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Graphene turns rubber bands into stretchy body sensors

2 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Researchers have found a way to turn rubber bands into cheap, flexible body monitoring sensors by infusing them with graphene.


'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.


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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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


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


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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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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September 1860: Fisher’s washing machine

2 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Nearly half a century before the world’s first electric domestic washing machine was introduced The Engineer reported on a novel domestic washing machine that employed a strikingly different concept to today’s rotary machines.

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With plans for "Boris Island" sunk, what is your preferred option for airport expansion in the Southeast?