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'Boris Island' airport scuppered by Airports Commission

2 Sep 2014

A hub airport on the inner Thames estuary will not be added to a shortlist of proposals to provide new airport capacity by 2030.

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Wristwatch technology leads to battery-free pacemaker

1 Sep 2014

Researchers have used the 200-year-old principles behind self-winding watches to harvest energy from the heart.

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Nano-factory promises automated production of complex molecules

29 Aug 2014

Researchers in Switzerland have created a “molecular assembly line” that acts like an automated factory for building complex chemical substances.

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Innovation in the UK niche vehicles sector

15 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports

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Bashing metal myths

22 Aug 2014 | By Michael Kenward

The Advanced Forming Research Centre wants to change industry’s attitude to forging and forming materials, reports Michael Kenward

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Building society

22 Aug 2014 | By Julia Pierce

With the UK on the brink of an infrastructure renaissance, Julia Pierce looks at why students and graduates should consider a career in civil engineering and the many options open to them.

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There's the hub: airport decision imminent

1 Sep 2014 | By Jason Ford

The Airports Commission is due to announce whether or not it will take forward plans for an island airport hub in the Thames Estuary. 

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Sullom Voe Terminal is currently being upgraded to cope with oil and gas from the reserves west of Shetland

Is there a business case for Scottish independence?

27 Aug 2014 | By Jon Excell

Unpicking the complex links that unite Scotland with the rest of the United Kingdom would be a painful process. But what might it ultimately mean for industry?

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William Wakeham

Engineering innovation: lessons from history

28 Aug 2014

Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today. 

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Christofer Toumazou, Regius Professor of medical engineering, Imperial college

19 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Money from nothing: Commercialising technology involves convincing people to invest in something that hasn’t existed before. Stuart Nathan talks to an old hand in the art

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July 1878: The invention of the microphone

9 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Two prolific inventors, one still famous today, the other less so, clashed in the The Engineer over the invention of one of the key technologies of the modern world.

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