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Jelly-like hydrogel shows super strength

Cambridge University scientists have developed a ‘super-jelly’ hydrogel material that can support the weight of an elephant and recover to its original shape.








3D printed military smart helmet

Researchers in the US are developing what is claimed to be the world’s first 3D printed military ‘smart helmet’, featuring embedded sensors to protect the brain.


Smart window coating blocks heat, not views

Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have developed a transparent electrochromic window material that controls heat transmission without impeding views.





V2X comms give cars ‘X-ray’ vision

Scientists in Australia have deployed a new type of communications system that allows vehicles to share information and essentially see around corners.



Solder innovation for EV electronics

Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University have developed a new type of durable solder that could extend the lifespan of electronics in electric vehicles.




eLNO battery to make racy COP26 debut

Battery technology featuring a new nickel-rich cathode material called eLNO will go on show in a two-seater electric race car at the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow.



AEM Electrolyser takes £1m Earthshot Prize

The inaugural winners of the Earthshot Prize have been announced, with Enapter’s AEM green hydrogen electrolyser taking the crown in the ‘Fix our Climate’ category.



Discover the Engineering Design Show Exhibitors

Visitors to the Engineering Design Show, 19-20 October at Coventry Building Society Arena, will have the opportunity to discover new suppliers and solutions at the exhibition where around 150 ...


Boost for Ultra High-Power battery project

Scotland’s AMTE Power has secured £1m of funding via the government’s Faraday Challenge to scale up development of its Ultra High-Power (UHP) lithium-ion cell.



4D additive process from Loughborough

Engineers at Loughborough University have developed a new type of additive manufacturing that toughens printed parts over time, giving them a 4D aspect.

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