Category Archives: research science

Space tourism – starting to take off !

  Official definition: Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. A number of startup companies have sprung up in recent years, such as Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace, hoping to create a sub-orbital space tourism industry. … Continue reading

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Vinyl Revival

    When I was growing up in the 70s & 80s vinyl albums and separates hi-fi units including top of the range turntables were essential to life ! I guess we thought it was all over when CDs came … Continue reading

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Virtual & Augmented Reality Design Tool

Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) is progressing at a steady rate in many sectors but especially in engineering design. VR is often associated with cumbersome helmets and video gaming, but within industry ‘powerwalls’ are used. A projector displays … Continue reading

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Team GB Bike Design for Rio

  This blog is particularly interesting to me as I ride road bikes for a local club, and I am always looking to find ways to go faster ! From what I gather the rapid engineering advancement in bike design … Continue reading

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Bloodhound 1000mph record attempt

                    The Bloodhound project was launched nearly 8 years ago. The aim & vision is to break the land speed record, and ultimately achieve 1000mph. The project has been very much ‘open … Continue reading

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The ultimate in design feedback – New Autodesk SeeControl

Autodesk have gained a further competitive edge over their competitors by acquiring SeeControl an Internet of Things (IoT) software company, and by developing in house software platform Forge that develops apps and services for SeeControl. Cloud based IoT is the … Continue reading

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Solar cells to dye for

  Solar panels are becoming more common place around us as renewable energy is promoted by the government to reach it’s ‘green’ targets. Photovoltaic (PV) silicon solar panels are the commonest, but a new technology being developed at Cambridge University … Continue reading

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