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Metamaterials – world changer

In 2006 Sir John Pendry a physicist invented an ‘invisible cloak’, a nano-engineered material that could bend light waves. This heralded the the beginning of a new class of material that could manipulate the properties of light and do things … Continue reading

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The WaveFlyer – Electric Hydrofoil Jet-Ski

       The WaveFlyer is the world’s first electric hydrofoil jet-ski, developed by an Australian company Electro.Aero, in collaboration with University of Western Australia. Essentially it is a personal craft that ‘flies’ serenely one foot above the water, powered … Continue reading

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The WaveFlyer – Electric Hydrofoil Jet-Ski

       The WaveFlyer is the world’s first electric hydrofoil jet-ski, developed by an Australian company Electro.Aero, in collaboration with University of Western Australia. Essentially it is a personal craft that ‘flies’ serenely one foot above the water, powered … Continue reading

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Car weight is now becoming material !

onsumption     An age old concern that is now higher on the agenda for manufacturers is overweight vehicles. Traditionally cars have always been made from steel for the structure & ‘body in white’ components, with plastics for trim and … 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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Renewable energy Steps forward

                Lawrence Kemball-Cook at Loughborough University came up with a floor tile that generates power from footsteps, after seeing a growing need in cities for energy. He won the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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British Bicycle Land Speed Record Broken

   The University of Liverpool Velocipede (ULV) team, designed & built their recumbent bicycle ARION1 and transported it to Nevada and raced it in the International Human Powered Vehicle Association’s World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2015. The race is held … Continue reading

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