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

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

Non-invasive eye-scan could help identify autism

Article Source: The Engineer A non-invasive eye-scan that detects subtle electrical signals in the retina could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible. The scan utilises a hand-held device to find a pattern of electrical signals that are different in children on the autism spectrum, which are directly linked to differences in … More Non-invasive eye-scan could help identify autism

Funding doubled to £10m for car charger installation in 2021

Article Source: IMechE Funding for new electric vehicle chargepoints on residential roads has doubled to £10m for 2021. The increase, announced today (21 January) by transport secretary Grant Shapps, could fund the installation of 3,600 charge points around the country. The government hopes to make charging at home and overnight easier for drivers without off-street … More Funding doubled to £10m for car charger installation in 2021

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER FROM THE NATIONAL ENGINEERING POLICY CENTRE

Article Source: Royal Academy of Engineering Following last week’s general election result, the National Engineering Policy Centre, which represents the voice of 39 of the UK’s leading professional engineering bodies, has published an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson setting out its key priorities for the new government and Parliament. Dear Prime Minister, Introducing the National … More AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER FROM THE NATIONAL ENGINEERING POLICY CENTRE

PORTABLE DEVICE INSTANTLY ANALYSES AIRBORNE HAZARDS

Article Source: The Engineer Airborne hazards such as sulphur dioxide and benzene could be identified instantly and at a safe distance thanks to a portable device developed in Singapore. Pic: Assoc Prof Ling Xing Yi (right) with PhD student Phan Quang Gia Chuong (left) operating the gas analyser laser device (Image: NTU Singapore) The prototype … More PORTABLE DEVICE INSTANTLY ANALYSES AIRBORNE HAZARDS

SUSSEX GRADUATE WINS UK DYSON AWARD WITH FISH BIOPLASTIC

Article Source: The Engineer Lucy Hughes from the University of Sussex has won the 2019 UK Dyson Award for her marine bioplastic made from fish waste and agar. MarinaTex looks and feels like clear plastic but is produced at temperatures below 100 degrees Celsius and biodegrades between four and six weeks. Nearly half of the … More SUSSEX GRADUATE WINS UK DYSON AWARD WITH FISH BIOPLASTIC