Perkins Engines in Peterborough is to create about 175 jobs over the next three years after the company won a £13 million Government grant.
Perkins has turned around its fortunes, after making hundreds of staff redundant in 2009 as profits struggled during the recession. The company exports off-road diesel engines to buyers worldwide and will use the money, secured through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to develop low-carbon technologies for running diesel engines.
"This collaboration with DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations, each of who we have worked closely with over the years, is focused on engine performance, fuel economy and exhaust emission improvements and will support the development of innovative technologies for off-highway diesel engine applications.”
A four-year-old girl from Norfolk has a new prosthetic hand - thanks to an IT expert in Milton Keynes and his 3D printer.Read the full story ›
The University of Hertfordshire has developed robots which could help older people stay living independently.Read the full story ›
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn is one of only two hospitals in the UK to trial germ-fighting robots from America.
The machines use high intensity ultra violet rays to kill infectious bugs such as Norovirus and C.Difficile in less than 15 minutes.
The trial will focus on deep-cleaning isolation rooms.
The Stevenage built LISA Pathfinder Science Module is ready for transportation to Munich for final testing before launch in September.Read the full story ›
Scientists in Milton Keynes who worked on the Rosetta spacecraft mission have a brand new challenge on their hands, or even their noses.
The Open University team are using technology from the mission to analyse the way that smells behave. They want to know why certain smells appeal to consumers.
If you're in Milton Keynes you may soon be seeing driverless cars on the roads.
The pods are to be tested in public areas.
The first official trials are being launched today and transport ministers have called the new technology a "real game changer".
Network Rail will be unveiling what it says is the future of train travel in our region this week.
The company been trialling the use of an electric engine on routes in the Harwich area of Essex.
Rail bosses say a fleet of similar ones could be more efficient, quieter, better for the environment, and help reduce running costs by 20%.
Cambridge scientists say their research shows your computer can know you best of allRead the full story ›
This photo shows a jagged cliff about a kilometre (0.6 miles) tall on the surface of a distant comet.
It was taken by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which has been orbiting the comet since early August.
The low surface gravity means that a human could probably survive a leap from the top of this cliff. See the photo enlarged here.