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  • An autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) is being used by a team of researchers hoping to find the aircraft flown by Amelia Earhart during her round-the-world flight in 1937. Dubbed BEN (Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator) the ASV has been developed at the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping to explore the […] The post ASV joins search for aircraft flown by Amelia Earhart appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Swiss team employs turmeric compound as active agent in material to speed up wound healing and prevent excessive scarring The process of wound-healing is a complex cascade of events, which can be extremely problematic when disrupted. In older people and diabetics, for example, slow or incomplete wound healing can be painful, limit mobility and raise […] The post Curry power is key to wound healing foam appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Researchers from the University of Waterloo have designed an EV charging system that uses blockchain to engender trust between all stakeholders. The team collaborated with an EV charging service provider that works with property owners to install EV supply equipment, which is then accessed by EV owners for a fee. However, it was found that trust […] The post Blockchain brings trust to EV charging systems appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A new report from In-Comm Training claims that school-leavers choosing degree apprenticeships could enjoy a net gain of £100,000. According to In-Comm, the monetary value of earning while you learn versus studying full time at university could be as high as six figures, when wages are combined with the figure saved on tuition fees. “In […] The post Apprenticeship could bring net gain of £100k, claims report   appeared first on The Engineer.

  • The manufacture of space propellant tanks could be brought back to Britain following an ESA-funded project investigating the best way of making tank parts at close to net shape. During the two-year project Strathclyde University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) will use its expertise in forming and forging to advise Airbus Defence and Space – which buys […] The post Lift off at AFRC for space propellant tank project appeared first on The Engineer.

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