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Working on the chain gang

Lubrication is a necessity for chain systems - but what about sensitive applications, such as food production, where lubricant may be undesirable?

Rotary engines turn the corner

Reciprocating engines could find themselves replaced by a rotary engine that overcomes the drawbacks inherent in previous designs

Charged film feels the pinch

An electromechanical film, which can measure the heartbeat of a person touching it, promises a wide application base.

Putting gears onto a new planet

Self-aligning bearings from SKF have helped Italian engineers to redesign a gearbox, making it cheaper and much less complex

Gearboxes lift weight in water

Power transmissions which work immersed in water help the disabled, provide toys for the rich, and offer new opportunities in marine and offshore engineering.

VR is having a ball

A new approach to virtual reality promises to be the most realistic so far.