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Caton, the new British car manufacturer has teased a modernised take on an “iconic two-seater ’50 British sports car”.

06 April 2022

A dominant shock wave speeding through a gas cloud which was abandoned by the death of a star has a rare trait – did we forget to mention it’s traveling in the wrong direction?

06 April 2022

Since 2019, the track for the Australian Grand Prix has increased in its intensity – meaning the stakes are even higher than they’ve ever been before. This weekend, we’ll be seeing Ferrari and Red Bull fight to the finish again following the nail-biting final lap in Saudi Arabia.

05 April 2022

Maserati have recently launched their first supercar in 15 years. The brand will now put their attention towards a vast electrification push, which will see the company launch its first combustion car as soon as 2025.

04 April 2022

Maserati have recently launched their first supercar in 15 years. The brand will now put their attention towards a vast electrification push, which will see the company launch its first combustion car as soon as 2025.

30 March 2022

Alan Banks, Lightweight Structures Supervisor within Innovation and Research at Ford Motor Company, has been appointed as Composites Uk’s new chairman.

29 March 2022

After the catastrophic events that took place in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia saw Red Bull race to first place on the final lap – neck and neck with Ferrari’s Bahrain champion, Charles Leclerc.

27 March 2022

A new project to facilitate the UK’s trainee aerospace engineers ‘flying classroom’ is in full swing due to the expertise of Starling Aerospace.

21 March 2022

Nuclear fusion is the key element of clean energy, and there’s an Oxford engineer who is sitting on something revolutionary.

20 March 2022

The first Grand Prix of 2022 kicked off in Bahrain with an unbelievable win from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc alongside his teammate in second place Carlos Sainz. Red Bull faced a brutal double DNF, therefore handing over the third-place title to Lewis Hamilton.

20 March 2022

Our planet has 2 types of seasons – meteorological and astronomical. Meteorological seasons follow the changes of the calendar and the annual temperature cycle. The astronomical season happens due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis and the positioning of the planet while it orbits around the sun.

18 March 2022

Volkswagen Group’s profits increased throughout 2021, even though they saw a significant decrease in vehicle sales exacerbated by semiconductor shortages and the pandemic.

14 March 2022

Hermeus are preparing for the development of a hypersonic passenger plane. The aircraft is set to be capable of sustained hypersonic flight.

14 March 2022

British engineers can now develop an oxygen-hunting robot and an in-orbit power station, developed by Rolls-Royce, thanks to a new funding injection, this new venture is powered by UKSA.

14 March 2022

Aston Martin signed an agreement to create bespoke high performance battery cell equipment alongside Britishvolt. The partnership, formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, supports the companies plans to launch its first battery electric vehicle in 2025.

8 March 2022

The first Grand Prix of the 2022 season is fast approaching, but before the action commences, we have the Official Pre-Season Test in Bahrain to look forward to on March 10-12.

7 March 2022

Satellite company OneWeb says it’s disengaging all launches from the Russian-operated Baikonur spaceport. The firm wanted to send up 36 spacecraft on a Soyuz rocket from the Kazakhstan cosmodrome, but the expedition has become involved in the fall-out over the invasion of Ukraine.

4 March 2022

Manufacturing elements with 3D printing is one of the ways Boeing is lessening the production sequence of the U.S. military’s Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) communications satellite.

1 March 2022

On Monday night, Alpine F1 put on a show just two days before pre-season running for the 2022 F1 campaign starts, with a glittering unveil in France’s capital Paris to launch the A522.

22 February 2022

Volkswagen Group is having “advanced discussions” with Porsche Automobil Holding SE over a stock market flotation for the sports car developer.

22 February 2022

Aston Martin are creating over 100 jobs at its St Athan site in Wales, the company has announced.

21 February 2022

2021 saw many analysts predict that the cost of electric vehicles were set to sky rocket in a few years, then the government cut an EV grant and the gas crisis hit. So what next for EVs?

21 February 2022

Disney has arranged for an executive to specifically lead the entertainment giant’s plans for the metaverse.

