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  • A new motor design that eliminates the need for expensive rare earth magnets, allowing it to be much more easily recycled, has been developed in the UK. Advanced Electric Machines (AEM), a spin-out from Newcastle University, has developed the HDSRM (High-Density Switched Reluctance Machine), which it claims is the most sustainable motor in the world. […] The post Advanced Electric Machines develops ‘most sustainable motor in the world’ appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A major new engineering teaching and research centre for Nottingham Trent University has been given the go-ahead. Due to be completed in time for the 2019-20 academic year, the £23m facility will include engineering laboratories, workshops and studios, alongside flexible learning spaces with specialist equipment, as well as facilities for commercial R&D. The development will […] The post Nottingham Trent University gets green light for £23m engineering facility appeared first on The Engineer.

  • The UK’s strong showing at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show failed to mask a self-inflicted malaise befalling Britain’s carmakers The 2018 edition of the automotive showcase witnessed over 110 world and European premieres alone, along with 180 exhibitors displaying their wares. By contrast, and just over a decade after the end of the Second World […] The post 1956: The Engineer assesses the UK’s car industry in Geneva appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Britain will use data science and artificial intelligence to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia by 2030. This ambition is one of four addressed in a speech delivered at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire on May 21, 2018 in which prime minister Theresa May outlined new missions […] The post Prime minister puts science at heart of Industrial Strategy appeared first on The Engineer.

  • What do Engineer readers think would be the best way to tackle poor health caused by air pollution? Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced a new clean air strategy to tackle pollution and reduce its health effects, but it has already come in for criticism Imperial College hosts a visit by Michael Gove, Secretary of […] The post This week’s poll: the government’s new Clean Air Strategy appeared first on The Engineer.