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Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 26.10.2012
New technology centre puts Nottingham at forefront of aerospace research
John Rishton, the Chief Executive of global power systems company Rolls-Royce, and an alumnus of The University of Nottingham, opened a new £5.1 million Aerospace Technology Centre at the University today.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - 24.10.2012
Top 5: 'Hot Science, Cool Talks' and Leading Research
Top 5: ’Hot Science, Cool Talks’ and Leading Research
From hacking drones and exploring space to rethinking energy and even blowing stuff up, a popular program on the Forty Acres is helping students and the public learn about world-changing research.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 23.10.2012
The future of flying
The future of flying
I've been delighted by how positively airport operators have reacted already.

History / Archeology - Mechanical Engineering - 22.10.2012
Dutch Queen Visits UC San Diego Project in Florence
While the search for a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece by UC San Diego's Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) is temporarily on hold pending the outcome of

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 18.10.2012
Optical vortices on a chip
Optical vortices on a chip
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol and the Universities of Glasgow (UK) and Sun Yat-sen and Fudan in China, have demonstrated integrated arrays of emitters of so call 'optical vortex beams' onto a silicon chip.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 08.10.2012

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 03.10.2012
$12.3M center aims to ramp up design of advanced materials
$12.3M center aims to ramp up design of advanced materials
ANN ARBOR-It takes between 10 and 20 years to develop a new material-an advanced metal alloy, for example, that can be used in lighter cars, trucks and airplanes.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 02.10.2012
Skills Minister visits young Sheffield apprentices
Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock will visit engineers of the future at the University of Sheffield AMRC tomorrow (03 October 2012), and find out more about plans for the pioneering AMRC Training Centre.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 02.10.2012

Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 26.09.2012
New and Improved Solar Variability Model in High Demand
UC San Diego researchers have improved a software tool that can calculate fluctuation in the solar grid caused by changes in the cloud cover.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 25.09.2012
New partnership with Qantas will mean smarter flying
New partnership with Qantas will mean smarter flying
The University of Sydney and Qantas have entered into a four-year partnership to develop a flight planning system that will help the airline fly optimised routes, reduce fuel consumption and improve operational effectiveness.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 25.09.2012
LANL computer model boosts engine efficiency
LANL computer model boosts engine efficiency
The KIVA model has been instrumental in helping researchers and manufacturers understand combustion processes, accelerate engine development and improve engine design and efficiency.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 24.09.2012
A twisted tale: Plant roots form helices as they encounter barriers
A twisted tale: Plant roots form helices as they encounter barriers
The science of how and why plant roots get their shape, it turns out, is a twisted tale: Using 3-D time-lapse imaging, physicists, working with plant biologists, have discovered that certain roots, when faced with barriers like a patch of stiff dirt, form helical spring-like shapes. Surprisingly, the researchers found this root geometry was largely the result of mechanics - the same mechanics that determine the stability of beams in buildings.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 22.09.2012
A Worthy Endeavor
The space shuttle Endeavour 's final flight ended Friday, September 21, when it landed at Los Angeles International Airport en route to its new life as an exhibit at the California Science Center.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 19.09.2012
New Server Cooling Technology Deployed in Pilot Program at Calit2
The California Institute for Tele and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego has become the inaugural test site for a new approach to cooling computer servers - a technology that could improve energy efficiency and enable higher-performance computing.

Administration - Mechanical Engineering - 14.09.2012
Watch online: Space Day at ILA
Watch online: Space Day at ILA Video coverage of the whole of Wednesday's Space Day at Berlin's ILA air and space show is now available online.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 13.09.2012
Offshore wind energy could power entire U.S. East Coast, Stanford scientists say
Offshore wind energy could power entire U.S. East Coast, Stanford scientists say
Stanford scientists deliver the first-ever quantitative analysis of offshore wind energy on the U.S. East Coast.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 10.09.2012
Wind could meet many times world's total power demand by 2030, Stanford researchers say
Wind could meet many times world’s total power demand by 2030, Stanford researchers say
Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world's total energy needs within the next two decades.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 10.09.2012
Computer Simulations Could Lead to Better Cardiac Pump for Children With Heart Defects
Alison Marsden, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, examines some of the simulations her research group developped in the StarCAVE imaging space on the UC San Diego campus.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 07.09.2012
New £13m ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ to open at WMG
WMG at the University of Warwick is to play host to a new 'UK Energy Storage R&D Centre' for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 03.09.2012
SpaceUp Unconference comes to Europe
SpaceUp Unconference comes to Europe Europe's first SpaceUp Unconference will take place in Belgium this month.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 31.08.2012
Chinese aerospace business funds £3m University Innovation Centre
The University of Nottingham is developing a new University Innovation Centre (UIC) with one of China's biggest aerospace businesses.

Mechanical Engineering - 30.08.2012
University helps children in care get into gear
University helps children in care get into gear
An innovative project to support children growing up in care learn to drive, and to assess the impact it has on their lives, has been launched in Bristol.

Mechanical Engineering - 23.08.2012
Aerospace Engineer's Supersonic, Futuristic Flying Wing Design Wins Prestigious NASA Grant
Aerospace Engineer’s Supersonic, Futuristic Flying Wing Design Wins Prestigious NASA Grant
— Imagine flying from New York to Tokyo in only four hours aboard a fuel-efficient supersonic jet that looks like something right out of Star Wars.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 22.08.2012
Los Alamos engineer selected to participate in NAE's 2012
Los Alamos engineer selected to participate in NAE’s 2012 "Frontiers of Engineering" symposium
Engineers between 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines attend the 2-1/2 day event.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 21.08.2012
U-M Transportation Research Institute leads way in ’smart car’ technology
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Motor vehicle crashes are the largest single public health crisis in the United States.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 17.08.2012
How offshore wind turbines could be more efficient
How offshore wind turbines could be more efficient
A Cambridge University study suggests that offshore wind farms could be 100 per cent more efficient in terms of energy payback if manufacturers embraced new methods for making the structures that support the turbines.

