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Commons transport committee sounds warning on driverless cars

6 Mar 2015 | By Jon Excell

Driverless cars could improve road safety and benefit the economy, but government must draw up clear plans for how they will be regulated, an influential group of MPs has claimed.


Lockheed laser blasts truck from over a mile away

5 Mar 2015

Lockheed Martin has deployed a 30kW fibre laser weapon to disable the engine of a truck.


Urine powered fuel cells are set to light up refugee camps Video

5 Mar 2015

A university urinal is being used to test the effectiveness of urine-powered microbial fuel cells.

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Your questions answered: 3d bioprinting

6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Experts answer your questions on the emerging field of 3D bioprinting.


Tuning in the factory

16 Feb 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Radio frequency identification is helping to pave the way for a new era in creating bespoke products on the assembly line.

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Winning formula: Inside the Mercedes PU106A power unit

9 Feb 2015 | By Helen Knight

The hybrid power unit used by Mercedes in the 2014 F1 season has been hailed as one of the most efficient gasoline powertrains ever produced. Helen Knight explains why. 

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Red Bull Racing is looking for engineering students to join its team

5 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Five students are being offered a spot on the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy placement scheme, which includes eight months with the Red Bull Formula One racing team.


How to prepare for your first engineering job interview

5 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Engineers face particular challenges when applying for their first job. Here are our tips for being the best you can be on interview day.

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Subcon: The biggest subcontracting event this century

5 Feb 2015

With exhibitor bookings around 25% ahead of this time last year, Subcon 2015 is set to be the biggest UK subcontracting show in over 15 years.

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The Koenigsegg Regera was one of a number of high performance hybrids unveiled in Geneva

Auto industry shows appetite for change

4 Mar 2015 | By Jon Excell

The announcements from this year’s Geneva motor show are a reminder that industry’s doors are well and truly open to developers of disruptive technology

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A long journey for LISA

6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The ‘exquisite’ Lisa Pathfinder spacecraft demonstrates how pushing the limits of science in spasce expands the capabilities of engineering on Earth

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Liquid logic: Peter Dearman, inventor of the liquid-air engine

10 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Peter Dearman has spent almost his entire adult  life considering the possibilities of an engine that runs on liquid nitrogen.

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When should a manager not be a manager?

2 Mar 2015

Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting

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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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Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?