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MIT Wins Mars City Design Architecture Prize 2017

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The Mars City Design Architecture prize aims to take seriously the question of how people live on Mars. This year the international competition was won by "Redwood Forest" - a novel design from a team at MIT. The team award winning 'Redwood Forest' would create dome and tree...

Could British Engineering win the America’s Cup for the first time in 166 years?

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Sir Ben Ainslie has launched the British Landrover BAR (aka Rita)- a yacht that combines the very best of British automotive and aerospace engineering skills - and he hopes it will see the British team win the America’s Cup for the first time in the competition’s 166-year history....

Solar Impulse 2 set to break more records

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Having now completed repairs in maintenance in Hawaii Solar Impulse 2 has now flown back to California. The electric plane has now completed three-quarters of its trip around the world with nine of twelve legs completed. The flight from Kalaeloa in Hawaii to Mountain View in California...

Japanese satellite, thought to be lost, makes contact

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A Japanese satellite that was thought to have failed shortly after launch has shown unexpected signs of activity, sending beacon signals back to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Hitomi satellite launched on February 17 but was unable to make contact until a brief signal burst on March...

New drone data transmission system could help disaster relief efforts

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A team at Oxford University are developing a tracking system called Hyperion, which could impact upon disaster relief missions by allowing drones to transmit high quality images back to a base station on the ground. The system, based on eye-safe lasers, could allow aircraft and UAVs to transfer...

Treasury allocates £37m of funding for Airbus site

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Chancellor George Osborne today announced that £37m will be invested in the Wing Integration Centre at the Airbus site in Filton, Bristol - with the investment safeguarding hundreds of engineering and manufacturing jobs. Commenting on the news, Osborne said, “Not only will the new research centre play home...