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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.


Lockheed Martin adopts 3D visualisation

Defence giant Lockheed Martin has installed a virtual reality system in its UK facility to help the design and review of a major land vehicle being developed.

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Thermoplastic composites breakthrough

Researchers are on the verge of a breakthrough that will allow for the wide-scale use of thermoplastic composites in the automotive industry. The light yet strong materials are rigid, and also sustainable and recyclable.

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Light inside the tunnel

Commuters and pedestrians using the new King’s Cross foot tunnel are now being greeted by HALFLIFE – an immersive, durational light installation created by award-winning design practice Speirs + Major.

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Picking up GOOD vibrations!

Engineers at Lancaster University are working on a system that allows aircraft wings to generate and store electricity from vibrations.

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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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