Frst exact model for diffusion in magnesium alloys

In order to develop new materials, material engineers need to be able to predict how fast impurity atoms diffuse, or spread, in a crystal over a range of temperatures. Using new computational techniques, researchers have constructed the first exact model…..

Researchers flip magnetic memory cell with light pulse at record speed

Electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second—a new record. This advancement holds promise for the development of new, optically controlled, ultrafast…..

SP:01 electric sports car to be built in UK

Volume production of a new, all-electric sports car is set to take at Detroit Electric’s Leamington Spa facilities following the signing of a joint venture agreement. The deal with China’s Far East Smarter Energy Group has helped secure a total…..

Huge career opportunities make apprenticeships a rewarding experience

Viewpoint Josh Barber, 2016 IET Apprentice of the Year   To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Josh Barber explains why the advantage of entering an engineering apprenticeship should not be overlooked Last November, I was honoured to be named Apprentice of…..

Sticking point: researchers turn to shellfish for a strong bond

Researchers in the US have turned to nature to develop an adhesive that works under water and is stronger than a number of commercially available glues. The team at Purdue University in Indiana modelled their biomimetic polymer on compounds found…..

The Secret Graduate Engineer: So what do you do?

Engineers are apparently in greater demand than ever before yet many graduates report stiff competition for plum jobs. Our Secret Graduate Engineer offers an insider’s view on industry’s skills paradox. You’re chatting away when the classic question arises: “So what…..

Comment: Will Robots take our rights, our jobs and our dignity?

With fears of automation-induced mass employment growing we need to act now to shape a robotic future that works for us and not against us write Prof Noel Sharkey and Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe  Prof Sharkey and Dr van Wynsberghe head up the…..

ORNL, HTS International Corporation to collaborate on manufacturing research

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research. Powered by WPeMatico

New research identifies New Bedford Harbor as major source of airborne PCBs

(University of Iowa) Sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, from the bottom of the New Bedford Harbor is the No. 1 source of airborne PCBs in the neighborhoods surrounding the port, according to new research by the University of…..

Benefits of university seed cap programs

(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) When seed funding for start-up companies comes from the universities where the technologies have been developed, benefits go well beyond the money necessary to conduct business. Additional benefits for the institution and community include…..