16 February 2022

Deutsche Aircraft are partnering with SupplyOn, a supply chain management company, in order to develop a digital management system for its supply chain, aligned with its 100% paperless, full digitalisation objective.

15 February 2022

Billionaire space tourist, Jared Isaacman, who led the first all-civilian mission to space, is set to jet off on three more trips with SpaceX with plans to conduct a spacewalk on one of them.

15 February 2022

These two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the potential of synthetic and net zero fuels, including hydrogen in fuel cells and internal combustion engines.

15 February 2022

Aston Martin has agreed on Marco Mattiacci as its global brand chief and commercial officer following the departure of many well-established senior leaders at the UK firm.

9 February 2022

The CH-53K will aid the US Marine Corps in its desire to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armoured vehicles, equipment and personnel to help distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based centre of operations, critical in the Indo-Pacific area.

8 February 2022

A brand new Triumph motorcycle model has been revealed, a partnership between Triumph, Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Integral Powertrain, and WMG at the University of Warwick.

8 February 2022

Mankind has taken one more giant step in its unmatched task of bringing Martian rock, sediment and atmospheric samples to Earth for research.

8 February 2022

Primary metals are set to ne used for 10-15 years. Recycling of the metals will begin when the initial EV wave finishes its lifespan. Aluminum price could see 30+-year increase in 2022

1 February 2022

Market contributors expect to see additional help for European aluminium premiums in 2022, while optimistic attitudes continues to be stoked by spiraling stockpiles around the world.

1 February 2022

A Preston-based company is teeing up to innovate the golf club industry, working with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West to discover different design options and prototyping for its groundbreaking luxury golf clubs.

1 February 2022

The government has executed £100 million to fund preparatory work on a brand new nuclear plant in Suffolk as conversations are ongoing over how to pay for the £20 billion project.

27 January 2022

Volkswagen and Bosch are planning to collaboratively establish a European battery equipment solution operation. The companies want to supply integrated battery production systems, alongside on-site ramp-up and maintenance support for battery cell and system engineers.

19 January 2022

This upgrade includes better links to mobile devices, a revised user interface, and a wireless Android Auto utility. Natural voice control and intelligent navigation that can improve the planning of charging stops for electric vehicles are also part of the latest software.

12 January 2022

This upgrade includes better links to mobile devices, a revised user interface and wireless Android Auto utility. Natural voice control, and intelligent navigation that can improve the planning of charging stops for electric vehicles is also part of the latest software.

24 January 2022

The software can analyse everything from the patient’s voice, eye gaze, and micro-expressions along with behavioural measures such as reaction times, memory, and error rates.

24 January 2022

An establishment planning large production of electric car batteries in the UK has confirmed government funding for its proposed factory in Northumberland.

21 January 2022

Luxury car manufacturer Bentley is investing £2.5bn as it plans to move towards making electric vehicles. Its aim is to produce its first electric car within the next three years, with exclusively electric models by 2030.

26 January 2022

Researchers are refining an on-board system for trains that identifies low adhesion risks such as ‘leaves on the line’ and other factors that cause tracks to be slippery.

14 January 2022

The message from the airlines is clear – “safety systems on aircraft will be deemed unusable” and the “vast majority of the travelling and shipping public will essentially be grounded”.

18 January 2022

The White House has decided to extend operations of the International Space Station to the end of the decade – this is a “trigger” for other partners to make plans of their own to continue participation in the station.

9 January 2022

A 71 year-old man’s life was saved by an autonomous drone whilst he was suffering a cardiac arrest. The drone sent a defibrillator to a doctor helping the man, who fell ill while shovelling snow near his house in Trollhattan, Sweden.

15 January 2022

The announcement is recognised as Sony making a significant offer for an upgrade on the original PSVR which was released in 2016 and has since seen tough competition.

5 January 2022

The transport carrier in the city of Usti nad Labem and Solaris Bus & Coach have decided on a framework agreement for the purchase of zero-emission Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. This will be covering a period of 8 years and during this time the carrier may order up to 20 hydrogen buses.

