Sunday, 21 December 2014



This post-grad student just designed a 3D-printed, rocket-powered spaceplane… in his spare time

17 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Harris

An engineering doctorate and an exciting side project led Chris Dodd to a coveted job helping redesign Rolls-Royce jet engines.


Energy saving inkjet paints with precision

11 Dec 2014 | By Julia Pierce

A new digital inkjet technology from a UK-based research and development company promises to cut the cost of customising vehicles, white goods and architectural surfaces, while also saving energy.


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National Air Traffic Services come in for a bumpy landing

15 Dec 2014 | By Jason Ford

Disruption to the UK’s air traffic system last Friday has left observers asking if two failures in a critical national infrastructure system within a year are acceptable.


Helicopters give latest technologies a whirl

12 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Sub-zero temperatures and altitude couldn’t stop The Engineer reporting on the entry into service of Airbus’s latest helicopter, set to save lives in the Dolomites with Divine help


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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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The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?