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  • Monash Motorsport from Australia has won the 20th edition of Formula Student, the annual international racing competition for budding engineers. Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Silverstone event attracted 129 teams from more than 30 countries this year. Monash, hailing from Melbourne, won the overall competition, with university teams from Spain, Egypt, […] The post Australia’s Monash team takes Formula Student title appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A Glasgow University team has developed medical sensors powered by a porous foam of graphene and silver, an advance with potential applications in the wearable device market. Last month, researchers at Rice University in Texas unveiled a method for making three-dimensional forms made of foamed graphene. The Glasgow team, working independently, used a commercially available […] The post Flexible graphene foam may power wearable devices appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Global developments in machine tools continue to meet a wide range of challenges from end users in both high-end technology and traditional markets Notwithstanding the vagaries of global consumption, machine tool builders (MTBs) continue to invest in new production capacity to meet demand from increasingly sophisticated users. Mazak exemplifies this, announcing the completion of the […] The post Tooling technology has industry on the right track appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Rolls-Royce has presented a suite of robotic solutions, including swarm and snake robots, that it says could change the face of engine maintenance. At a press conference during the Farnborough Airshow, the engine-maker provided details of four separate projects it is working on. They involve different academic and industrial partners and are at varying stages […] The post Rolls-Royce robots promise maintenance revolution appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Leading engineers and scientists have signed a pledge that precludes their participation or support of the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons. Released in Stockholm at the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), the pledge – organised by the Future of Life Institute and signed by companies and individuals working […] The post Engineers sign pledge to halt weaponisation of artificial intelligence appeared first on The Engineer.

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