Mechanical Engineering - Event - 16.08.2012

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 15.08.2012
Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations
A long-time staple of science fiction is the tractor beam, a technology in which light is used to move massive objects - recall the tractor beam in the movie Star Wars that captured the Millennium Falcon and pulled it into the Death Star. While tractor beams of this sort remain science fiction, beams of light today are being used to mechanically manipulate atoms or tiny glass beads, with rapid progress being made to control increasingly larger objects.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 14.08.2012
Plants exhibit a wide range of mechanical properties, engineers find
Biological structures may help engineers design new materials. From an engineer's perspective, plants such as palm trees, bamboo, maples and even potatoes are examples of precise engineering on a microscopic scale.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 13.08.2012
Shelley, Stanford’s robotic racecar, hits the track
Stanford's self-driving Audi TTS, Shelley, hit 120 mph on a recent track test. Combined with new research on professional drivers' brain activity, the car's performance could get even better.

Mechanical Engineering - 13.08.2012
U.S. Wind Power Market Riding a Wave That Is Likely to Crest in 2012
Facing looming policy uncertainty beyond 2012, the U.S. remained one of the fastest-growing wind power markets in the world in 2011-second only to China-according to a new report releas

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 01.08.2012
Researchers dive into the mechancial aspects of living cells
Researchers dive into the mechancial aspects of living cells
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Stanford measured mechanical tension at the nanoscale to explore how living cells produce and detect force. The research could lead to a better understanding of how tissues and tumors form and grow, and, ultimately, of how complex living organisms organize themselves.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 30.07.2012
Researchers recognised for innovation and excellence
Two University of Melbourne researchers have been named Australian Laureate Fellowship Recipients for 2012 by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 20.07.2012
Second joint DLR and ESA SpaceTweetup at Berlin airshow
Second joint DLR and ESA SpaceTweetup at Berlin airshow
Second joint DLR and ESA SpaceTweetup at Berlin airshow The DLR German Aerospace Center and ESA are again inviting 50 of their followers on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to a Tweetup at the ILA Berlin airshow in September.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 20.07.2012
University of Nottingham agrees £1 million research collaboration with Chinese car giant
The University of Nottingham has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FAW, one of China's biggest vehicle manufacturers, to undertake research into low carbon technologies.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 13.07.2012
Mechanical engineers develop an ’intelligent co-pilot’ for cars
Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 12.07.2012
UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee award inter-institutional research grants
Twelve teams of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will collaborate with the help of the third round of Intercampus Research Incentive grants.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 05.07.2012
Sharing data links in networks of cars
A new algorithm lets networks of Wi-Fi-connected cars, whose layout is constantly changing, share a few expensive links to the Internet.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 02.07.2012
Not all animal traps are equal
Large differences in the performance of spring traps used to kill mice, rats and moles, indicate considerable scope for improving the humaneness of such traps, and suggest that incentives are needed for manufacturers to ' build a better mousetrap'.

Mechanical Engineering - 21.06.2012
The 15th University of Birmingham Racing Car Ready for First Race
Students from the School of Engineering have designed and built the University of Birmingham's 15th racing car, which will be unveiled on Friday 22nd June 2pm in Chancellor's Court.

Mechanical Engineering - 19.06.2012
Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea
With the help of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will develop a tool to characterize the performan

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 15.06.2012
Quantum bar magnets in a transparent salt
Quantum bar magnets in a transparent salt
Scientists have managed to switch on and off the magnetism of a new material using quantum mechanics, making the material a test bed for future quantum devices.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 30.05.2012
Biochip-based device for cell analysis
Biochip-based device for cell analysis
University Park, Pa. Inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly screen cells for leukemia or HIV may soon be possible thanks to a chip that can produce three-dimensional focusing of a stream of cells, according to researchers.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 25.05.2012
Ariane 5 booster roars into life
Ariane 5 booster roars into life
Ariane 5 booster roars into life An Ariane 5 solid-propellant booster was test-fired yesterday at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to help improve the reliability of Europe's heavy launcher.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 24.05.2012
Engineering a better society
Engineering a better society
Cardiff University's achievements in engineering will be on show at the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Summer Soirée ( Thursday 24 May ). The Royal Academy of Engineering event hosted by Cardiff University highlights the crucial role of engineers in developing solutions to a diverse range of environmental, social, health and economic challenges.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 10.05.2012
Rolls-Royce Innovation Award for FreeHex
PA 131/12 Professor Dragos Axinte and John Allen at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing Technology at The University of Nottingham and Mr. Ralph Anderson of Rol

Administration - Mechanical Engineering - 02.05.2012
Nottingham Bioengineer backs Brake in call for safer cycling
After being left unconscious at the roadside with a broken neck and back Donal McNally, a bioengineer who specialises in spinal injuries, is backing a call by Brake — the road safety charity — to make our streets fit for cyclists.

Economics / Business - Mechanical Engineering - 02.05.2012
Jaguar Land Rover funds new Professor at WMG to lead key Hybrid / Battery Electric Vehicle Digital Product Innovation
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that they are to fund a new Chair (Professor) in WMG at the University of Warwick as a key element in their strategic relationship with WMG.