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Dynamic software aims at eliminating updates by responding to environment

17 Apr 2015

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is embarking on a project to eliminate software updates by establishing a computer program that avoids obsolescence. 

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LOCUST displays potential for multifunctional UAV swarms Video

17 Apr 2015

The US Navy is demonstrating a development version of a system to launch an autonbomous swarm of drones for a variety of missions.

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Synthetic muscles set for work out on International Space Station

17 Apr 2015

Astronauts are due to test a synthetic muscle that could give future space robots more agility.

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Building momentum

17 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The construction of the Bloodhound SSC supersonic vehicle is nearing completion.

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Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved

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7 civil engineering projects transforming the UK right now (and the employers building them)

16 Apr 2015

We rundown some of the most interesting projects in the Institution of Civil Engineers’ This is Civil Engineering campaign.

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How to get a graduate engineering job with Atkins

15 Apr 2015

The Student Engineer spoke to Serena Tulloch, graduate recruitment adviser at engineering consultancy Atkins, to find out how to navigate the firm’s hiring process.

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Six ways for engineering firms to tackle their skills problems

13 Apr 2015

Jon Blaze, head of recruitment operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, argues companies can take action to minimise the chances of encountering difficulties in hiring suitably skilled staff.

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The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns on 24 & 25 April

18 Mar 2015

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition on 24 & 25 April 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, offers a great opportunity to meet recruiters from the industry’s top employers.

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Manufacturing and industry are sorely missing from the general election campaign

8 Apr 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Politicians need to remember the potential they have to help reshape Britain’s economy and why doing so could make the rest of their job much easier.

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Take part in The Engineer Salary Survey 2015

14 Apr 2015

Are you paid fairly? Could you earn more in another sector? How much could you earn if you take the next step in your career? We’re conducting an industry-wide salary survey designed to give you the answers to those very questions.

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Steve Austen, Chief engineer and engineering director of Supacat

6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Top cat: The RNLI’s former chief engineer has joined specialist vehicle manufacturer Supacat at an exciting time.

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Low oil prices – what do they mean for renewables?

10 Apr 2015

The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if  oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

4 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

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The new Boeing/Lockheed reusable space rocket was unveiled this week as upstart firm Space X attempted another test of its reusable model. But are these rockets the best vehicle for future space activities? What form of launch transport do you think the space industry and agencies should be focusing on?