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How to use any smartphone as a ruler

31 Mar 2015

Researchers have invented a way to use standard smartphones to provide accurate measurements of 3D models made using the phone’s camera

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Nanoneedles could help body repair itself

31 Mar 2015

An international research team have demonstrated “nanoneedles” that could be used to help damaged organs and nerves to repair themselves

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Novel DNA-peptide structure holds promise for multicoloured roll-up displays

31 Mar 2015

Researchers believe a novel DNA-peptide structure can be used to produce thin, flexible screens that could lead to roll-up electronic displays.

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Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved

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Pumped storage: a new project for Wales

31 Mar 2015

A new pumped storage scheme for emergency electricity generation is to take shape in North Wales’s Snowdonia National Park. The SPH development team explain the thinking and the engineering behind the project.

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What it’s really like to work for a small engineering firm?

26 Mar 2015

Big firms offer prestige – and top starting salaries – but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can often give you a much broader engineering experience.

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Light at the end of the tunneling for London Power Tunnels

Power to the people

30 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A major milestone for London’s infrastructure and a new diversity drive aimed attracting girls into engineering education mark this week’s briefing

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Zero-emissions taxi brings investment and jobs to Coventry

27 Mar 2015

The London Taxi Company’s Chinese owner has announced a £250m investment to develop and build vehicles at the company’s historic home base

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The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns on 24 & 25 April

18 Mar 2015

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition on 24 & 25 April 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, offers a great opportunity to meet recruiters from the industry’s top employers.

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​Join us in June for a celebration of UK engineering

12 Mar 2015 | Updated: 25 Mar 2015 | By Jon Excell

From the Rosetta comet-landing mission and the UK’s largest ever warship to Industry 4.0 and the rise of reshoring, The Engineer Conference 2015 boasts an unmissable mix of inspiring projects and industry big hitters.

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Light at the end of the tunneling for London Power Tunnels

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30 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A major milestone for London’s infrastructure and a new diversity drive aimed attracting girls into engineering education mark this week’s briefing

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Steve Austen, Chief engineer and engineering director of Supacat

6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Top cat: The RNLI’s former chief engineer has joined specialist vehicle manufacturer Supacat at an exciting time.

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Intelligent Energy's fuel cell stacks

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16 Mar 2015

Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

4 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

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