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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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Nuclear Fusion Reactors – looking commercially hot !

  Nuclear fusion is cited as a safe, clean and sustainable energy we all need, but alas to make this technology commercial has been quite a headache. Development has been slow – Iter nuclear fusion project started in 1985 is … 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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New kind of powder kegs for the Royal Navy

The University of Southampton and the Royal Navy are already testing the technology to manufacture UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) at sea from 3D printers supplied with various plastic powders stored in barrels ! In 5 years time, UAVs with wing … Continue reading

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Bloodhound: Britain’s 1000 mph land speed record attempt

You may or may not of heard of this amazing engineering project that started back in 2008. The vision for Bloodhound came from a desire from Richard Noble & Andy Green to break the land speed record and reach 1000mph, … Continue reading

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Surfs Up in Snowdonia – dude !

    Who said engineering can’t be fun! The world’s first inland Surfing Centre has been built in the rural Conwy valley in Snowdonia, North Wales, on the concrete covered site of a disused aluminium factory. The guaranteed waves, whatever … Continue reading

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Motion Tracking and Engineering Design – any remote connection?

Motion tracking and engineering Continue reading

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Engineers Lead America’s Cup Bid

Ben Ainslie’s British catamaran that will compete for the America’s Cup in 2017 Continue reading

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Engineering Design + 3D Printing from CAD – helps farmers in developing countries

                          In Africa and other developing countries where energy infrastructure is limited to power irrigation of farm land, engineering design has overcome the problem. A simple design that requires low … Continue reading

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HSE get wind of turbine failures !

Five wind turbines crashed to the ground during unexceptional weather conditions leading to an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. The fifth collapse at Winsdon Farm in north Petherwyn, Cornwall triggered the inquiry in 2013, a 40m Gaia Wind … Continue reading

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