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Single electron is key to prolonged power in electronic devices

30 Sep 2014

Researchers have created technology that could be the first step toward more efficient batteries for wearable computers and smartphones.  

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Cameron calls for coal phase out

26 Sep 2014 | By Rachel Huggins

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has called for existing coal-fired power plants in the UK to be phased out in the next 10 to 15 years

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Graphene reduces complexity and cost and of touchscreens

26 Sep 2014

Graphene treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, claim researchers in the UK and Ireland.

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To frack or not to frack — your questions answered

30 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Our panel of experts assesses some of the pros and cons of fracking. 


Additive advance: measurement helps additive techniques into manufacturing

25 Sep 2014 | By Richard Lucas

High-speed measurement technology is helping to integrate 3D printing into mainstream manufacturing


Soft landings: Valves to help probes reach Mars

23 Sep 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

Engineers are developing innovative valve technologies to ensure the next Mars rover lands safely on the planet’s surface.

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Government allowance aims to boost high temperature oil and gas

29 Sep 2014 | By Jason Ford

High pressure, high temperature oil and gas allowance could help reverse a decline in North Sea hydrocarbon exploration

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Is the Rockefeller family really getting out of oil?

24 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

The decision by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to divest its oil investments is certainly symbolic, but is it significant?

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Klaus-Dieter Rennert, CEO and chairman, Hitachi Europe

16 Sep 2014

Next stop, UK: Stuart Nathan talks to Klaus-Dieter Rennert about Hitachi’s plans for the UK and Europe, as well as the industrial giant’s focus on growth in the rail and medical sectors

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Rail is not a last resort

26 Sep 2014

Prof Andrew McNaughton, HS2’s chief engineer, gave us his vision for the future of Britain’s railways ahead of his IET lecture in late September

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September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

10 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option

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The desire to ensure that companies in the engineering sector employ people of diverse genders, sexualities, social background, religion and ethnic origin continues to be a hot topic. Which of the following statements most closely matches your opinion on the subject?