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ESA launches €1bn project to create next generation metals

12 Sep 2014

Lighter vehicles, stronger nuclear reactors and more compatible medical implants are among the goals of a new billion-euro European Space Agency metals project.


Soft-bodied robot can walk through fire Video

11 Sep 2014

US researchers have built a crawling soft-bodied robot that can operate without a tether and survive fire, snow and being run over by a car.

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Queen Elizabeth Prize trophy competition finalists announced

11 Sep 2014

The winning design is to be chosen by a team of six judges and a public poll.

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Innovation in the UK niche vehicles sector

15 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports


Bashing metal myths

22 Aug 2014 | By Michael Kenward

The Advanced Forming Research Centre wants to change industry’s attitude to forging and forming materials, reports Michael Kenward


Building society: civil engineering career guide for graduates

22 Aug 2014 | By Julia Pierce

With the UK on the brink of an infrastructure renaissance, there are numerous reasons students and graduates should consider a career in civil engineering - and many options open to them.

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Working together in perfect harmony

12 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Could a new generation of “human-ish” industrial robots able to work alongside their human counterparts help spread automation to even the smallest of engineering firms?

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Scottish independence has economic risks for us all

10 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Attempts to rebalance the economy could be thrown off course if the UK were to split.

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The debt threat to manufacturing

5 Sep 2014

Despite the economic upturn, the strain of debt on the manufacturing sector’s smallest firms remains severe, says Mark Burgess, Chief Operations Officer at Debt Guard Solicitors.

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Christofer Toumazou, Regius Professor of medical engineering, Imperial college

19 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Money from nothing: Commercialising technology involves convincing people to invest in something that hasn’t existed before. Stuart Nathan talks to an old hand in the art

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September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

10 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option

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