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Natural networks have promise for cheap, flexible optoelectronics

18 Dec 2014

Patterns derived from the veins on a leaf and spider-webs could be key for designing electrical networks for optoelectronic systems, according to researchers from Boston College and South China Normal University


New dimensions added to robotic arm controlled by thoughts

17 Dec 2014

A quadriplegic has used thought control to put a robotic arm through a range of complex hand movements, an advance that may restore her natural movement.

The shield is being assembled in two halves which are being joined together before being moved into place above the reactor

Chernobyl's giant shield takes shape Video

16 Dec 2014 | By Jon Excell

Engineers have made huge progress on the construction of Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement, an immense shield that will replace the infamous reactor’s crumbling sarcophagus

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Your questions answered: Rosetta and Philae

16 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Comet calls: Our panel answers questions on the recent Rosetta mission, which landed a probe on a 4km-wide comet


Power Dressing: why it's exoskeleton time

15 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Technological and societal trends have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.


Plastic legacy

20 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

The issue of how to deal with a growing amount of waste plastic is exercising one UK company.

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New group for LGBT engineers launched

19 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Harris

InterEngineering aims to help engineers improve their companies’ policies towards LGBT staff members by sharing best practice and raising awareness.


5 ways for women to get ahead in engineering

18 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Harris

There’s no doubt engineering in the UK remains a male-dominated field but that doesn’t mean women can’t succeed in the profession, explains Artemis Network founder Viv Dykstra.

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Should you buy your kids a 3D printer for Christmas?

19 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer team discovers making small plastic models in your own home can be harder - and more educational - than it first looks.

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Royal deja-vu at Science Museum Engineering careers opening

17 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

A new gallery at the Science Museum aims to demonstrate to 11- to 15-year-olds the variety and skills involved in engineering careers

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Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams Advanced Engineering

26 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Conceptual arts: Williams Advanced Engineering pitches itself as an expert operator in the arena of technologies that help vehicles go fast.

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Bright side of automation

18 Dec 2014

Even if some roles are replaced with robots, engineers and their associated skills will continue to be highly sought after, says the IET’s Stephanie Fernandes

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November 1949: planning the Festival of Britain

26 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Dripping with patriotism, The Engineer’s coverage of the Festival’s South Bank site shows Britain still wanted to seem pre-eminent in many areas

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The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?