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Flames in space promise better engines on Earth Video

29 Jul 2014

A new type of cool burning flame could lead to cleaner, more efficient car engines. 

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Stable lithium anode promises efficient rechargeable batteries

28 Jul 2014

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a pure lithium anode.

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Embedded sensors aim to curtail fatigue-related accidents

25 Jul 2014 | By Jason Ford

Injuries and fatalities caused by fatigue-related accidents could be curtailed with sensors embedded into seatbelts.

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Your questions answered: geoengineering

25 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Our expert panel discusses the feasibility of using geoengineering techniques to counteract climate change

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

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

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Commemorating engineers' role in WW1

28 Jul 2014 | By Jason Ford

In the centenary year of the 20th Century’s devastating conflict, the spotlight falls on how British engineers supported the military effort while themselves making great sacrifices.

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Cuadrilla's fracking operation in Lancashire

Power games

23 Jul 2014 | By Jon Excell

The current stand-off with Russia should prompt us to get serious about energy independence

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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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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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The Engineer July Digi Issue

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London Mayor Boris Johnson is lobbying for a £10 additional charge for diesel cars to drive into Central London by 2020, and for road tax on diesel cars and all pre-2006 cars to be increased, to counter air pollution. What option most closely matches your opinion on this?

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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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