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Lockheed begins laser weapon manufacture

8 Oct 2015

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is to begin manufacturing a new generation of high-powered laser weapons.

Lexus Unveils Full-size Origami Inspired Car

Lexus unfolds the origami car Video

8 Oct 2015

This week’s video comes from Lexus, which has commissioned a vehicle that won’t meet Euro NCAP standards and will probably fall apart in the rain.

Karl Viktor Schaller  (BMW Motorrad),  Tetsuo Suzuki, (Honda), and Takaaki Kimura (Yamaha).

Big guns collaborate on connected motorbikes

8 Oct 2015

BMW, Honda and Yamaha are forming a consortium to bring intelligent connectivity to two-wheelers.  

Technology originally developed for space communications could find its way onto the roads

From space to road: Ford engineers trial robotics technology originally developed for Cosmonauts

7 Oct 2015

Technology originally developed to aid communication with robots in space could lead to major improvements in car to car communications back on earth, researchers have claimed.

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Careers in the UK nuclear sector

16 Sep 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Power trip: As the UK’s nuclear plans take shape, so too will career opportunities for engineers in the sector.


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16 Sep 2015

A CMM is helping a jet engine manufacturer keep pace with the demands of the production line

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UAVs take on inspection role

16 Sep 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Aerial revolution: ‘Drones’ look set to become a valuable inspection tool for a range of applications.

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Sponsored feature: Cross technological borders with Océ

11 Sep 2015

Océ – A Canon Company at the forefront of digital printing technology, is looking for bright and ambitious engineers to work in an exciting, multidisciplinary environment.

Representatives from the University of Warwick and National Grid sign the MoU.

Warwick University expands partnership with National Grid

8 Oct 2015

Organisations will collaborate in new areas such as big data and energy storage.

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The alternatives for UK nuclear

7 Oct 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

As uncertainty continues over current proposals for imported reactor technologies, we need to look seriously at alternatives. It would be complete folly if Britain’s nuclear scientists did not work on developing new reactor technologies, even though it’s a long and expensive journey to undertake.

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Domestic and hazardous robots and tunnels under London

5 Oct 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Two ever-fascinating areas, developing robots for extreme environments and the home, and the underground structures beneath London, dominate this week’s events.

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Social Innovation in transport clears the road for a safer, healthier world

7 Oct 2015

Klaus Dieter Rennert, Chief Executive for EMEA-CIS, Hitachi Ltd., discusses the societal benefits which can be achieved from investment and increased connectivity in transport.

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Tony Pixton, chief executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre

15 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Centre stage: The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s outgoing CEO discusses how the APC is helping new technology bridge the ‘valley of death’.

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October 1894: The aluminium torpedo boat

30 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

A wonder of its day, the first aluminium military vessel, a torpedo boat, caused a stir when it appeared in the Thames. But the wonder-metal had later problems

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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?