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The Engineer Q&A: Hadron Collider restart

20 Apr 2015

A rare opportunity to quiz the engineers enabling the world’s leading investigation into the nature of the universe


ISS laser plan to clear space debris

21 Apr 2015

Japanese engineers are proposing using the ISS to test a space-based system combining a telescope with a high-power laser to blast space debris out of orbit

Chemical phase map showing how the electrochemical discharge of iron fluoride microwires proceeded from 0 per cent discharge (left), to 50 per cent (middle), to 95 per cent

Visualisation study sheds light on energy storage

21 Apr 2015

Researchers have developed an X-ray imaging technique to visualise the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing iron fluoride, an advance that may improve energy storage.

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Building momentum

17 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The construction of the Bloodhound SSC supersonic vehicle is nearing completion.


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

ICE This is Civil Engineering

7 civil engineering projects transforming the UK right now (and the employers building them)

16 Apr 2015

We rundown some of the most interesting projects in the Institution of Civil Engineers’ This is Civil Engineering campaign.

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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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Manufacturing and industry are sorely missing from the general election campaign

8 Apr 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Politicians need to remember the potential they have to help reshape Britain’s economy and why doing so could make the rest of their job much easier.

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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?