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Researchers at NC State University have developed a high-tech harness that is equipped with a suite of technologies to enhance communication between dogs and humans, with applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training pets

Working dogs equipped with high-tech tools

31 Oct 2014

Working dogs are to be fitted with a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication with their human handlers.

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Mercedes F1 power unit honoured as outstanding example of British engineering

30 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

The team behind the power unit at the heart of Mercedes’ recent Formula One success has been awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy for outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive industry.

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Alevo unveils utility-scale energy storage solution

29 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

New energy storage solution aims to reduce generation losses and encourage the renewables uptake

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Your questions answered: Crossrail

27 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Senior Crossrail engineers answer your questions on Europe’s biggest infrastructure project

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Beating the bugs

17 Oct 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

The Shellshock bug has highlighted just how vulnerable the Internet of Things is to attack — but are manufacturers taking cyber threats seriously?

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Understanding Industry 4.0: Factories go digital

17 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The UK’s first digital factory demonstrator aims to show how Industry 4.0 could benefit industrial equipment operators

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A partial solution to the pressing engineering skills problem

24 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

TRS, the industry’s latest attempt to tackle the skills shortage, glosses over the nuances of the issue - but any action is welcome. 

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6 key steps to getting a graduate job in engineering

17 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

No one said finding your first job would be easy but if you follow this guide you’ll be well placed to go after that engineering role of your dreams.

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HS3 shows the government still hasn't got the message

29 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The government risks losing public support for HS3 because it has apparently failed to learn from the mess it made of communicating the case for HS2.

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Schools under the spotlight

31 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

Are the UK’s schools doing enough to educate young people about the opportunities in industry?

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Ric Parker: Director of research and technology, Rolls Royce

17 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Rolls Royce’s research chief talks to Stephen Harris about the technologies that he believes could shape the future of the aerospace and energy sectors

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Shoulders of giants

24 Oct 2014

Rosary Abot explains how the Longitude and Queen Elizabeth Prizes can help spread the understanding that our world is built on the efforts of others

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October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

15 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

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