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







Breakthrough for crack propagation in glass

Researchers have long pondered the origin of delicate crisscross faceted patterns that are commonly found on the surfaces of broken material. Typical crack speeds in glass easily surpass a kilometre ...



VR allows divers to swim with Great White Sharks

Vodafone has created a unique virtual reality (VR) experience using waterproof VR-goggles to allow divers to experience the thrill of swimming with sharks. As part of a technology event in the ...








Driving forward with autonomous vehicle trials

The MOVE_UK consortium, led by Bosch, has completed the first phase in its three-year research programme, designed to accelerate the development of automated driving systems and make them intelligent ...


Engineering Design Show 2017 opens tomorrow

UK design engineers will be gathering at the Ricoh Arena for this year’s Engineering Design Show on 18-19 October to learn about the latest innovations and trends shaping this fast-moving design ...



High temperature nano-material developed

A study by NASA and Binghamton University has shown the thermal performance of a boron-nitride based nanomaterial remains stable at temperatures twice that of carbon based nanomaterials, while ...







Aerospike rocket engine begins trials

ARCA Space Corporation’s is about to begin ground tests of its linear aerospike engine. The eventual aim for this engine is to install it in the company’s Demonstrator 3 rocket, which was designed to ...


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Pod trials begin in MK

Aurrigo, a division of RDM Group, has delivered 10 ‘Pod Zeros’ for use in the next ...