“A marvellous effort all-round, with some exceptional aerospace engineering performances. Well done to all teams, an excellent and enjoyable event.” - Rod Williams, Chief Scrutineer of the UAS Challenge. [ Ow.ly Link ]
A marvellous effort allround with some exceptional aerospace engineering perform

Bath University wins Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge 2017

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As mechanical engineering began to develop as a profession in the late eighteenth century, the question of how best to educate and train engineers became increasingly important.
As mechanical engineering began to develop as a profession in the late

ENGINEERING AN EDUCATION

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Claudia Parsons was one of just three girls studying engineering alongside three hundred boys; dubbed the ‘lady engineers’, they were the focus of suspicion and incredulity. Today there are 715 female engineering students at Loughborough University, making up 16.4% of the total cohort. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Claudia Parsons was one of just three girls studying engineering alongside three

CLAUDIA & VERENA

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“... fly over the accident for 10 minutes, and that’s all. Doing that you’re able to fly over, you can leave and get the cars [traffic] moving again.” - Sebastien Vaillant, Parrot
fly over the accident for 10 minutes and thats all Doing

Parrot drone can reconstruct road accidents

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It has been the stuff of dreams and ambitious concepts ever since man first flew, but it has never come to successful or functional fruition. Now, a number of companies believe their models will finally realise the dream of a true flying car.
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It has been the stuff of dreams and ambitious concepts ever since

New flying car to finally conquer the skies, company claims

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Two teams were recently awarded the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize for developing handheld devices that can diagnose a range of diseases and check a patient’s vital signs without invasive tests – inspired by Star Trek’s medical “tricorder” device.
Two teams were recently awarded the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize for developing

How close are we to a real Star Trek-style medical tricorder?

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Boom’s XB-1 will be more efficient than Concorde “thanks to lighter, cheaper composite materials and advances in aerodynamics and jet engines.” - Neil Ashton, Senior Researcher, University of Oxford’s eResearch Centre.
Booms XB1 will be more efficient than Concorde thanks to lighter cheaper

3D-printing could bring supersonic flight back to the skies

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Engineers see the Newquay event as an important opportunity to gain some key early data on a rolling Bloodhound.
Engineers see the Newquay event as an important opportunity to gain some

Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trials - BBC News

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Fryderyk Popakul
Odysseus Internet Marketing
Ed Lambourn
A new drone built by Italian company Athonet carries an LTE antenna, which can create a bubble of high-speed data connectivity for up to 100 users over an area 1km in diameter.
A new drone built by Italian company Athonet carries an LTE antenna

Drone could bring high-speed internet to the sky

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The inventors believe this could revolutionise training and efficiency in engineering and offer “end-to-end” support for building construction and maintenance.
The inventors believe this could revolutionise training and efficiency in engineering and

IBM augmented reality system lets engineers look through walls

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“Europe embraces new ideas in transportation like no other region in the world and is uniquely positioned to take the next great leap in transportation,” - Shervin Pishevar, co-founder, Hyperloop One.
Europe embraces new ideas in transportation like no other region in the

Hyperloop pod could get from London to Edinburgh in 35 min

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"Every process – from preparing, fertilising and drilling the soil to monitoring, maintaining and, ultimately, harvesting the crop – is autonomous and performed by specially customised machines: self-driving tractors, robot combine harvesters and drones."
Every process from preparing fertilising and drilling the soil to monitoring maintaining

Look, no hands: Robots take over the farm

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Allan Jacques
Nearly two decades old, BBC Two’s mechanical melee first ran between 1998 and 2004. Last year, the show was lifted from the scrapheap and brought back to life – and everything has been a little upgraded.
Nearly two decades old BBC Twos mechanical melee first ran between 1998

Battle of the bots - behind the scenes on Robot Wars

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The researchers from Newcastle University claim their technology acts “just like a real hand”, without time-consuming processes used by traditional prosthetics. [ Ow.ly Link ]
The researchers from Newcastle University claim their technology acts just like a

Bionic hand guided by 99p camera

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Second-generation biofuels, including the gas from household waste, could lead to wider acceptance for the sector - Philippa Oldham, head of transport and manufacturing, IMechE.
Secondgeneration biofuels including the gas from household waste could lead to wider

Waste-to-biogas plant will cut carbon emissions

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The Institution is recognised as a key thought-leader across the energy and environment sectors; providing guidance to government agencies, Parliamentarians, and the media.
The Institution is recognised as a key thoughtleader across the energy and

Manifesto 2017: Energy and Environment

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“It means operators can save a lot of time because they go straight to the footage of interest, rather than forwarding through hours where nothing is happening.” - Carl Pocknell, Panasonic System Solutions
It means operators can save a lot of time because they go

Smart video could make public transport safer

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Scientists hope the craft’s findings will help improve forecasts of solar storms, which bombard Earth’s atmosphere with particles and radiation.
Scientists hope the crafts findings will help improve forecasts of solar storms

How do you engineer a space craft to 'taste' the Sun?

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The Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU), WWI, put engineers on the frontline of care and battle.
The Friends Ambulance Unit FAU WWI put engineers on the frontline of care and battle

FRIENDS AMBULANCE UNIT

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