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The technology could be used to thwart UAV-based terror attacks

Drone defence system could thwart UAV terror attacks

9 Oct 2015

UK engineers have unveiled technology designed to identify and disable rogue UAVs

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Fracking wells linked to high-risk pregnancies

9 Oct 2015

Johns Hopkins study found women living near fracking wells were up to 40 per cent more likely to give birth prematurely.

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Flexible electrodes promise more effective brain function studies Video

9 Oct 2015

A system for implanting electrodes in the brain which do not damage the tissues they are supposed to be studying may help doctors gain better understanding of neurological diseases and disorders

Patented computer vision techniques and geometric algorithms distinguish between empty and occupied seats.

Automated system for detecting car passengers Video

9 Oct 2015

Xerox’s Vehicle Passenger Detection System boasts upwards of 95 per cent accuracy and could encourage carpooling.

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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.

Entrants need to upload photos of their bridges to Instagram before October 19.

JLR wants grads to build bridges from newspaper

9 Oct 2015

Entrants need to post photos of their bridges to Instagram before October 19.

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The alternatives for UK nuclear

7 Oct 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

As uncertainty continues over current proposals for imported reactor technologies, we need to look seriously at alternatives. It would be complete folly if Britain’s nuclear scientists did not work on developing new reactor technologies, even though it’s a long and expensive journey to undertake.

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Warm leatherette: sort out security and let autonomy flourish Video

9 Oct 2015 | By Jason Ford

Driverless vehicle technology promises to make the roads safer and the UK richer, but whilst the technology roadmap is clear, the concept still poses more questions than it answers

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Social Innovation in transport clears the road for a safer, healthier world

7 Oct 2015

Klaus Dieter Rennert, Chief Executive for EMEA-CIS, Hitachi Ltd., discusses the societal benefits which can be achieved from investment and increased connectivity in transport.

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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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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?