I have now made a free eBook available in ePub format with the title ‘Some Rather Mechanical Reflections on Symmetry.’ This is based on the inaugural lecture that I delivered in 2008 as a Professor of Dublin Institute of Technology. The ePub version of Some Rather Mechanical Reflections on Symmetry can be read on a range of devices and is in colour for those devices that can display colour. The ePub book can be read on a PC using Adobe Digital Editions.
A final year student at the Dublin Institute of Technology has made a major technical breakthrough in tractor safety. James O Meara, a final year Manufacturing and Design Engineering student, won the Innovative Student Engineer 2010 (Level 8) award sponsored by Siemens and Engineers Ireland for his project. Details are available at http://www.dit.ie/news/archive2010/studentengineer/