Archive February 2015

Government and industry in joint initiative to get more women into engineering

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Two new employer-led pilot projects to get more women into engineering have been launched. The projects, run by WS Atkins...

Researchers make record breaking connection times with 5G

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Researchers from the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) have achieved record-breaking speeds in establishing data connections through the...

Tekever tests brain-powered drone in Portugal

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Tekever has tested a drone powered by a person’s brainwaves in Portugal this week. The company believes the technology could...

Breakthrough in biotic hand reconstruction in Austria

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Austria doctors have successfully replaced the hands of three disabled men with “robotic nerve connected prosthetics”. The technique involves using...

IMechE to hold debate for younger institution members

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24th February 2015 The Global Engineering Debate is due to take place on 9th April, where young engineers will meet...

Forty new companies win funding for energy projects in the first round of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst

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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced the winners of the first round of funding, worth £24.5m, from Innovate...

BIS sets out plans to boost British manufacturing

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BIS Ministers have announced a raft of measures aimed to improve house manufacturing, which will be part of the £104m project led...

SMEs able to benefit from STEM skills

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Chief Executive of the Engineering Development Trust, Dr Gordon Mizner, has claimed that SMEs are missing out on employment opportunities...

West Sussex company develops new electric vehicle (EV) motor

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Ricardo has built and designed an 85kW synchronous reluctance electric motor as part of its RapidSR (Rapid Design and Development...

Two leading tech firms design “internet of things” starter kit

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Chip manufacturer ARM and cloud services provider IBM have teamed up to produce a starter kit designed for internet-based gadgets....

University of Sheffield develops 3D printed guide to repair damaged nerves

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9lqn-MMs4g The University of Sheffield has successfully used a 3D printing guide to help damaged nerves to repair themselves. The...

Government launching £10m prize for UK innovation in battery design

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The Treasury has announced a new £10m competition to develop an innovative battery design for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). The...

Use single-use smart syringes only by 2020, World Health Organization announces

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Smart syringes, a notable example of the impact of engineering on world health, are to be used by every hospital and...

New study shows that students remain unclear on how to land a STEM job

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A study carried out by Adecco Group UK has found that girls are less likely than males to be interested...

How do limpet teeth relate to engineering?

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Limpet teeth may contain the strongest natural material known to man according the scientists, with fascinating implications for the future...

Super powerful electron microscope unveiled

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The EPSRC has unveiled a world-leading SuperSTEM microscope that can see single atoms and will help scientists push boundaries in...

Materials experts team up with the Met to tackle metal fraud

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Materials experts from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining teamed up with the Metropolitan Police to successfully convict an...

Second winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize announced

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The Royal Academy of Engineering has named Professor Robert Langer of Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the second winner of...