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Lubricant to improve comfort for catheter users

5 Mar 2015

Researchers aim to penetrate the international catheter market with Uroglide, a pharmaceutical product that has received support from the Royal Academy of Engineering.


Traditional printing techniques combine in OLED display manufacture

4 Mar 2015

VTT has developed a large-surface light-emitting plastic film based on OLED technology that can be fabricated using gravure and screen-printing methods.

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Polymer-based photovoltaics show promise against silicon and germanium

4 Mar 2015

A blend of conjugated polymers could one day make solar power lighter, cheaper and more efficient, claim researchers in the US.

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Tuning in the factory

16 Feb 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Radio frequency identification is helping to pave the way for a new era in creating bespoke products on the assembly line.

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Winning formula: Inside the Mercedes PU106A power unit

9 Feb 2015 | By Helen Knight

The hybrid power unit used by Mercedes in the 2014 F1 season has been hailed as one of the most efficient gasoline powertrains ever produced. Helen Knight explains why. 

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In touch with reality: the digital future of the factory

5 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

New digital design processes and tools are revolutionising the manufacturing industry.

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Subcon: The biggest subcontracting event this century

5 Feb 2015

With exhibitor bookings around 25% ahead of this time last year, Subcon 2015 is set to be the biggest UK subcontracting show in over 15 years.

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The Koenigsegg Regera was one of a number of high performance hybrids unveiled in Geneva

Auto industry shows appetite for change

4 Mar 2015 | By Jon Excell

The announcements from this year’s Geneva motor show are a reminder that industry’s doors are well and truly open to developers of disruptive technology

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This week's poll: Tidal lagoon power

3 Mar 2015

Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?

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Liquid logic: Peter Dearman, inventor of the liquid-air engine

10 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Peter Dearman has spent almost his entire adult  life considering the possibilities of an engine that runs on liquid nitrogen.

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When should a manager not be a manager?

2 Mar 2015

Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

4 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

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Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?