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New plant to convert waste cooking oil into aviation biofuel

23 Oct 2014

Up to 500 million gallons of aviation biofuel will be made from waste cooking oil at a new demonstration facility in China.

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Autonomous Audi RS7 completes Hockenheim trial Video

23 Oct 2014

An autonomous Audi RS 7 concept car has completed a lap on the Grand Prix track in Hockenheim in a little over two minutes.

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New details on compact fusion reveal scale of challenge

22 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Lockheed Martin’s Revolutionary Technology team admits its new fusion reactor is at a very early stage, but sets out the reasons it is optimistic

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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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The off-the-shelf drone promises to be a popular gift this Christmas

The holly and the UAV

22 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

The rise of the do-it-yourself drone - which looks destined to become one of this year’s most popular festive gifts - is raising security and privacy concerns that could have implications for the wider UAV industry

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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 anonymous 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?