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Kevlar is key to fire-preventing lithium ion battery membrane

27 Jan 2015

New battery technology should prevent the incidents that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013, claim researchers at the University of Michigan. 

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Europe to close gap with Japan and Korea in automotive propulsion IP

27 Jan 2015

A new report suggests that European manufacturers are closing the gap on North East Asian competitors in the race to develop new automotive propulsion technologies.

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Petrol-electric hybrid aircraft is first to charge in-flight Video

26 Jan 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A hybrid power aircraft has been successfully tested in the UK in an important step towards cleaner low-carbon air travel.

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Setting standards

27 Jan 2015 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

UK researchers are developing advanced graphene measurement techniques that could hasten the commercial applications of the revolutionary material.

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Your questions answered: Carbon Capture & Storage

26 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

What’s in store? An expert panel answers your questions on the future of carbon capture and storage.

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Demon weed to energy need

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

A former cigarette factory in Concord, North Carolina, is being transformed into the home of one of the world’s first bulk producers of grid-connected batteries

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How you can become a chief engineer

26 Jan 2015 | By Shaun Simmons

You can start to build the skills you’ll need to get to the top even before you leave university, says Shaun Simmons, managing director of engineering at Cordant Recruitment.

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Ricardo’s new low-carbon vehicle centre will create exciting opportunities for grads

22 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The automotive engineering consultancy is expecting more graduate work following the launch of its new £10m facility later this year.

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Poll: A fracking moratorium?

27 Jan 2015

A bill calling for a moratorium on fracking until more is known about its environmental impact has been defeated in the House of Commons. Which statement best reflects your opinion on this?

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It's the destination that matters, not the starting point

21 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

We shouldn’t get too hung up on what attracts students into STEM. The important thing is that something attracts them.

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Prof Tim Green, head of Energy Futures Laboratory, Imperial College

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Energy advocate: The head of Imperial College’s influential Energy Futures Lab is optimistic about the UK’s prospects.

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A waste of talent? Making space for autism in engineering

23 Jan 2015

Engineering is missing out on the skills of people on the autistic spectrum, and can do much to make workplaces comfortable for them, argues Ivan Zytynski of fluid handling company Bete

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January 1958: Thunder and Lightnings

14 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer was dubious about the development process for the fearsome English Electric Lightning

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A bill calling for a moratorium on fracking until more is known about its environmental impact has been defeated in the House of Commons. Which statement best reflects your opinion on this?