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Welcome to a collection of news stories from around the world on the themes of engineering and design.Click on the link beside each feature to read more.You can sort through the news items according to the category as specified in the column on the left hand side of the page.


Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions, and reduce back injuries, according to researchers.

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New Years Honour for IED President

Huge congratulations to IED President Maggie Philbin on being awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours list for services to engineering education.

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The professional and CPD....

CPD is understood across most professions as the systematic acquisition of knowledge and skills, and the development of personal qualities to maintain and enhance professional competencies.

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Alliance drives growth and prosperity

The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) aims to inspire universities and business to work together for growth and prosperity.

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The X factor in space flight

The incident where a SpaceX rocket exploded at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida – the latest of three such occurrences – prompted a backlash in some quarters, with some seizing on it as a disaster waiting to happen.

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Deionised system shrinks water footprint

Veolia Water Technologies has supplied a deionised water system to Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood factory.

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Kickstart for SafariSeat

SafariSeat is a wheelchair that has been designed specifically for people in developing countries. It’s low cost, all-terrain and open source. SafariSeat can be made in basic workshops using bicycle parts, which makes it easy to repair.

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Creativity in action

The Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) Conference has just celebrated its 18th birthday! Held in Denmark this year, it was a great success, as Christian Tollestrup, head of the Industrial Design Section, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, ...

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New move to STEM skills gap

​New move to STEM skills gapResearch shows that one of the biggest challenges within STEM education and encouraging tech literacy amongst young people is a lack of easily relatable materials linking the relevant subjects and technology skills to real careers.

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IED STUDENT PRIZES 2016

The IED has once again recognised in its annual awards those final-year student projects that most caught the eyes of its panel of independent judges. Here are their projects and the stories behind them

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