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Nuclear plants at risk from cyber attack

5 Oct 2015

New report claims the world’s nuclear facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack as digital systems become more prevalent.

The Iter tokamak will be the world's largest fusion reactor

Nuclear fusion financially viable in decades claim researchers

5 Oct 2015

Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, a team of UK researchers has claimed.

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£80m available for Redcar steel workers after government rejects plea for state aid

2 Oct 2015

The government is providing up to £80m to support workers affected by the mothballing of SSI’s steelmaking plant in Redcar but has rejected a request for state aid from the company.

Researchers have measured how the atoms within electrically insulating solids reorient due to an applied electric field. Shown here for Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3, bismuth ions (purple) align along the electric field direction relative to their surrounding titanium i

Researchers observe atomic movements to better understand dielectric materials

2 Oct 2015

Researchers have measured the behaviour of atoms in dielectric materials exposed to an electric field, a development that will improve the understanding of the ubiquitous substance.

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Careers in the UK nuclear sector

16 Sep 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Power trip: As the UK’s nuclear plans take shape, so too will career opportunities for engineers in the sector.


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16 Sep 2015

A CMM is helping a jet engine manufacturer keep pace with the demands of the production line

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UAVs take on inspection role

16 Sep 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Aerial revolution: ‘Drones’ look set to become a valuable inspection tool for a range of applications.

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Sponsored feature: Cross technological borders with Océ

11 Sep 2015

Océ – A Canon Company at the forefront of digital printing technology, is looking for bright and ambitious engineers to work in an exciting, multidisciplinary environment.

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Tottenham students get first access to motion platform

1 Oct 2015

Spurs ambassador Ledley King attended the launch of the engineering design project, which will see students attempting to replicate virtual reality technology.

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Domestic and hazardous robots and tunnels under London

5 Oct 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Two ever-fascinating areas, developing robots for extreme environments and the home, and the underground structures beneath London, dominate this week’s events.

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Volkswagen scandal heralds more testing time for automotive

23 Sep 2015 | By Jason Ford

The scandal over Volkswagen’s manipulation of emissions data for its vehicles will have far-reaching effects on the regulation of the automobile industry, but history sugests the company may weather the storm.

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​UK’s impressive innovation record will continue to attract investment

5 Oct 2015

The UK’s success in securing its position as the world’s second-most innovative country in the world for the second year in a row will continue to attract investment in cutting edge research and development, says Karl Barnfather, patent attorney and chairman of intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers

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Tony Pixton, chief executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre

15 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Centre stage: The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s outgoing CEO discusses how the APC is helping new technology bridge the ‘valley of death’.

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October 1894: The aluminium torpedo boat

30 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

A wonder of its day, the first aluminium military vessel, a torpedo boat, caused a stir when it appeared in the Thames. But the wonder-metal had later problems

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