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Power up: breakthrough promises solar charging for AFVs

28 Aug 2015

Researchers have wired four perovskite solar cells in series to enhance the voltage and directly photo-charged lithium batteries with 7.8% efficiency.

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Low cost LED can be ‘applied like paint’

28 Aug 2015

Researchers at Florida State University in the US have developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology

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Magnomatics wins £100,000 Smart Award to advance Pseudo Direct Drive technology

27 Aug 2015

Smart Award for next generation low noise and vibration electric motor technology 

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​Biomedical wearable for battlefield casualties

27 Aug 2015

Nasal clip measures heart rate and respiration, transmitting data to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.

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The tide is turning

12 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Autonomous systems could revolutionise the shipping industry by reducing costs and improving efficiency

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How the lack of STEM grads is holding back oil and gas

25 Aug 2015

This infographic suggests the energy sector is becoming data driven, but the pipeline of STEM grads isn’t there to meet its demands. 

Upgrading existing facilities is not only vital for company profits; it offers big rewards to the brightest minds

Advertorial: A chance to shine - project management at Shell Pernis Refinery

21 Aug 2015

Colette Legein reveals the path that led her to revamping Europe’s largest refinery.

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Summer interns earn while they learn at BAE Systems

27 Aug 2015

More than 140 students have been taking part in the company’s 12-week summer internship programme, earning £4,200 in the process.

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How the lack of STEM grads is holding back oil and gas

25 Aug 2015

This infographic suggests the energy sector is becoming data driven, but the pipeline of STEM grads isn’t there to meet its demands. 

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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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What does 'the great fall of China' mean for British industry?

26 Aug 2015 | By Jon Excell

Global concern is growing over China’s economic turmoil. But could a weakened Chinese industrial base be good for the UK in the longer term?

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Here comes the sun: India’s trains go solar Video

28 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

India’s world famous rail network is looking skywards to cut costs and reduce emissions. 

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Getting to grips with the ‘Productivity Puzzle’

12 Aug 2015

Viewpoint Steven Barr, Head of Manufacturing at the Business Growth Service, explains why the manufacturing sector could hold the key to increased productivity

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John Elvesjö and Mårten Skogö, inventors of eye-tracking

10 Aug 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Eye-tracking can potentially replace the mouse, touchscreen and pad as the way we interact with computers, and may be the closest we get to a technbology that can read our minds

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August 1915: The Board of Invention

5 Aug 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer’s opinions on the foreruners of today’s Research Councils were sceptical and, to today’s eyes, surprisingly jaundiced

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

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14 Jul 2015

Anthony Poulton-Smith explores the origins of everyday engineering terms

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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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Following the tragic Shoreham air show crash, regulators have announced that vintage jets will now be prohibited from performing aerobatics over land at such events. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree.



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