08 December 2021

Travel company Expedia have stopped selling vacations that involve shows by dolphins and whales in captivity. They said the change will take some time to put in place and it intends to complete the process by early 2022.

07 November 2021

Roboat is testing driverless vessels on the canals of the Netherlands, including taxis and rubbish collectors. The plan takes advantage of Amsterdam’s extensive canal network.

09 December 2021

The company is planning to improve Department of Defence flight test resources through affordable, commercially contracted, fast-turnaround hypersonic flight testing as well as for DoD prime contractor partners.

10 December 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and commodities price rises have shaken supply chains for renewable energy projects, according to Josh Skogan, senior vice president for procurement at AES Corp Renewables’ supply chains are more complicated than are those of fossil-fuel projects, he said.

09 December 2021

Based in China, Hengshen Carbon and Composites is going to produce five 4.5-meter demonstrator composite rear pressure bulkheads for a Chinese aerospace OEM.

08 December 2021

They have fought through an interview process with multiple rounds, team exercises, a thorough medical check and aptitude tests. The astronauts were chosen from a pool of about 12,000 applicants.

06 December 2021

After a tough season of intense and controversial yet gripping racing, Formula One almost impossibly found aspects of every element for its finale in the desert.

12 December 2021

When buildings get demolished the valuable materials they contain can go to waste along with materials being crushed and then burnt at incineration plants.

17 November 2021

The collaboration will propel the development of new and sustainable aviation technologies as EAG advances its plans for H2ERA, a zero-emission, regional aircraft fuelled by hybrid hydrogen-electric technology.

3 December 2021

The Performance Days showcase taking place from December 7-9 is going to be using the German company’s Tech Arena as a platform to display new products, host live talks and as a focus for technological exchange.

30 November 2021

Shares of Rivian Automotive Inc (RIVN.O) grew as much as 53% in its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, giving the Amazon-supported electric vehicle maker a market valuation of over $100 billion after the world’s biggest initial public offering this year.

11 November 2021

The US and UK have joined forces to “impose consequences” on their shared adversaries who conduct malicious cyber-activities.

18 November 2021

Siemens is being recognised with the 5% Club Gold Award through its 2021 Employer Audit Scheme.

11 November 2021

Spirit AeroSystems has won the 2021 SME Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Award for its advanced composite wing spoiler programme for the Airbus A320 aircraft community.

18 November 2021

Norton Motorcycles have unveiled their new 73,000ft2 factory as it aims to manufacture up to 8,000 motorcycles per year.

16 November 2021

Norton Motorcycles have unveiled their new 73,000ft2 factory as it aims to manufacture up to 8,000 motorcycles per year.

16 November 2021

A leading composite engineering specialist for the maritime, defence, architecture and industrial sectors, Solico, have announced their marine collaboration with Aeolos Composites, who engineered the new Aeolos Performance 30, a new all carbon 30ft sailing yacht built in the Middle East.

01 November 2021

Boeing have expanded its flight-test programme of its Airpower Teaming System (ATS), a new unmanned ‘Loyal Wingman’ jet to work along with manned fighter jets.

04 November 2021

Aston Martin Valkyrie hyper car’s first customers will soon be receiving their production models, the luxury car manufacturer has announced.

04 November 2021

Tesla has landed its biggest order ever from rental car company Hertz, of 100,000 cars to be delivered by the end of next year.

26 October 2021

Over 90 years ago, at 1:16pm on October 1, 1931, the first ever Ford vehicle rolled was produced at what was then Ford’s newest global production facility, Ford Dagenham.

26 October 2021

Over 90 years ago, at 1:16pm on October 1, 1931, the first ever Ford vehicle rolled was produced at what was then Ford’s newest global production facility, Ford Dagenham.

19 October 2021

The sector is taking action to slash greenhouse gas emissions, cut energy use and move to bountiful and sustainable energy sources, new research by industry trade body, Make UK, has published alongside cloud business management firm Sage.

11 October 2021

Over 90 years ago, at 1:16pm on October 1, 1931, the first ever Ford vehicle rolled was produced at what was then Ford’s newest global production facility, Ford Dagenham.

8 October 2021

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