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NWED: Women in Engineering Day

IET to challenge girls’ perception of engineering with social campaign

Added: 15 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has brought in consumer PR agency Tin Man to de…

Vert Rotors claims a first with Scottish enterprise support

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors is claiming a UK first with the installation of the 5-Axis machine, the…

Bath celebrates Perera FDM award

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Bath university’s reputation as a leader in chemical engineering higher education has been boosted …

Cyber security

Quantitative methods could protect plants from hacks, say researchers

Added: 12 Feb 2017

Using quantitative methods to prioritise cyber security will help protect power stations from hacks…

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MIT researchers develop tiny sensor sustained by stomach acid

Added: 8 Feb 2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a tiny sensor that ca…

Four engineers scoop £1m Queen’s prize for work on digital imaging sensors

Added: 5 Feb 2017

Four engineers have been awarded the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) for their…


Manchester University develops multi-purpose biocompatible 2D inks

Added: 30 Jan 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Manchester has developed a low-cost method of producing …

Laboratories need to be safe, whilst enabling researcher to achieve their potential

Novo Nordisk funds Oxford’s £115 million diabetes research centre

Added: 30 Jan 2017

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is to fund a £115 million diabetes research centre at Oxford un…


University fined £400k after caffeine experiment overdose

Added: 29 Jan 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined £400,000 following a botched lab experime…

Process industry leaders applaud May industrial plan

Added: 23 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May’s 10 point plan for an overhaul of industrial strategy with a focus on s…

Smartphone DNA microscope

3D-printed smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA testing

Added: 22 Jan 2017

A team of researchers has created a 3D-printed smartphone microscope that could offer cost-effectiv…

The Stomacher 4500 has been specifically designed for large volume food safety testing

Council bars product return before safety tests complete

Added: 20 Jan 2017

Manufacturer Errington Cheese has been told it must put on hold plans to put two of its products ba…

A step toward renewable diesel

Engineers move a step closer to renewable diesel

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have genetically reprogrammed…

Beth Thomas 23 Reactor Chemistry Engineer at EDF Energy

Report says demand for 142,000 new STEM posts spells jobs for the girls

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Nearly one in four of the 640,000-plus vacancies created in science, engineering and technology in …


Pumping iron could reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Added: 12 Jan 2017

Research by the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests interval weight training can improve …


Urine test spells end to diet lies

Added: 11 Jan 2017

Scientists at three UK universities have invented a five minute urine test that can help doctors de…


Recycled CO2 method could lead to biofuel production

Added: 8 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of California have developed a new method of converting CO2 into carb…

Nuclear waste

Manchester Uni makes nuclear waste recycling leap

Added: 2 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have used pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) …

Toy helicopter

Next year’s Christmas presents could be mind-controlled

Added: 16 Dec 2016

The next generation of toys could be controlled with the mind and activated by the power of concent…

Pills drugs medicine

Pfizer fined £84.2m for drug price hike

Added: 7 Dec 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined pharmaceutical major Pfizer £84.2 million for…