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Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid

Researchers tap infrared spectrum to improve solar cell efficiency

28 Jul 2015

Californian team says discovery could improve performance of solar panels by up to 30 per cent.  

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Last week's poll: Searching for ET

28 Jul 2015

Which of the following statements most closely reflects your views on the news that $100m is being spent on mankind’s biggest ever search extra-terrestrial intelligent life?

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Promising results for bomb-proof bag in aircraft trial

27 Jul 2015

A UK-based research project has reported promising results from tests of a material designed to contain the force of bombs smuggled on-board aircraft

The global cumulative capacity of installed wind turbines has gone from 3 GW to 370 GW over two decades.

Wind now makes up 8 per cent of EU energy mix

27 Jul 2015

New report shows wind capacity in 2014 reached 129GW, enough to power the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Ireland for a year.

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The Engineer Conference 2015 - available now online

20 Jul 2015

Presentations from this year’s hugely popular Engineer conference can now be viewed online  

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Steaming ahead with energy recovery

16 Jul 2015 | By Will Stirling

UK spinout company Heliex Power has found a way to help industry address one of its most enduring waste issues.

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All together now

16 Jul 2015 | By Will Sterling

Various joining methods are being developed to help manufacturers of composite products save weight, time and cost.

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Job security: Opportunities in combating cyber crime

16 Jul 2015 | By Helen Knight

The growing threat of cyber crime is creating a wide range of career opportunities for engineers.

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Almost half of UK engineers considering change of job survey reveals

29 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

41 per cent of UK engineers are considering a change of job, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey

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Almost half of UK engineers considering change of job survey reveals

29 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

41 per cent of UK engineers are considering a change of job, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey

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Government to force employers to own up to gender pay gap

14 Jul 2015

The UK government has announced that it is to push ahead with plans to force firms with more than 250 employees to disclose information on pay gaps between men and women.

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Oil and gas tops salary table for junior engineers

2 Jul 2015

The oil and gas industry is the most lucrative sector for junior engineers, according to the results of The Engineer’s 2015 salary survey.

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Should we be worried about the hackable car?

22 Jul 2015 | By Jon Excell

Following a number of recent incidents, security researchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the security of our increasingly connected vehicles.

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This week's poll: UK fighter aircraft

28 Jul 2015

For many years now, the RAF’s frontline fighters have been the result of international projects, a trend which will continue when the F35 Lightning II is delivered. Which of these options best reflects your opinion on this?

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Moving away from the centre ground – why decentralising energy is key for the future of the UK

24 Jul 2015

Following recent reports predicting a spare National Grid capacity of just 1.2% this winter - the lowest in a decade - Peter Rolton, Chairman of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, gives his views on why decentralised energy sources are the future.

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13 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Carbon cutter: Drax Group’s operations director talks to Stuart Nathan about the technical challenges behind Europe’s biggest decarbonisation project

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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

29 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill

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The Advance engine uses a carbon/titanium composite to reduce weight

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14 Jul 2015

Anthony Poulton-Smith explores the origins of everyday engineering terms

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13 Jul 2015 | By Anthony Poulton-Smith

In this new regular column Anthony Pouton-Smith explores the obscure origins of everyday engineering words

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For many years now, the RAF's frontline fighters have been the result of international projects, a trend which will continue when the F35 Lightning II is delivered. Which of these options best reflects your opinion on this?



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