Archive March 2015

Safeguarding the UK’s water, energy and food resources

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The EPSRC has invested £4.5 million to fund three research projects on the UK's water, energy and food security. The...

Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) set to invest £80m into propulsion technology designs

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The APC, a joint industry and government body, will invest the money in innovative designs for four low carbon propulsion...

Government pledges research funding for CCS project in Grangemouth

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The UK government has pledged £42 million for R&D funding for the proposed Carbon Capture and Storage power plant in...

Defence company awarded turbine contract for tidal power project

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Lockheed Martin, the US defence giant, has been awarded the contract to design a turbine for the MeyGen tidal power...

Manufacturing trade body questions Labour’s business rates pledge

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EEF, the UK manufacturing trade body, has questioned whether the Labour Party’s pledge to reduce business rates will include small...

IET’s Engineering a better world campaign

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Today is the launch of the IET's ‘Engineer a Better World’ campaign, which aims to tell parents and children, particularly...

Scientists design drones that will be able to “bounce back” from collisions

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Researchers at the University of Stanford have designed a new drone based on the wing anatomy of birds and bats...

New robots to help firefighters identify surroundings in smoke-filled buildings

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King’s College London and Sheffield Hallam University, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have created...

Dyson to fund new school for engineering at Imperial College London

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Entrepreneur and inventor Sir James Dyson has announced he will be donating £12m to set up an engineering school –...

New research forecasts huge jobs creation from driverless car industry

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KPMG has published a new research report, “Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The UK Economic Opportunity”, which predicts that 320,000 jobs...

22 per cent of world’s 100 wealthiest people studied engineering

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Approved Index, a B2B buying company, has analysed the degrees of Forbes’ list of the richest 100 people in the...

UK winner of international CanSat competition announced

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The UK space education office, ESERO-UK, has announced that Team Impulse, from St Paul’s School in London, were announced as...

Government outlines support for UK robotics industry

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The Government has outlined its support for the UK robotics industry by confirming it will establish a Robotics and Autonomous...

US University develops process to make waste packaging into battery electrodes

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Researchers from Purdue University in the US have developed a process which will allow for the recycling of foam chips...

University of Lincoln researchers set out plans for sustainable air travel

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Academics from the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering are part of a pan-European research syndicate that has been working...

Boeing patents “force field” technology

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The US aerospace giant Boeing has gained a patent for new “Star Wars” like force field technology that will help...

CBI reports on steady manufacturing figures for March

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CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey reports that the UK’s manufacturing sector remained stable in March – despite slowing slightly from...

UK National Quantum Technology Programme launched

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Quantum Technologies Strategic Advisory Board has announced a £270m quantum technology programme aimed at stimulating growth in the sector. The...