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International collaboration aims to launch eco-friendly ships

23 Jan 2015

Research is underway to design large ocean-going vessels with improved hydrodynamics for better fuel efficiency.


So dry it's waterproof Video

22 Jan 2015

Lasers have been used to transform metals into super-hydrophobic materials without the need for temporary coatings.


Parker will provide Bloodhound's airbrake backup Video

21 Jan 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A composite piston accumulator designed by engineering firm Parker is set to form a vital part of Bloodhound SSC’s attempt to break the world land speed record.

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Demon weed to energy need

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

A former cigarette factory in Concord, North Carolina, is being transformed into the home of one of the world’s first bulk producers of grid-connected batteries


Deep freeze: Technology to explore Jupiter's icy moons

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

After the success of the 2014 comet landing, engineers are now turning their attention to future missions to the larger moons of Jupiter and the other gas giant planets, which may have watery oceans below a thick crust of ice.


Your questions answered: Rosetta and Philae

16 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Comet calls: Our panel answers questions on the recent Rosetta mission, which landed a probe on a 4km-wide comet

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Ricardo’s new low-carbon vehicle centre will create exciting opportunities for grads

22 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The automotive engineering consultancy is expecting more graduate work following the launch of its new £10m facility later this year.


Here's why engineering students should be thinking about job-hunting in January - even first years

22 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

It’s hard to think about your future career in the middle of exam season but there some important things students in all years can be doing right now to improve their job prospects.

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Robots in pursuit of power Video

23 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The latest upgrade to Google’s Atlas humanoid robot reminds us why we shouldn’t be afraid of robotic world domination just yet.

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It's the destination that matters, not the starting point

21 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

We shouldn’t get too hung up on what attracts students into STEM. The important thing is that something attracts them.

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Prof Tim Green, head of Energy Futures Laboratory, Imperial College

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Energy advocate: The head of Imperial College’s influential Energy Futures Lab is optimistic about the UK’s prospects.

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A waste of talent? Making space for autism in engineering

23 Jan 2015

Engineering is missing out on the skills of people on the autistic spectrum, and can do much to make workplaces comfortable for them, argues Ivan Zytynski of fluid handling company Bete

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January 1958: Thunder and Lightnings

14 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer was dubious about the development process for the fearsome English Electric Lightning

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A cross-party group of MPs has issued a manifesto for manufacturing. Which of the themes it addresses are most important for the sector?