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BS 8538:2011Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights
BS 8878:2010Web Accessibility. Code of PracticeIf you want to ensure any website you commission or design is accessible for all, this new standard will help you.Read more and buy BS 8878
The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering DrawingNeil Phelps and Colin Simmons
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Energy-using Products: A Guide to the implementation of European Directive 2005/32/ECRead more and subscribe to this guide to energy-using products
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. Requirements and implementation Get your questions answered with BSI’s WEEED FAQs and download free sample pages.
BS 8887-2:2009Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end- of-life processing (MADE). Terms and definitionsBS 8888:2008Technical Product Specification. SpecificationBS 8888:2008Technical product specification (TPS). CD-ROM
BS 7000-1:2008Design management systems. Guide to managing innovation
BS 8887-1:2006Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). General concepts, process and requirements
BS 939:2007Engineers' squares (including cylindrical and block squares). Specification
BS EN 62075:2008Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment. Environmentally conscious design
BS 7000 SeriesDesign Management Systems
BS 8300:2009Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.Code of practice
Scientists print eye cells for the first time
18 December 2013
Project to create house entirely out of waste
28 November 2012
Bentley Systems acquires innovative pressure vessels technology
20 November 2012
Innovative application of medical technical could detect oil leaks
16 November 2012
UK government allocates £1bn for science innovation
09 October 2012
Heartbeat biometrics company purchased by Intel
06 July 2012
Discussions held about establishing commercial space travel standards
20 June 2012
Cost of offshore wind 'could be driven down by innovation'
14 June 2012
Government to invest in digital innovation
27 January 2012
Star Trek-style medical analysis moves a step closer with nanotechnology
23 January 2012
Plans for private science university could boost innovation
04 January 2012
UK aerospace innovation on show in central London
26 October 2011
Government announces opening of high-value manufacturing innovation centre
12 October 2011
British Government invests in e-infrastructure
04 October 2011
Innovation and technology investment 'to improve rail services'
28 September 2011
Government provides £600k to boost manufacturing automation
21 September 2011
Innovative concepts aim to reduce cost of renewable power
21 September 2011
Innovation in core areas 'key to job creation and recovery'
14 September 2011
Welding work commences on new NASA spacecraft
13 September 2011
Crocus 'smart bomb' could offer cancer cure
12 September 2011
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