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Pedestrian incidents and forensic tribology: An analysisApril 3, 2018

There is much to commend tribology and, for any consulting engineer, the use of experts in this field will allow their clients to derive improved return on capital investment - the inverse may otherwise apply, writes Patrick Donohue
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Don’t want to lose a finger? Let a robot give a handMarch 6, 2018

In an effort to minimise injury and let carpenters focus on design and other bigger-picture tasks, a team has created AutoSaw, a system that lets you customise different items that can then be constructed with the help of robots
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Drones home in on becoming project manager’s best friendFebruary 6, 2018

With advances in technology and high levels of competition between the top manufacturers drones have become more affordable which has served to increase and make more accessible their commercial and industrial applications, writes Niall Gates

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Engineers make microfluidics modular using LEGO bricksFebruary 6, 2018

LEGO bricks are manufactured so consistently that no matter where in the world they are found, any two bricks are guaranteed to line up and snap securely in place. Given their precision and consistency, the researchers chose LEGO as the basis for a new modular microfluidic design