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Buckyball insulation additive reduces electricity transmission losses

2 Feb 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Future power grids could be made far more efficient by adding nanometre-sized carbon balls to the insulation plastic used in high-voltage alternative current cables.


EC awards Glasgow 'ultra-broadband' funding

30 Jan 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Ultra-high capacity wireless broadband could be on the way, thanks to a three-year £3m European Commission-funded project led by Glasgow University.


Southampton scanning system will detect composite aircraft flaws

30 Jan 2015

Innovate UK has provided funding for a project to develop imaging technology used in the design, manufacture and maintenance of current and future carbon composite aircraft.

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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.


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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Can technology help the health service off the critical list?

28 Jan 2015 | By Jon Excell

Politicians are missing a trick by failing to recognise the role that engineers could play in alleviating the UK’s healthcare crisis.

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Technology that treats people like cattle risks dehumanising us all

30 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

RFID tagging has brought efficiency and ease to many aspects of our work and personal lives. But we should be careful applying the same principles to people.

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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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New heights

30 Jan 2015

BAE Systems’ Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal discusses the opportunities that could be realised by commercial unmanned aircraft

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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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