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Hands on Tribology Experiments at the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day

On Saturday 18th March, over 7000 visitors experienced a wide variety of experiments at the University of Southampton as part of the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival.

EPSRC - "Willetts announces £350 million for PhD training in over 70 new centres"

72 new Centres for Doctoral Training have today been approved by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, with £350 million of investment and connected to over 1000 industrial and academic partners. 24 UK universities are sharing this investment; the largest ever in postgraduate research in the UK.

The Glasgow Science Centre tower - (almost) the first fully rotating tower in the world

The tower of the Glasgow Science Centre, a 127m tall steel and glass construction, held the Guiness World Record for the "tallest fully rotating tower" when it was first opened in 2001. However, since then it has been plagued by problems with the mechanism allowing the tower to rotate - a unique thrust bearing. The BBC has been reporting on its progress this year.

WalesOnline - "How a love of Lego made me want to change the world"

Lecturer in Tribology and Applied Mechanics at Cardiff University, Dr. Alistair Clarke talks to WalesOnline about what inspired him to become an engineer and tribologist.

How to solve Friction, Wear and Lubrication Problems

This event, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and hosted by the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), covered how basic tribological knowledge can help to solve problems that lead to machine downtime, poor product design and incorrect material selection, among other issues; all of which can be very costly.

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