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‘First generation’ drug delivery nanoparticles which can be used to take anti-cancer agents to disease sites in the body

3D biomaterials project takes off

26 Aug 2015

£6.5m research programme will explore the use of 3D materials in regenerative medicine, drug delivery, and medical devices.

Horseshoe magnet

​UK scientists create magnetism in non-magnetic metals

18 Aug 2015

Researchers from Leeds University have found a way to alter the quantum interactions of matter, opening up new materials for magnetic applications.




John Elvesjö and Mårten Skogö, inventors of eye-tracking

10 Aug 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Eye-tracking can potentially replace the mouse, touchscreen and pad as the way we interact with computers, and may be the closest we get to a technbology that can read our minds


Industry 4.0 smart factory systems

Industry 4.0. Do you know what it is yet?

20 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

Industry 4.0 is changing the world of manufacturing, but what - if anything - does it mean for the UK’s SME heartland?

Kathleen Kennedy

May the Force be with the engineers

11 Nov 2014

The chief executive of InnovateUK confesses to his fear of Darth Vader and praises the efforts of engineers in the UK’s world-leading special effects industry.


August 1915: The Board of Invention

5 Aug 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer’s opinions on the foreruners of today’s Research Councils were sceptical and, to today’s eyes, surprisingly jaundiced

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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

29 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill

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