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  • The IET has revealed the two winners of its Save our Seas global engineering challenge, with projects to tackle cigarette butts and plastic food packaging scooping the prizes. Partnering with Greenpeace and GreenSeas Trust, the IET set two very different challenges, looking at reusable packaging in supermarkets and tackling the trillions of cigarette butts currently […] The post IET ‘Save our Seas’ winners tackle ocean plastic and waste appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Nanomeshes are being fabricated in a way that makes them effective at delivering antibiotics, a breakthrough that could help in the global fight against antibiotic resistance. The breakthrough has been made by researchers at Flinders University in Australia and collaborators in Japan. In studying the effectiveness of the nanomesh, two antibiotics, Colistin and Vancomycin, were […] The post Nanomesh helps fight against antibiotic resistance appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new soft hearing implant that can adapt to the curvature of the auditory brainstem. For patients with damage to the inner ear, traditional cochlear implants are unable restore hearing. What’s required is direct electrical stimulation of the auditory brainstem, achieved using an auditory brainstem implant (ABI). But the success […] The post Curved brainstem implant could help restore hearing appeared first on The Engineer.

  • The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has distributed £25.4m of funding to three UK automotive projects that are working towards a zero carbon future. One of the recipients is JLR’s CompETe consortium, a multi-partner project to create a new lightweight electric drive unit for a variety of new vehicles. JLR has pledged to offer an electrified […] The post APC targets zero carbon projects with new funding round appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Over a third of automotive employers have cut jobs due to Brexit fears, according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The report, conducted in September 2019 before the latest efforts to broker an exit deal, also found that over 80 per cent of SMMT members were concerned about […] The post SMMT counts cost of ‘no deal’ threat appeared first on The Engineer.