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Transparent graphene microelectrode provides new neurological insights

21 Oct 2014

A transparent microelectrode made from graphene could give doctors further insights into neurological disorders. 

Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid

Tunisian CSP plant to supply electricity to European grid

20 Oct 2014

Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid.


Skills and finance key to £30bn supply chain boost

20 Oct 2014

The UK economy could be £30bn better off by 2025 if concerted efforts are made now to revitalise domestic supply chains.

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Beating the bugs

17 Oct 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

The Shellshock bug has highlighted just how vulnerable the Internet of Things is to attack — but are manufacturers taking cyber threats seriously?

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Understanding Industry 4.0: Factories go digital

17 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The UK’s first digital factory demonstrator aims to show how Industry 4.0 could benefit industrial equipment operators


Innovation pipeline: technology transfer in the oil industry

13 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Stuart Nathan looks at how and why the oil and gas sector uses technology transfer to solve its most pressing problems

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6 key steps to getting a graduate job in engineering

17 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

No one said finding your first job would be easy but if you follow this guide you’ll be well placed to go after that engineering role of your dreams.


Atomic pathway: graduate engineer career guide to the nuclear industry

9 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Czyzewski

The UK’s decision to build a new fleet of nuclear power stations is opening up an exciting set of career paths for young engineers.

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Ada, Zaha and creativity: the soul of engineering?

15 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

In a roundabout way, Lord Byron’s baleful poetic influence might prove that engineering is the ultimate creative endeavour

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Boris and the Vacuum Cleaner

21 Oct 2014 | By The Secret Engineer

Manufacturers need to take the lead in persuading consumers to put efficiency before power writes our anaonymous blogger

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Parker is a vocal champion of the highly efficient open rotor engine concept

Ric Parker: Director of research and technology, Rolls Royce

17 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Rolls Royce’s research chief talks to Stephen Harris about the technologies that he believes could shape the future of the aerospace and energy sectors

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Limits to the Entrepreneurial State

10 Oct 2014

David Bott questions whether the iconic supersonic airliner Concorde was a good example of state-sponsored innovation

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October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

15 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

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A project to build a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Tunisia to supply the European electricity grid is seeking funding. Is this a feasible concept?