Engineering – always newsworthy and often in the headlines
Engineering developments or news about how engineering is changing the world always make for a sit-up-and-listen story. The stories below show engineering hitting the headlines in recent months.
IMechE members at the University of Portsmouth helped their university lecturer out who had been stopped frequently by police for riding an electric bicycle that looked like a motorbike. The students built him a better, faster, more bicycle-like machine.
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Want to know how five engineers from Microsoft Research Cambridge solved a major problem with tracking users’ body movements to control software on the Xbox 360 console?
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Computer scientists at Newcastle University have come up with an innovative system to encourage students to recycle, using a camera phone and Facebook.
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