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  • Why manufacturers must rise to the cyber-security challenge
    With manufacturers increasingly reaping the benefits of connectivity the pressure is on for industry to improve its understanding of cyber-security, writes Prof Raj Roy of Cranfield University The defence secretary’s recent warnings of increased cy…
    - 3 days ago 16 Mar 18, 12:21pm -
  • MACH 2018 Preview: big data and interconnected technology take centre stage
    The overriding theme running through MACH 2018 is the vital role that interconnected technology will play in the future of manufacturing The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research…
    - 3 days ago 16 Mar 18, 11:49am -
  • Modelling supersonic combustion could advance design of scramjets
    Chinese engineers devise method for numerical analysis of the gas flows and turbulence inside a hypersonic scramjet engine The processes involved in airflow connected with supersonic flight have been a problem for aerospace engineers for decades. It…
    - 3 days ago 16 Mar 18, 11:17am -
  • UK Spaceports set for lift-off with passing of Space Industry Bill
    British businesses will soon be able to compete in the commercial space race using UK spaceports following the passing of the Space Industry Bill. Receiving Royal Assent on 15 March 2018, the bill is hoped to build on Britain’s existing expertise i…
    - 3 days ago 16 Mar 18, 11:06am -
  • Swarming insects inspire collision avoidance technology for driverless cars
    A global research project led by a team at the University of Lincoln is taking its inspiration from swarming insects to develop collision avoidance technology for driverless cars. Funded by a €1.8m grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 pro…
    - 3 days ago 16 Mar 18, 10:56am -

Science Daily Engineering

  • Existence of new form of electronic matter
    Researchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics. These are the first experimental findings to validate this theory.
    - 5 days ago 14 Mar 18, 6:50pm -
  • 'Body on a chip' could improve drug evaluation
    Engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before they are approved for human use. Using a microfluidic chip that connects tissue samples from up to 10 organs, the researchers can…
    - 5 days ago 14 Mar 18, 1:23pm -
  • Mending broken hearts with cardiomyocyte molds
    Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair. New research shows how cardiomyocytes grown in a heart-like environment mature more quickly, have…
    - 6 days ago 13 Mar 18, 1:30pm -
  • Artificial and biological cells work together as mini chemical factories
    Researchers have fused living and non-living cells for the first time in a way that allows them to work together, paving the way for new applications.
    - 6 days ago 13 Mar 18, 1:18pm -
  • Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they grow
    A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. The TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot measures the traits of individual plants using a variety of sensors,…
    - 6 days ago 13 Mar 18, 12:16am - Engineering Tech