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This is an illustration of an air waveguide. The filaments leave 'holes' in the air (red rods) that reflect light. Light (arrows) passing between these holes stays focused and intense

Optical fibres from thin air

23 Jul 2014

An air waveguide has been used to enhance light signals collected from distant sources.

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Metal substitution could improve thin films

22 Jul 2014

New transmetalation process could lead to transparent thin film metal oxides for electronic devices 

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Stroke treatment enhanced by magnetised nanoparticles

22 Jul 2014

Magnetically controlled nanomotors are being used to transport drugs through the body following stroke.

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The Iter tokamak will be the world's largest fusion reactor

Fusion foundations: the civil challenges underpinning Iter

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As construction of Iter begins, Stuart Nathan looks at the fusion reactor’s supporting structures

An Airbus A350 wing being assembled at the firm's Broughton plant

Opportunities in the aero industry supply chain

22 Jul 2014 | By Julia Pierce

The UK aerospace industry’s rich and varied supply chain offers a host of exciting and rewarding career opportunities

Christofer Toumazou, Regius professor of biomedical engineering at Imperial College London

Health creators

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The inventors behind some of today’s most exciting medical devices explain how they brought their ideas to market

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Browne is the chairman of Cuadrilla Resources and a partner in private equity firm Riverstone

Carbon chief: Lord Browne

21 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The former BP boss talks to Stephen Harris about fracking, fossil fuels and the business case for diversity

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HS2 makes an early arrival in Birmingham Video

21 Jul 2014 | By Jason Ford

The construction headquarters of the new high-speed rail network are to be moved to England’s Second City as part of a £130m investment.

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Willetts

Bye-bye to Two-Brains

16 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The departure of David Willetts from his post as minister for science, universities and skills is a cause for regret, and early signs for his replacement are worrying.

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Universities must prove they can help close the skills gap

18 Jul 2014

Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.

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Digital Edition

The Engineer July Digi Issue

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Should deepening tensions with Russia - and concerns over the impact of economic sanctions - influence the UK's energy policy?

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Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

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