Archive October 2015

First world sonic tractor beam built from sound

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Researchers from Bristol and Sussex University have built a working tractor beam that can lift and move objects with just...

University College London is winner of new industry prize

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The chemical engineering department at UCL has won the Institution of Chemical Engineers new Sustainability Teaching award. This new prize,...

Scottish civil engineers want greater say on Government policy

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The Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland (ICE) wants the industry to have a greater say in the Scottish government’s energy...

Greater potential for world-first compound semiconductor cluster

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3y2gJArlJw Cardiff University has entered into a joint venture with IQE plc – a global supplier of semiconductor wafers -...

Pedestrian protection system being developed by Bosch

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A new pedestrian avoidance system being developed by Bosch at its research and development centre at Renningen could be added...

Queen backs drive to get more British women into engineering industry

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Some of Britain’s talented young women in the engineering sector were invited to Buckingham Palace to attend a reception for...

£47m fund to back UK innovation in aerospace

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UK business minister, Anna Soubry, announced the winners of a joint government and industry funded competition at the Aerodays event...

New research shows powerful potential of design

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Research from 'Design Economy 2015' measured the contribution and value of design to the UK economy. It found that the...

New energy management system at Ford could power a small city

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Ford factories in Europe are expected to show a 25% reduction in energy usage per vehicle produced since 2011. This...

Output of hydrogen fuel cells could double as result of electric compressor

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The UK-based technology company Aeristech has developed a new electric compressor design which has the potential to double the output...

New system to help elderly patients with medication

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A new system known as “My Health Tags” is being developed by Folium Optics to tackle the problem of medication...

70th year of JCB marked by limited edition machine

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JCB has celebrated its 70th year anniversary by launching a limited edition of its most famous machine and by giving...

UK-China nuclear deal largest inward investment in UK’s history

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The announcement of Chinese investment in the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset was welcomed by the Institution...

Create the Future report shows engineering is vital for economic growth

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The Queen Elizabeth Prize for engineering released its Create the Future report today. The report was commissioned to mark the...

Europe and Russia to launch joint space mission

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The European and Russian space agencies have launched a joint mission, called Luna 27, which is aimed at exploring the...

Science Minister announces seven new research programmes

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Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, has announced seven new research projects aimed at addressing engineering challenges, in areas such...

Researchers develops new finger-print detection method after burglary

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Materials scientist, Dr Kang Liang, has developed a new way of collecting finger-prints - after his house was broken into...

Airbus Defence and Space selects CEO to start in 2016

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Airbus Defence and Space has announced that Dirk Hoke will succeed Bernhard Gerwert as its chief executive in 2016. Hoke,...