The latest news from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.
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The Altran Foundation For Innovation has announced a one million Euro, international science and technology award for 2004. Dean Palmer reports
Olympic triple jump Gold medallist and world record holder, Jonathan Edwards, today launches a unique partnership deal between the British Olympic Association and the Engineering Technology Board. ...
One of the largest robots ever constructed will also be one of the most agile, thanks to technology derived from ESA space missions.
A series of breakfast skills summits starts in Birmingham today, November 18th
Virtual engineering design, spearheaded in the automotive industry, has now been
deployed in the aircraft industry with startling success. Dean Palmer reports
A new survey last month suggests that London businesses are feeling confident this year, but manufacturing continues to stagnate. Dean Palmer reports
The Dutch solar car Nuna II, using ESA space technology, finished first in the World Solar challenge
Science minister Lord Sainsbury has confirmed the Government's support for the proposed merger between the IEE, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and IIE
A growing range of renewable energy solutions have the potential to supply up to one third of the world's energy needs by 2050, but only if the development of new technology is backed at a ...
On 19 October 30 cars will be jostling for position at the start of the 7th World Solar Challenge in Darwin, Australia.
Engineers at Dyson have developed a fast, intelligent and carbon-free electric motor which has a power-to-weight ratio equal to that of a Ferrari sports car engine. Dean Palmer reports
Product design and development processes could be twice as fast, efficient and accurate as today’s average, if they were subjected to ‘lean thinking’ principles. Dean Palmer reports
Jack Tovey has been named Young Engineer for Britain 2003. The 16 year old student at Lancaster Royal Grammar School scooped the overall prize in this annual inventors’ competition by designing and ...
On September 18th, a team of young British rocketry enthusiasts are preparing to put a year's hard work to the test
Electronics manufacturers fail to recognise that consumers 'switch on to switch off', according to the author of a new book.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting a conference on October 8th as to whether travellers making journeys or around 500 km should be encouraged to go by plane or train
Construction equipment manufacturer JCB this week confirmed its plans to develop its own four and six-litre diesel engines. Dean Palmer reports
For design engineers interested in learning about plastic and polymer composite gears, the British Mechanical Power Transmission Association (BMPTA) is holding a seminar on the subject next month. ...
A car powered by hydrogen that was unveiled earlier this month could spell the end for the conventional motor car, its backers claimed. Dean Palmer reports
Although, it is evident that NO treatment method can render the disposal of the volume and content of today’s waste streams sustainable, it’s equally clear that some technologies have a much lower ...
Cambridge University Report Highlights Production as Key Factor for Success in Innovation
SKF wins the Ferrari Maserati Group Innovation Award
The DTI today released proposals for the next generation of offshore windfarms to provide up to 6GW (gigawatts) of new energy generation by 2010, enough to power 15% of all households in the United ...
A one day workshop is to be devoted to a revolutionary idea that could improve many things in manufacturing
Global online manufacturing platform, 3D Hubs, launches fund to manufacture critical ...
Stratasys has announced a global mobilisation of the company’s 3D printing ...
Composites and advanced materials precision slitting company, Bindatex, is ...