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

Keeping UK Motorsport on top

Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has unveiled a new strategy to develop the UK's position as the world leader in motorsport technology

GKN awarded contract for A380

GKN Aerospace Services has been awarded a contract for the design and manufacture of panels for the Airbus A380

Stealthy savings

A new horizontal stabilator design for the F-22 Raptor will save the program $1 million per aircraft

Pregnant crash test dummies

Volvo Car Corporation has developed the world's first official computer model of a pregnant crash dummy.

Tiny Gigabytes

Using blue laser technology, up to 1 Gbyte of data can be stored on a single-sided optical disc just 3cm in diameter.

Fast, accurate and round

Developed by Bayer, the fastest and most accurate football ever is currently in use in the World Cup.

On-line dating agency for business

Small firms and large companies are set to benefit from each other's resources thanks to a new on-line 'dating agency' launched today by Small Business Minister Nigel Griffiths.

Queen's Award 2003 announced

Engineering and manufacturing companies are invited to apply for one of the UK's most prestigious awards.

Strengths and weaknesses at the top

Cross examination of representatives of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering revealed both strengths and weaknesses at the Olympian heights of UK science and technology.

Book your place at Interplas 2002

A design forum at Interplas 2002, the largest international plastics and rubber exhibition being staged this year, is intended to raise the design engineer’s awareness of the capabilities of polymers.

Value added shows health in industry

The latest Value Added Scoreboard produced by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Innovation Unit suggests that energy and health based businesses are doing particularly well.

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Design, Online

Eureka! launches 'Design, Online', a new webinar event featuring five leading ...