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Pragmatic Engineering

Tim Rushby-Smith

For 21 years, the charity Motivation has designed and supplied tens of thousands of wheelchairs for use in developing countries

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Engineering’s Olympic legacy

Professor Steve Haake

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Naming of Prince Philip House; Robert Hooke Trail; Tunnelling champion; With a following wind; Imaging at the nanoscale; Flagship green centre opens; Trophy design competition; Prize-winning wheelchairs

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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Response to: Catastrophe risk engineering
Response to: Paralympic technology

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Human-powered submarines; Millennium Technology Prize; Technology Horizons Award; Bright opening start; UK-China energy storage report; Physics and engineering signs; Preventing bone fractures

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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The Olympic Velodrome

The 6,000 seat London 2012 Olympic Velodrome was inspired by the minimalist design of the champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton’s racing bike

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Delivering the games

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE

The chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) explains how the ODA has helped clear the Stratford site for the Olympic Park and prepared the permanent venues and infrastructure for the 2012 Games

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Design Winner

Emily Bick

Design team Barber Osgerby worked with UK engineering companies to develop a lightweight, functional, safe and memorable Olympic Torch for London 2012

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Paralympic Technology

Tim Rushby-Smith and Lawrie Douglas

Wind tunnel testing, computer modelling, and adapted prosthetics built from specialist materials help Paralympic athletes maximise their sporting potential

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Sarah Springman CBE FREng

Competitive spirit

A civil engineer renowned for her research and teaching in soil mechanics. She has enjoyed a parallel career as an international elite athlete
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Olympic Legacies

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

Engineering learnings from the 2012 Games

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Computer Vision Advances

Dr Andrew Fitzgibbon and Dr Jamie Shotton

A look at the development behind the X-Boxthat has led to significant advances in controller-free computing

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