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Enhanced ultrasound penetrates bone and metal

21 Nov 2014

Researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal using customised structures that offset distortions caused by aberrating layers.

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Lightweight 'solar cloth' photovoltaics have flexible future Video

20 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

A Cambridge start-up believes its flexible solar panelling solution could fundamentally change the landscape of solar installation in the commercial sector.

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Jetpack aims at emergency services applications Video

20 Nov 2014

Over three decades of perseverance pays off for the inventor of a jetpack that is to be evaluated in the US for use in search and rescue and with the police.

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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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Moving energy: The fusion of automotive and energy

20 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The automotive and energy sectors will have to move closer together to make best use of electric vehicles in the energy grid

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Your questions answered: Bloodhound SSC

19 Nov 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The team behind the Bloodhound SSC answers your questions on the challenges of developing the world’s fastest car.

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Women In Engineering 2014

Why and how industry can do more to retain its female engineers

21 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s latest Women In Engineering special reports that while there’s tentative evidence that more women are pursuing an engineering career, industry can do more to ensure they stay.

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A question of expectations

20 Nov 2014 | By The Secret Engineer

A new job, and some morale-boosting praise, prompts our anonymous blogger to ask why different companies appear to have different expectations of their engineers?

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Women In Engineering 2014

Why and how industry can do more to retain its female engineers

21 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s latest Women In Engineering special reports that while there’s tentative evidence that more women are pursuing an engineering career, industry can do more to ensure they stay.

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The off-the-shelf drone promises to be a popular gift this Christmas

This week's poll: Drone land

18 Nov 2014

With police this week warning a House of Lords committee that off-the-shelf “drones” are being used to harass people, there are growing calls for tighter regulations to prevent criminal use of the technology. Are these concerns justified?

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Driven by diversity: Bechtel's global rail boss Ailie MacAdam

18 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

Ailie MacAdam, one of the UK’s top engineers, is determined to use her success to inspire industry’s next generation of women

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Standing by renewables

20 Nov 2014

Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables

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October 1933: The Post Office Research Station

5 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer reported on the opening of an r&d centre that played a starring role in some of the UK telecomms industry’s defining moments

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With police this week warning a House of Lords committee that off-the-shelf “drones” are being used to harass people, there are growing calls for tighter regulations to prevent criminal use of the technology. Are these concerns justified? With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?