Thales Scottish Technology Prize 2010 focuses on product engineering

The theme of this year's Thales Scottish Technology Prize is product engineering. First prize is £20,000 for your university and £2,500 for yourself.

Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology's Table of Contents for Volume 2, Issue 1 released...

Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology is a unique multidisciplinary resource which publishes high quality innovative research on the generation, properties and applications of bubbles in the life and physical sciences, engineering and medicine. View this article for a preview of the confirmed contents for Volume 2, Issue 1.
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Counting carbon - UK CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

Wood Focus magazine
The UK CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme kicked in from April. Prash Bhandari, Climate & Environment Services Leader at EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, provides guidance on the process of compliance.
Person washing their hands under tap

Soaking up savings - water-efficient technology

Wood Focus magazine
Water efficient technology has vast potential and the associated tax relief can help companies boost their bottom line. Water specialist Claire Sweeney, at UK sustainable business programme Envirowise, reports

Driving forward with cellulosic fibres

Wood Focus magazine
Replacing the glass fibres in sheet moulding compound (SMC) automotive parts with natural wood or plant cellulosic fibres is the focus of research at the College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, USA. The team claims this will reduce the cost of vehicle components, as well as improve their environmental credentials by employing a lighter weight, non-petroleum based, biodegradable and organic component.