering Design and Computing Lab Kristina Shea, have developed a construction principle to control the deformation of load bearing 4D printed ...



NASA announces mission to ‘touch the Sun’

NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into our Sun’s atmosphere during an event held at the University of Chicago’s William Eckhardt Research Center Auditorium today at 4pm GMT.



Adding tactile feedback to prosthetic hand

Engineers and researchers from Rice University, the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have added ‘muscle sense’ to prosthetic limbs and found that tactile feedback on ...


Turning space junk into rocket fuel

Australian start-up Neumann Space has developed the Neumann Drive, a rocket designed to feed on space junk fuel itself. The rocket has been identified for its potential to remove fragmented rocket ...



Police robot ready for duty in Dubai

Dubai Police have revealed its first robot officer at the Fourth Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. The robot, a customised Reem robot from PAL Robotics, is tasked with autonomously ...




Ricardo’s real-world driving emissions testing

Ricardo has launched a real-world vehicle emission measurement service at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE), in Telford. The system uses absorption spectroscopy to monitor and record emissions ...






3D printed, soft robot traverses rough surfaces

A team of Engineers at the University of California San Diego, have developed what it says is the first 3D printed, soft robot capable of climbing over obstacles and walking on different terrains and ...




Swarming forward with driverless vehicle technology

RDM Group has joined forces with WMG at the University of Warwick and Milton Keynes Council to secure a £2m collaboration project from Innovate UK’s latest funding round to create Swarm Intelligence ...

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Inception Drive

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Search and rescue drone

Industrial design company, Smallfry has designed what It calls a ‘game changer’ for ...