Lighter vehicles, stronger nuclear reactors and more compatible medical implants are among the goals of a new billion-euro European Space Agency metals project.
US researchers have built a crawling soft-bodied robot that can operate without a tether and survive fire, snow and being run over by a car.
The winning design is to be chosen by a team of six judges and a public poll.
Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports
With the UK on the brink of an infrastructure renaissance, there are numerous reasons students and graduates should consider a career in civil engineering - and many options open to them.
Skills & Careers
More companies are worried about a shortage of qualified engineers but fewer are offering training, the Institution’s annual skills survey has found.
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Could a new generation of “human-ish” industrial robots able to work alongside their human counterparts help spread automation to even the smallest of engineering firms?
Attempts to rebalance the economy could be thrown off course if the UK were to split.
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.
Money from nothing: Commercialising technology involves convincing people to invest in something that hasn’t existed before. Stuart Nathan talks to an old hand in the art