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New form of solid carbon exhibits diverse range of properties

1 Dec 2015

Q-carbon is distinct from graphite and diamond, and has unusual properties such as being ferromagnetic.

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Last week's poll: Defence review and Autumn Statement

1 Dec 2015

The UK government’s latest defence review has included the announcement of increased spending on aircraft and special forces units. Meanwhile, the latest HM Treasury Autumn Statement was expected to include deep cuts which might hit health, industry and science. Which of these statements is closest to your feelings?

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Delivery of structural test model marks milestone in Orion’s journey to space

1 Dec 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

NASA’s efforts to send astronauts to Mars have advanced with the structural test model for Orion’s service module being delivered for testing. 


Driverless race series set for 2016 debut

30 Nov 2015

ROBORACE will feature driverless electric cars, and will form part of the support package for the Formula E Championship. 

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Women at the workface: the variety of roles in engineering

26 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Expert opinions: Women engineers from a range of sectors talk about their key projects and areas of expertise.

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Software for designing additive manufacturing supports

24 Nov 2015 | By Will Stirling

Connect the dots: Recent additive manufacturing advances have created a demand for more fully integrated CAD programs to consider unique parts.


Gathering intelligence: how manufacturers can use Big Data

13 Nov 2015 | By Helen Knight

How manufacturers handle big data is key to boosting productivity. 

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Greenwich college shines in lighting competition

1 Dec 2015

Two teams from Ravensbourne College in Greenwich shared top prize in the Intelligent Community Challenge.

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CAD Skills - Taking on the world

30 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Wade

 21-year-old Andrew Beel recently won bronze in CAD mechanical engineering design at the WorldSkills event in Brazil. He spoke to The Student Engineer about the experience.

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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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Almost half of UK engineers considering change of job survey reveals

29 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

41 per cent of UK engineers are considering a change of job, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey

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The rise of the green dragon

1 Dec 2015 | By Jon Excell

One of the biggest causes of optimism at the current climate talks in Paris is a sense that China - the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases – is finally on-board.

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Emission impossible?

30 Nov 2015 | By Jason Ford

The role that technology can play in addressing climate change will be a key topic at this week’s critical COP21 talks in Paris

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The future of fusion

9 Nov 2015

Controlled fusion has the potential to be a long-term energy source. David Kingham explains the next steps

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David Shemmans, chief executive, Ricardo

9 Nov 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Catch the tide: The chief executive of Ricardo has watched the automotive sector come up from the doldrums in the last decade

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July 1940: The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge

4 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Wade

One of the best-known engineering disasters resulted from a lack of knowledge of materials behaviour and of how the size of the structure would affect how it interacted with the wind

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COP21 is seeking binding agreements to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. Which of these statements is closest to your feelings?