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Rapid single-electron sensor has promise for quantum devices

24 Apr 2015

A European team in Cambridge has designed a sensor that can detect the charge on a single electron in the fastest time ever recorded.

Lawrence Livermore researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing.

3D printed aerogels could aid energy storage

24 Apr 2015

Researchers have used 3D printing techniques to produce a graphene-based aerogel that could be used in applications including energy storage.

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UK researchers develop ultra-thin displays

24 Apr 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A team from Oxford University has created an entirely new class of ultra-thin, ultra-high resolution displays with nanosecond access speed and no power consumption in static mode.

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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


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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Your questions answered: tidal lagoons

23 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Ton Fijen answers your questions on the development of tidal lagoon schemes in Britain. Stuart Nathan reports

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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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To see ourselves as others see us

22 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Society holds up a mirror to engineering, showing the profession how it is regarded. Here, Stuart takes a look at some recent examples of real and fictional engineers and STEM workers on screen and stage, and observes a worrying liking for booze, questionable ethics and some appealing housing.

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Take part in The Engineer Salary Survey 2015

14 Apr 2015

Are you paid fairly? Could you earn more in another sector? How much could you earn if you take the next step in your career? We’re conducting an industry-wide salary survey designed to give you the answers to those very questions.

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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 Solar Impulse aircraft is about to begin its Pacific crossing. Does this project represent any useful technological advances?