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Oxford spin-out takes lead in functional fullerenes

16 Apr 2014 | By Jason Ford

A British company is set to take a market lead in the production of materials that can improve the efficiency of solar cells and be applied to biomedical imaging.

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Materials and manufacturing boost for hydrogen storage

16 Apr 2014

Engineers have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.

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Signal-boosting points to cheaper, better light sensors

15 Apr 2014 | By Stephen Harris

New technology could allow light sensors to detect a greater range of signals, helping to make them cheaper and more effective.

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Fast smartphone charge technology based on biological semiconductors Video

15 Apr 2014

A Tel Aviv start-up has developed technology that charges a smartphone battery to full capacity in under a minute. 

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Kongsberg's Hugin is one of the most popular deep water AUVs

Robotic submarines make waves in the oil and gas sector

15 Apr 2014 | By Jon Excell

The changing demands of the offshore energy sector are driving the uptake of unmanned submarines.

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Farringdon: the birth of a station

15 Apr 2014 | By Jon Excell

Awkard geology and an ambitious scope make Farringdon station one of Crossrail’s most significant challenges. Jon Excell reports

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Why are engineering firms struggling to recruit graduates?

15 Apr 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Reports of a graduate engineer shortage are common yet competition for jobs remains fierce. Our roundtable panel proposed some potential solutions to the industry’s graduate problem.

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Child's play in an undistributed future

16 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Hard-pressed teachers might baulk at the idea of introducing a 3D printer to every school, but this kind of initiative has brought huge benefits in the past.

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Engineering an alternative to a fossil carbon overdose

14 Apr 2014 | By Jason Ford

The latest IPCC report makes it very clear that its down to engineers to help avert catastrophes that may occur if the increase in global mean temperature is not limited to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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Engineering firms need to rethink the graduate problem

15 Apr 2014

Young engineers know their skills are in high demand so companies must be smarter when trying to engage them, says Alex Parkes, future talent strategist at AIA Worldwide.

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McLaren’s hyper hybrid

14 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

McLaren’s executive director of Special Operations unveils the thinking behind the company’s hybrid P1 supercar. Stuart Nathan reports

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The roundtable feature in our current issue looks at issues surrounding graduate recruitment into engineering. Which of the solutions proposed in the feature would make the biggest contribution to boosting the number of graduates finding jobs in engineering and remaining there?

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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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