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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Red Leather Yellow Leather

MANUFACTURING - The story of making rubbish fabulous

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mirror Mirror

MANUFACTURING - The story of clear reflections in small spaces

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Georgian pipe palava

ENGINEERING - The story of the Industrial Internet of Things

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Wash The Bad Right Out Of Your Hair

MANUFACTURING - The story of cruelty free and natural cleaning.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Crafty Brewers

MANUFACTURING - The story of getting great beer on tap

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Staying Out of the Sea

ENGINEERING - The story of maintaining structural integrity when making a big hole in a sea wall

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Sorting Sorted

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of making multilingual sorting a breeze

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Risky Business

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – The story of predicting risky outcomes

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Drone On

MANUFACTURING – The story of crash proof drones

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eyesore The Sign

MANUFACTURING - The story of creating clear signs.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

More Fore, Less Chore

ENGINEERING - The story of a modern golfer's desires.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sending castles in the sky

ENGINEERING - The story of packing a model building into airline hold luggage

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

A whiter shade of pale

ENGINEERING - The story of trying to develop a toner cartridge that prints in white (yes, white)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Driving down your energy bills

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of battling against the system to help you get cheaper energy prices

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sight unseen

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of developing invisible watermark technology

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Getting into hot water

ENGINEERING - The story of extending the life of water heating systems

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

The end of getting your wires crossed

MANUFACTURING - The story of getting rid of spaghetti piles of wires and cables

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Run rabbit run

MANUFACTURING - The story of reducing pest damage without harming the culprit!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Keeping your powder dry

MANUFACTURING - The story of keeping your powder dry and making sure its thermally insulated

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Coming on strong

PHARMA - The story of supporting the next generation of athletes and medal winners

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Taking on fuel

ENGINEERING - The story of developing structures that can survive in all weathers

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Left holding the baby

MANUFACTURING - The story of a patented car seat to minimise potential breathing problems

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Monday, August 1, 2016

How to sell more drinks at half time

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of showing your ad for half price beer to a captive audience

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Friday, July 29, 2016

From the horse's mouth

ENGINEERING - The story of ensuring non-ruminant herbivores (horses) get the best grub

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Much to learn you still have

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of getting the best price for that Star Wars Yoda poster

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Put your foot down

ENGINEERING - The story of making track cars go even faster than they do already (scary)

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stopping the wheels coming off

ENGINEERING - The story of how important it is to check your nuts (wheel nuts obviously)

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Barking up the right tree

PHARMA - The story of collecting molecules from yew trees to make cancer drugs.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Giving inefficient refrigeration the cold shoulder

ECO ENERGY - The story of making aircon units and fridges better for the environment.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Running out of juice

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT - The life and death story of medical devices and making sure the batteries don’t run down.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Everything but the kitchen sink

MANUFACTURING - The story of making the most beautiful kitchens with a computer.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Helping small charities get their fair share

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of payroll giving and creating a level playing field for smaller charities.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Toys for boys (and girls too of course)

MANUFACTURING - The story of throwing away too many plastic soldiers.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Helping deputies support their families

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of helping court appointed deputies account for their decisions.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Making something invisible

MANUFACTURING - The story of producing a door that looks as though it has no frame at all

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Hello. Hello. Can you hear me? Hello.

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT - The story of speeding up the elimination of not-spots.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lightening the load

ENGINEERING - The story of reducing LGV fuel consumption

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spread the word

FOOD TECH - The story of a spread that doesn’t contain a drop of oil or a grain of sugar

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ditching the dog ends

PHARMA - The story of developing and producing an eLiquid without nicotine and propylene glycol.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A sky full of stars and an unmanned plane

ENGINEERING - The story of a plane that can fly for two years without a pilot.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Turn it off, then turn it on again

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of an IT support tracking and management system

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Electricity elasticity

ECO ENERGY - The story of creating a whole new utility business model

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Keep young and beautiful

PHARMA - The story of making face cream more absorbent

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Getting rid of those old tubercles

ENGINEERING - The story of cleaning old water pipes

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Plug and play

ENGINEERING - The story of improving efficiency on assembly lines

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Tunnel vision

ENGINEERING - The story of a vision to reduce the risk of tunnel operations

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Get on your bike and make me a coffee

ENGINEERING - The story of producing hot coffee without electricity

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Allergen-free food for all the family

FOOD TECH - The story of making meals completely free of all allergens

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Touchy feely

ENGINEERING - The story of increasing the geographical accessibility of an expensive product

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wherefore art thou Romeo?

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of finding anyone on the planet

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Weaving a net is better than praying for fish

MANUFACTURING - The story of making beautiful weaving looms, not just for netting fish though

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hacking off the hackers

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of how easy it is to hack your mobile phone

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Trading standards

FIN TECH - The story of making the bond market more transparent

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fashioning networks for creatives

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of creating complex matching algorithms

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Waste not, want not

ECO ENERGY - The story of improving the efficiency of energy plants

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

купить виллу что, теперь

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of a website in a dozen languages

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

O Brother, where art thou?

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of crowd control in a muddy field

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Even Heston hasn't cracked it

FOOD TECH - The story of popping pearls in your mouth

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

My insurance is out of date - waaaah

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story about forgetting to renew your insurance

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tapping into the biggest employer in the world

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of raising money for our hospitals and surgeries

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Bypassing the online auction scams

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of selling second hand furniture to your Mum’s best friend’s cousin

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Set in concrete

ENGINEERING - The story of saving lives in the building industry

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink

ENGINEERING - The story of the most precious resource of all

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Stalking Lady GaGa and Wayne Rooney

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of data mining on a scale that will blow your mind

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Spotting a rogue trader

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of tracking the next Edward Snowden

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Retail therapy is officially global

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of shopping from a distant land 

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tracking driver behaviour and their fuel consumption

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of intelligent fuel management and cutting driver insurance costs

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Monday, July 20, 2015

No animals have been harmed in the making of this lipstick

MANUFACTURING - The story of an amazing woman committed to veganism

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Aggregator aggravation down at the Panda Express

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of ordering sweet and sour prawn balls from your armchair

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bringing water to sub-Saharan Africa

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - The story of an amazing irrigation system

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