New report claims the world’s nuclear facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack as digital systems become more prevalent.
Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, a team of UK researchers has claimed.
The government is providing up to £80m to support workers affected by the mothballing of SSI’s steelmaking plant in Redcar but has rejected a request for state aid from the company.
Researchers have measured the behaviour of atoms in dielectric materials exposed to an electric field, a development that will improve the understanding of the ubiquitous substance.
Power trip: As the UK’s nuclear plans take shape, so too will career opportunities for engineers in the sector.
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Spurs ambassador Ledley King attended the launch of the engineering design project, which will see students attempting to replicate virtual reality technology.
FROM: ?UK’s impressive innovation record will continue to attract investment
FROM: Nuclear plants at risk from cyber attack
Two ever-fascinating areas, developing robots for extreme environments and the home, and the underground structures beneath London, dominate this week’s events.
The scandal over Volkswagen’s manipulation of emissions data for its vehicles will have far-reaching effects on the regulation of the automobile industry, but history sugests the company may weather the storm.
The UK’s success in securing its position as the world’s second-most innovative country in the world for the second year in a row will continue to attract investment in cutting edge research and development, says Karl Barnfather, patent attorney and chairman of intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers
Centre stage: The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s outgoing CEO discusses how the APC is helping new technology bridge the ‘valley of death’.
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