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A total of 33 items listed.

Racing human-powered submarines

Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng and Iain Anderson

This university competition requires student teams to design, engineer and race their own submarines, which are propelled and powered entirely by humans.

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From junk to spectacle

Abigail Beall, Bertie Cole and Pip Rush

The Arcadia Spider is built almost completely from scrap. Innovative engineering allows this immersive stage to move in time with music, produce flames and lasers, and play host to a number of acrobatic performers.

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Going for gold

Professor Tony Purnell

The engineering that played a role in Team GB’s cycling success at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a team effort, and helped the athletes increase their speed to break a number of world records.

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Ingenious awards, First UK Robotics Week, Enterprise Fellowships awarded, Celebrating women engineers, Geared up for Olympic success, Engineering season at the V&A

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What makes an exciting roller coaster?

Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths talked to engineers, designers and enthusiasts about the elements that all roller coasters share and what makes some rides scarier than others.

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Diversity and inclusion, Dyson award winner, Superfast broadband award, Computer creativity, Better and faster, Connecting data, and Ingenia survey results

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Harnessing Offshore Winds

Dr Trevor Loveday and Professor Byron Byrne

This article is about Ingenia examining how the industry is addressing the engineering challenge of creating cost-effective structures.

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High risk modelling; Sustainable games; Entrepreneurs' award; Ready to respond; Wind energy report; Accessible ATMs

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Hero Lab; QEPrize nominations; London Gateway; Africa Prize for Innovation ; Chemical research rewarded; Apprentice challenge; New RNLI lifeboats

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High-speed sailing

Matthew Sheahan

Racing multihulls were built for the 34th America’s Cup, that regularly reached speeds of more than 50mph

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David Braben FREng

An Elite Entrepreneur

An early interest in computing led to a career designing award-winning and profitable games as well as helping co-found the Raspberry Pi Foundation
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Response to: Balancing the energy network
Response to: Engineering's Olympic legacy

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