Sunak pledges to ‘get things done’ with £22bn R&D budget

Article Source: The Engineer Rishi Sunak has promised to ‘get things done’ in a budget speech that saw the chancellor pledge an increase in R&D investment to £22bn a year. Less than a month since the resignation of former chancellor Sajid Javid, Sunak stood before MPs to deliver a budget that will see a further £5.2bn invested … More Sunak pledges to ‘get things done’ with £22bn R&D budget

Project aims to grow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers

Article Source: The Engineer DARPA has awarded researchers $22m to develop ‘smart’ technology that combines artificial intelligence, bioelectronics and regenerative medicine to regrow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers. Led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the team will spend the next four years working on REPAIR, an acronym made from REgenerative electronic Patch through … More Project aims to grow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers

Airbus E-Fan X moves step closer to maiden electric flight

Article Source: The Engineer Airbus’ E-Fan X technology demonstrator made its final test flight last month before it is modified with its hybrid-electric propulsion system and flown next year writes Ben Sampson, editor of Aerospace Testing International.  The flight from Cranfield University in the UK of the BAe146 RJ100 was conducted on February 25. The aircraft … More Airbus E-Fan X moves step closer to maiden electric flight

Pill sized heater could help diagnose diseases

Article Source: The Engineer A pill sized ‘heater’ could allow resource-limited regions to test for infectious diseases without the need for specialised training or costly lab equipment. This is the claim of a team from University of Toronto Engineering whose technology regulates the temperature of biological samples through different stages of diagnostic testing, which is … More Pill sized heater could help diagnose diseases

HyNet hydrogen project gets £13m funding boost

Article Source: The Engineer HyNet, a major new project for both the production and industrial use of hydrogen in North West England, has been awarded £13m in government funding. Based in and around Ellesmere Port south of Liverpool on the River Mersey, HyNet has two separate but complementary strands, both of which are claimed to … More HyNet hydrogen project gets £13m funding boost

Skills shortage will have bigger impact than automation or new materials, say surveyed engineers

Article Source: IMechE The skills shortage will have a bigger impact on UK engineering than automation or new materials over the next five years, according to 37% of engineers surveyed for new research. The study of 250 engineers by MPA, a professional business services company, found 22% thought automation would have the biggest impact on … More Skills shortage will have bigger impact than automation or new materials, say surveyed engineers

Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge results

Article Source: IMechE The Institution is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge. The Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge is an engineering design competition for Young Members of the Institution, which aims to address real-world problems through engineering design projects and give solutions to their related challenges. Each competing … More Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge results