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Graphene's thermoelectric properties to help cars recover lost thermal energy

3 Aug 2015

Charging bateries or running air conditioning could be assisted by energy from fuel normally wasted as heat emissions

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'Solar flow' battery gains 20 per cent efficiency

3 Aug 2015

Researchers claim new battery design could help bridge the gap between the energy grid and renewables.

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X-ray development allows 3D studies without synchrotron

31 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Danish spin-out works with Zeiss to bring sybchrotron capability to the materials lab

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Vattenfall scraps UK wind project after subsidy cuts

31 Jul 2015 | By Zak Bentley

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has scrapped a planned 69 MW wind project in Lincolnshire, after government subsidy cuts “introduced increased risk in the process”.

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The Engineer Conference 2015 - available now online

20 Jul 2015

Presentations from this year’s hugely popular Engineer conference can now be viewed online  

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Steaming ahead with energy recovery

16 Jul 2015 | By Will Stirling

UK spinout company Heliex Power has found a way to help industry address one of its most enduring waste issues.

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All together now

16 Jul 2015 | By Will Sterling

Various joining methods are being developed to help manufacturers of composite products save weight, time and cost.

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Job security: Opportunities in combating cyber crime

16 Jul 2015 | By Helen Knight

The growing threat of cyber crime is creating a wide range of career opportunities for engineers.

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Almost half of UK engineers considering change of job survey reveals

29 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

41 per cent of UK engineers are considering a change of job, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey

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Almost half of UK engineers considering change of job survey reveals

29 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

41 per cent of UK engineers are considering a change of job, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey

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Government to force employers to own up to gender pay gap

14 Jul 2015

The UK government has announced that it is to push ahead with plans to force firms with more than 250 employees to disclose information on pay gaps between men and women.

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Oil and gas tops salary table for junior engineers

2 Jul 2015

The oil and gas industry is the most lucrative sector for junior engineers, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey.

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Could we still fly the flag?

29 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The RAF has the fewest fighter aircraft in its history, but hasn’t flown an all-British fighter for decades. Other countries build their own and sell them abroad. Why don’t we?

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Manufacturing remains heavily reliant on domestic demand, says survey

3 Aug 2015

Growth remains stagnant and rebalancing is still someway away, according to purchasing managers’ survey

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Moving away from the centre ground – why decentralising energy is key for the future of the UK

24 Jul 2015

Following recent reports predicting a spare National Grid capacity of just 1.2% this winter - the lowest in a decade - Peter Rolton, Chairman of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, gives his views on why decentralised energy sources are the future.

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Drax Group operations director Peter Emery

13 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Carbon cutter: Drax Group’s operations director talks to Stuart Nathan about the technical challenges behind Europe’s biggest decarbonisation project

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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

29 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill

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Digital Edition Cover 2015 July

The Advance engine uses a carbon/titanium composite to reduce weight

Word of the month: Engine

14 Jul 2015

Anthony Poulton-Smith explores the origins of everyday engineering terms

Word of the month: Wire

13 Jul 2015 | By Anthony Poulton-Smith

Anthony Poulton-Smith explores the origins of everyday engineering terms

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Word of the month: Piston

13 Jul 2015 | By Anthony Poulton-Smith

In this new regular column Anthony Pouton-Smith explores the obscure origins of everyday engineering words

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For many years now, the RAF's frontline fighters have been the result of international projects, a trend which will continue when the F35 Lightning II is delivered. Which of these options best reflects your opinion on this?



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