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Welcome to a collection of news stories 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 news items according to the category as specified in the column on the left hand side of the page.


Flying high – AIRLANDER

Imagine a flying machine that can cruise in the air for three weeks without landing – and does not need a runway when it finally comes back to earth.

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GKN to lead £30m wing project

A national research programme – aimed at bringing the latest aircraft wing design, manufacture and assembly technologies to market – is being launched by GKN Aerospace.

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Picking up GOOD vibrations!

Engineers at Lancaster University are working on a system that allows aircraft wings to generate and store electricity from vibrations.

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Shooting high

The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens, carried into orbit by Wally Schirra on the Mercury-Atlas 8 space mission and attested to by fellow astronaut Gordon Cooper as being used during Mercury-Atlas 9, has been sold at auction in the US for $275,000.

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