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New structures ''tougher than Kevlar''
The Engineer, March 27, 2015
Researchers have created new structures that stretch to up to seven times their length and remain stronger than Kevlar, a development with wide ranging applications in armour plating.
UK team awarded ?4.2m to develop world leading driving simulator
The Engineer, March 27, 2015
An advanced driving simulator that will enable engineers to test any make of car is to be developed by a team at WMG.
Connected and autonomous vehicles to deliver ?51bn to UK economy
The Engineer, March 27, 2015
Connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK and deliver ?51bn to the economy, claims a new report.?
Gravity-powered lamp scoops ?150k award
The Engineer, March 26, 2015
A gravity-powered light designed to replace the kerosene lamps used widely in the developing world has won ?150,000 funding from Shell.
Metal casting industry agrees ?77m for new technologies and techniques
The Engineer, March 26, 2015
The Advanced Metal Casting Centre?has secured funding for the second phase of its attempt to bring casting research to the factory floor.
Straw-to-bioethanol potential from Sake yeast
The Engineer, March 26, 2015
Naturally-occurring yeast strains could be key to turning agricultural waste into biofuels.
RFID tags to provide insights into declining bee populations
The Engineer, March 25, 2015
Bees are being fitted with RFID tags in an effort to provide new insights into the threats facing the flying insect.?
''Robotic germ'' speeds up humidity detection
The Engineer, March 25, 2015
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago?have created a tiny cyborg sensor that could be used to rapidly detect humidity changes.
Shape-memory alloy ''muscle fibres'' give a helping hand to prosthetics
The Engineer, March 25, 2015
German engineers use bundles of hair-fine wires to form a multifunctional drive and sensor mechanism in a powerful, lightweight prototype artificial hand
''Record-breaking'' motor could make large electric aircraft a reality claims Siemens
The Engineer, March 25, 2015
A new type of electric motor designed specifically for use in aircraft could help make electric-powered passenger flight a reality its developer has claimed.
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