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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.


GYM: Looking Forward

It’s now nicely into the new year and the last of the sluggishness from over-indulging at Christmas is beginning to wear off. So far in 2015, we’ve had a very successful post-Christmas GYM Group social, sharing news, ideas and plans for the forthcoming year over a conference (and later pub) table. ...

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Inflatable incubator wins Dyson Award

A low-cost inflatable incubator – designed for use in the developing world – has won the 2014 James Dyson Award.

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Advanced composites facility opened

Greg Clark, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, has opened the University of Southampton's Advanced Composite Materials Facility. The facility, the only one of its kind in the UK, will develop and manufacture new and advanced materials for semiconductor electronics, data ...

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GKN to lead £30m wing project

A national research programme – aimed at bringing the latest aircraft wing design, manufacture and assembly technologies to market – is being launched by GKN Aerospace.

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Sounds fantastic!

Radio communications with the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will be critical to the team's success in setting a 1,000mph (1,609km/h) World Land Speed Record.

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Innovative valve for industrial gas cylinders

42 Technology has been helping Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group and one of the world's leading industrial gas companies, to develop an innovative new valve for industrial gas cylinders.

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Flying high – AIRLANDER

Imagine a flying machine that can cruise in the air for three weeks without landing – and does not need a runway when it finally comes back to earth.

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GYM – 9 MONTHS IN

It is nearly nine months since a group of volunteers sat down at Courtleigh and agreed to get more involved in the IED. We have since been welcomed with open arms by all parts of the IED and recently attended the Engineering Design Show, hosting a workshop for professional registration and ...

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History in the making

The IED is now authorised to award Chartered Status to product designers. The first two registrants to be granted Chartership are revealed below.

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The robot revolution gathers pace

From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionise the way consumers interact with the world, and monitor their health and environment. To illustrate how great an influence they now exert, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) states that robotics ...

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