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Chip sensitivity heightens detection of explosives

23 Jul 2014

New sensor detects explosives in the air at concentrations as low as a few molecules per 1,000 trillion.

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Stretched carbyne provides mechanical activation

23 Jul 2014

Tension applied to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator.

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Third of gay engineers hide sexuality from colleagues

23 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Survey finds limited discrimination on a daily basis but almost one in five believe sexuality is a barrier to career progression.

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The Iter tokamak will be the world's largest fusion reactor

Fusion foundations: the civil challenges underpinning Iter

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As construction of Iter begins, Stuart Nathan looks at the fusion reactor’s supporting structures

An Airbus A350 wing being assembled at the firm's Broughton plant

Opportunities in the aero industry supply chain

22 Jul 2014 | By Julia Pierce

The UK aerospace industry’s rich and varied supply chain offers a host of exciting and rewarding career opportunities

Christofer Toumazou, Regius professor of biomedical engineering at Imperial College London

Health creators

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The inventors behind some of today’s most exciting medical devices explain how they brought their ideas to market

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Cuadrilla's fracking operation in Lancashire

Power games

23 Jul 2014 | By Jon Excell

The current stand-off with Russia should prompt us to get serious about energy independence

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Browne is the chairman of Cuadrilla Resources and a partner in private equity firm Riverstone

Carbon chief: Lord Browne

21 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The former BP boss talks to Stephen Harris about fracking, fossil fuels and the business case for diversity

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HS2 makes an early arrival in Birmingham Video

21 Jul 2014 | By Jason Ford

The construction headquarters of the new high-speed rail network are to be moved to England’s Second City as part of a £130m investment.

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Universities must prove they can help close the skills gap

18 Jul 2014

Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.

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Digital Edition

The Engineer July Digi Issue

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Should deepening tensions with Russia - and concerns over the impact of economic sanctions - influence the UK's energy policy?

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Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

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