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Welcome to a collection of features from around the world on the themes of engineering and design.Click on the link beside each feature to read more.You can sort through the feature items according to the category as specified in the column on the left hand side of the page.


Natural Allies

Design and engineering. Art and science. These go hand in hand, right? Kinneir Dufort, a design and innovation consultancy based in Bristol, offers its thoughts on the matter

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Head Fast Engineering

Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time in five years in July. Looking back to last year, though, the way in which he won Stage 8 begs the question: what is the ultimate downhill position for cyclists? Tom Austin-Morgan finds out

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Don’t assume images found online are free to use

Iain Colville, partner at Wright Hassall, outlines the pitfalls of using images sourced on the internet without obtaining the proper permissions

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Motoring Ahead

The technology behind Europe’s fastest and highest roller coaster is more evolution than revolution, but is it game-changing for the future design and engineering of rides? Justin Cunningham offers the following insights

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Handling with Care

Handling steel threaded drill casings and cylindrical drill rods can result in serious accidents, despite the wearing of anti-crush gloves. A new award-winning solution may be the antidote

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Winning Ways...

This year’s IED AGM and Prizegiving were hosted by The Royal Institution of Great Britain at its London headquarters, a magnificent venue with a remarkable history

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Very Grand Designs

The construction industry is now reducing cost, risk and waste through design, with new research and practices delivering innovation – from concept to fabrication and operation

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The Bigger Picture

Several key factors influence any engineering design process. If one is missing, the chance of a successful product emerging is from slim to zero, cautions Colin Ledsome CEng FIED

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Into The deep

Unmanned drones, travelling swarms, autonomous underwater vehicles: it’s all in the name of the most recent XPrize to explore and map the ocean depths

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How cool is that!

Many wheelchair users experience discomfort from overheating, due to long stints of sitting in their chairs. There has not been an appropriate solution – until now, it seems

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