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MIT team developing "shrink wrap" spacesuits

19 Sep 2014

Future spacesuits could be made of lightweight stretchy material that shrinks to fit astronauts’ bodies, according to US researchers developing such technology.

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Synthetic "skin" helps create new chemical weapon decontaminant

18 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists say their new material will make testing decontamination of chemical weapons more realistic.

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Smart ‘Bump Mark’ food label wins UK leg of Dyson award

18 Sep 2014

Bio-reactive packaging technology developed by a UK student could help cut down on food wastage.  

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Warfighter wearables: how advanced display technology is shaping the soldier of the future

17 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Head-mounted virtual and augmented reality display technology is beginning to make a mark in the defence sector.

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Power and performance: the Formula E battery

16 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Williams overcame technical and time constraints to develop a battery for Formula E.

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Innovation in the UK niche vehicles sector

15 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports

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Why does the UK still have so few female engineers?

19 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

With the well publicised engineering gender gap showing few signs of closing, efforts must now be focused on ensuring that industry hangs onto its most talented women.

The label could help cut down on unnecessary food wastage

Smart ‘Bump Mark’ food label wins UK leg of Dyson award

18 Sep 2014

Bio-reactive packaging technology developed by a UK student could help cut down on food wastage.  

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Why does the UK still have so few female engineers?

19 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

With the well publicised engineering gender gap showing few signs of closing, efforts must now be focused on ensuring that industry hangs onto its most talented women.

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Don't neglect Scotland's nuclear legacy

17 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The history of nuclear technologies in Scotland has left a valuable repository of unique skills, which the independence debate has not touched upon. This expertise should not be allowed to fade away

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Klaus-Dieter Rennert, ceo and chairman, Hitachi Europe

16 Sep 2014

Next stop, UK: Stuart Nathan talks to Klaus-Dieter Rennert about Hitachi’s plans for the UK and Europe, as well as the industrial giant’s focus on growth in the rail and medical sectors

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The debt threat to manufacturing

5 Sep 2014

Despite the economic upturn, the strain of debt on the manufacturing sector’s smallest firms remains severe, says Mark Burgess, Chief Operations Officer at Debt Guard Solicitors.

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September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

10 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option

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