Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Petrol-electric hybrid aircraft is first to charge in-flight Video

26 Jan 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A hybrid power aircraft has been successfully tested in the UK in an important step towards cleaner low-carbon air travel.

Solar Impulse 2

Solar aircraft round-the-world route announced Video

20 Jan 2015

The round-the-world route for Solar Impulse 2 - an aircraft powered entirely by solar cells - has been announced today. 

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Deep freeze: Technology to explore Jupiter's icy moons

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

After the success of the 2014 comet landing, engineers are now turning their attention to future missions to the larger moons of Jupiter and the other gas giant planets, which may have watery oceans below a thick crust of ice.

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Accelerate Aerospace Innovation

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Reflections on boundary crossing

19 Jan 2015

Iain Gray has now left his position as chief executive of Innovate UK, and looks back on what he learned about how diferent sectors influence each other in unexpected ways

International CES 2015

Gadget fairs and cautious optimism

5 Jan 2015 | By Jason Ford

The new year seems to be heralding a period of uncertainty for business ahead of a long General Election campaign

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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. 

The firing of the first test missile from trials ship HMS Girdle Ness

​This week in 1959: A rare sighting of the Seaslug

19 Feb 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer gets its first look at the The Armstrong-Whitworth “Seaslug”, the UK Navy’s first guided surface to air missile

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