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Alarm device helps partially sighted to walk and avoid collisions Video

30 Mar 2015

US researchers develop an audible walking navigation aid for people with field of vision impairment, based on time-to-collision

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Micropacemaker could help treat foetal heart condition

30 Mar 2015

Researchers in the US have developed what is claimed to be the first fully implantable micropacemaker for use in a foetus.

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UK researchers to develop 'immortal membrane'

30 Mar 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Development of the next generation of long lasting membranes is underway, thanks to a £4.6m EPSRC research grant.

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Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved

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What it’s really like to work for a small engineering firm?

26 Mar 2015

Big firms offer prestige – and top starting salaries – but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can often give you a much broader engineering experience.


Full speed ahead

17 Mar 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

The motorsport industry offers a plethora of exciting projects and challenges for engineers.

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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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​Join us in June for a celebration of UK engineering

12 Mar 2015 | Updated: 25 Mar 2015 | By Jon Excell

From the Rosetta comet-landing mission and the UK’s largest ever warship to Industry 4.0 and the rise of reshoring, The Engineer Conference 2015 boasts an unmissable mix of inspiring projects and industry big hitters.

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Dawn of the Cybermen

23 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A festival at the Science Museum looks at how technology might help humans to ’upgrade’ themselves, while the UK’s quantum technologies have heir day in the sun.

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Steve Austen, Chief engineer and engineering director of Supacat

6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Top cat: The RNLI’s former chief engineer has joined specialist vehicle manufacturer Supacat at an exciting time.

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Intelligent Energy's fuel cell stacks

Intellectual decision

16 Mar 2015

Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

4 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

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Use of solar power is predicted to increase to 4 per cent of total UK energy by the end of the decade, but the industry is concerned about the withdrawal of subsidies for large installations. What measures could best help solar compete with other energy sources?