Defence

The Forward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow ahead of its journey to Rosyth.ward Island, from where HMS Prince of Wales will be commanded was carefully loaded on to a barge in Glasgow a

On the move: charting the journey of HMS Prince of Wales' command centre Video

28 May 2015

A timelapse video featuring the command centre of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has been released by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance.

Grainger & Worrall has announced a long-term strategic commitment to trainee recruitment

Casting for a career: how to get ahead at Grainger & Worrall

14 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Grainger & Worrall is a Shropshire based provider of high-precision casting technologies that is looking to develop the talent of tomorrow.

Users of the portable command centre put on a virtual reality headset and interactive gloves and a mixed reality control station appears around them

Augmented reality concepts could "revolutionise" battlefield claims BAE

11 May 2015

Engineers at BAE Systems are working with a Birmingham University research team on the development of augmented-reality technology that they claim could revolutionise the battlefield.

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Electronics

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US researchers develop 'wooden' semiconductor

29 May 2015

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have joined forces with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory to develop a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.

Schematic of the antibiotic susceptibility testing device.

Lab-on-a-chip promises rapid 'superbug' diagnosis

28 May 2015

A newly developed diagnostic chip could help in the treatment of antibiotic resistant infections by reducing the testing time for superbugs from days to around one hour.

This image shows a novel intelligent handheld robot

Bristol team develop intelligent handheld robots Video

27 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

Intelligent handheld robots could help inexperienced users complete tasks more quickly and accurately than with traditional tools.

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Medical

Sonic screwdriver

'Watchmaker's sonic screwdriver' manipulates microparticles

29 May 2015

Acoustic vortices spin microparticles for ’sonic screwdriver’ that could purify water and sort cells.

Schematic of the antibiotic susceptibility testing device.

Lab-on-a-chip promises rapid 'superbug' diagnosis

28 May 2015

A newly developed diagnostic chip could help in the treatment of antibiotic resistant infections by reducing the testing time for superbugs from days to around one hour.

A new limb pressure casting technique is behind the creation of a “leg bank” that is providing prostheses to people who have lost limbs in low-income regions of the world

'Leg bank' automates and simplifies development of prosthetic sockets

27 May 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A new limb pressure casting technique is behind the creation of a “leg bank” that is providing prostheses to people who have lost limbs in low-income regions of the world.

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Rail & Marine

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Business and industry react to the General Election result

8 May 2015

Business has reacted positively to the Conservative election victory as it provides continuity and stability for the manufacturing industry.

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Election special: which party is voting for engineering?

6 May 2015

The Student Engineer can’t predict what Parliament will look like after the election but we can let you know what the major parties are planning in relation to STEM-related higher education.

42 Technology’s winning concept is based on an adaptable carriage where seats can be automatically moved and stowed allowing room for freight (as shown in the model above).  This approach will help ease road congestion and deliver additional revenues to t

42 Technology wins funding to develop reconfigurable railway carriage

1 May 2015

A railway carriage that can be reconfigured to carry passengers or freight is one of three designs sharing £2.2m to develop next generation rolling stock.

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