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Metamaterial 'hyperlens' has potential for early cancer detection

26 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

A microscopic fan-shaped assembly of precious metal and plastic could assist diagnosis, drug development and semiconductor manufacture

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Research points to improved switches and crossings for rail industry

26 May 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Robust railway switches and crossings that last longer and require less maintenance are under development by Huddersfield University’s Institute of Railway Research.

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Mission possible for self-destructing electronic devices

26 May 2015

Researchers in the US have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices as a step toward reducing waste. 

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Silent flight: developing hybrid aircraft

18 May 2015 | By Helen Knight

Siemens and Airbus are on a mission to introduce hybrid aircraft  that can carry up to 90 passengers by 2035.

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The only way is down

11 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Could underground engineering help solve cities’ overcrowding problems?

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New University hopes to provide a pipeline of 'industry-ready' engineers

21 May 2015 | By Stephen Harris

A group proposing the UK’s first new university in 30 years believes it’s time for a revolution in the way we teach engineering

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Advertorial: The car of the future

20 May 2015

Dutch research organisation TNO helps to make vehicles safer and cleaner by allowing cars to communicate with each other, by preventing collisions between cars and cyclists and by optimising fuel combustion

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New University hopes to provide a pipeline of 'industry-ready' engineers

21 May 2015 | By Stephen Harris

A group proposing the UK’s first new university in 30 years believes it’s time for a revolution in the way we teach engineering

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The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns on 24 & 25 April

18 Mar 2015

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition on 24 & 25 April 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, offers a great opportunity to meet recruiters from the industry’s top employers.

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This week's poll: EU negotiation

26 May 2015

The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?

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Industry 4.0. Do you know what it is yet?

20 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

Industry 4.0 is changing the world of manufacturing, but what - if anything - does it mean for the UK’s SME heartland?

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Where Did All The Money Go?

19 May 2015 | By David Falzani

The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.

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Rob Rickell, president, group technology, GKN Group

11 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Rob Rickell is at the helm of a company that has grown into an automotive business supplying complete all-wheel drives

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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

29 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill

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The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?