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US to trial pioneering deep-hole nuclear waste disposal technique

28 Apr 2015 | By Helen Knight

A method to safely bury the world’s most highly radioactive nuclear waste in holes five kilometres deep will be tested in the US next year.

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Synchrotron sheds light on exploding batteries Video

28 Apr 2015

Research illustrating exactly what happens when Lithium-ion batteries explode could help engineers improve their design

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Brain-inspired computer memory consumes less energy

28 Apr 2015

A quantum phenomenon is key to a low-energy technology for electronic memory

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Positive reinforcement: 21st century 3D weaving

28 Apr 2015 | By Helen Knight

The art of weaving by loom could hold the key to producing stronger and more complex carbon-fibre structures.

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Can technology save the NHS?

21 Apr 2015 | By Jon Excell

Digital devices able to remotely monitor a range of conditions could help get the health service off the critical list

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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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How to get a graduate engineering job with Atkins

15 Apr 2015

The Student Engineer spoke to Serena Tulloch, graduate recruitment adviser at engineering consultancy Atkins, to find out how to navigate the firm’s hiring process.

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Six ways for engineering firms to tackle their skills problems

13 Apr 2015

Jon Blaze, head of recruitment operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, argues companies can take action to minimise the chances of encountering difficulties in hiring suitably skilled staff.

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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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There's still time to register for our annual innovation celebration

28 Apr 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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Engineering for inspiration

13 Apr 2015 | By Jason Ford

A new TV show is looking for young engineers who are working on projects that capture the imagination

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Open Bionics founder Joel Gibbard

20 Apr 2015

Handy man: Joel Gibbard founded Open Bionics with the aim of producing advanced prosthetics that are both affordable and desirable

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Low oil prices – what do they mean for renewables?

10 Apr 2015

The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if  oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK

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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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The Guardian Newspaper is running a campaign to persuade organisations such as charities and universities to divest their holdings in petrochemical companies, with the slogan 'Keep it in the ground'. Which option is closest to your feelings on such campaigns and the slogan?