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The Engineer

  • newDiabolical ironclad beetle adds inspiration to structural strength
    The exoskeleton of the diabolical ironclad beetle could inspire the design of aircraft gas turbines that are safer and longer lasting. This is the claim of a team of engineers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Purdue University who be…
    - 26 mins ago 23 Oct 20, 10:16am -
  • newComment: Competition rules rewrite could supercharge UK technology base
    Current competition rules lead to technology projects that are outdated before they’ve even begun. Brexit and upcoming government spending reviews create an opportunity to put this right argues Dr Simon Harwood, Cranfield University’s head of def…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Oct 20, 8:50am -
  • newHoriba Mira to open advanced new UK battery shaker
    In a boost for the UK’s burgeoning EV battery sector, automotive test and development specialist Horiba Mira is set to open the UK’s first battery vibration test facility – or shaker – to also offer electrical and thermal cycling. Due to begi…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Oct 20, 8:25am -
  • newNew ‘Design Online’ webinar event taking place next week!
    Following the success of the first event in August, The Engineer’s sister title Eureka! Magazine is hosting another ‘Design, Online’ event featuring webinars event featuring three more leading technology companies There has never been a more cr…
    - 20 hours ago 22 Oct 20, 3:04pm -
  • UK firm to build world’s first commercial-scale Cat-HTR plastics recycling plant
    The world’s first commercial-scale plastic recycling plant using Cat-HTR technology is to be built in the UK thanks to an Innovate UK grant of £4.42m. Teesside-based ReNew ELP will use the funding to build an initial plant that will recycle 80,0…
    - 1 day ago 22 Oct 20, 9:16am -

Science Daily Engineering

  • newFuture VR could employ new ultrahigh-res display
    Repurposed solar panel research could be the foundation for a new ultrahigh-resolution microdisplay. The OLED display would feature brighter images with purer colors and more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Oct 20, 7:17pm -
  • newCollaboration sparks new model for ceramic conductivity
    As insulators, metal oxides - also known as ceramics - may not seem like obvious candidates for electrical conductivity. While electrons zip back and forth in regular metals, their movement in ceramic materials is sluggish and difficult to detect.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Oct 20, 7:17pm -
  • newCicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality
    A multidisciplinary group that studies the physical and chemical properties of insect wings has demonstrated the ability to reproduce the nanostructures that help cicada wings repel water and prevent bacteria from establishing on the surface. The new…
    - 19 hours ago 22 Oct 20, 3:26pm -
  • Simple software creates complex wooden joints
    Wood is considered an attractive construction material for both aesthetic and environmental purposes. Construction of useful wood objects requires complicated structures and ways to connect components together. Researchers created a novel 3D design a…
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 20, 3:24pm -
  • Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders
    Research has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through a process called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET).
    - 2 days ago 21 Oct 20, 3:16pm - Engineering Tech