POWER PLAY: THE SMALL SOLUTION TO THE WORLD’S BIG NUCLEAR ENERGY PROBLEM


Article Source: IMechE Tokamak Energy is a company in a rush. On the walls outside Tokamak Energy’s meeting rooms, iPad-sized monitors count down the minutes and anxious red lights signal that those behind glass partitions are not to be disturbed. Jonathan Carling, the firm’s new CEO (a mechanical engineer who spent most of his career … Continue reading POWER PLAY: THE SMALL SOLUTION TO THE WORLD’S BIG NUCLEAR ENERGY PROBLEM

A HISTORY OF ENGINEERING IN 100 OBJECTS: MODEL OF THE GOLDEN ARROW


Article Source: IMechE In 1929, the Golden Arrow broke the world land speed record by 24mph, reaching 231mph. The car was driven by Major Sir Henry Segrave, and designed by Captain John Samuel Irving, and was also known as the Irving Special. “The glamour of speed is one of the very oldest of human emotions … Continue reading A HISTORY OF ENGINEERING IN 100 OBJECTS: MODEL OF THE GOLDEN ARROW

INSIGHTS FROM WRIGGLING FISH MAY IMPROVE ROBOT DESIGN


Article Source: The Engineer Constant and seemingly random movement of fish serves to optimise their sensory feedback, which may enhance the way sensors are deployed in robot design One characteristic of any large group of animals IS they seem to move constantly and almost at random. It is particularly pronounced when observing a large number … Continue reading INSIGHTS FROM WRIGGLING FISH MAY IMPROVE ROBOT DESIGN

MAJOR R&D INVESTMENT AIMS FOR SLICE OF PREDICTED $100BN+ COMPOSITES MARKET


Article Source: IMechE A research and innovation centre will develop “radically different automated manufacturing technologies” to ensure the UK can help meet the world’s growing demand for lighter, stronger materials. The £36.67m R&D programme will help “define the future of composites,” the National Composites Centre (NCC) at the University of Bristol announced today. The major … Continue reading MAJOR R&D INVESTMENT AIMS FOR SLICE OF PREDICTED $100BN+ COMPOSITES MARKET

PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM USING CHARGE POINTS TO MAKE WAY FOR ELECTRICS, SAYS RAC


Article Source: The Engineer Nearly all plug-in hybrids should be banned from using public car charging points because they take too long to recharge and the spaces should be reserved for fully electric vehicles, a report has recommended. The latest battery-only cars need only five minutes at the quickest ‘Rapid’ chargepoints to take on enough … Continue reading PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM USING CHARGE POINTS TO MAKE WAY FOR ELECTRICS, SAYS RAC