Friday, 19 December 2014

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Chernobyl's giant shield takes shape Video

16 Dec 2014 | By Jon Excell

Engineers have made huge progress on the construction of Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement, an immense shield that will replace the infamous reactor’s crumbling sarcophagus

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Science 'personal priority' for Osborne

3 Dec 2014

Measures to boost skills, science and infrastructure have been outlined today by the chancellor George Osborne.

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Driven by diversity: Bechtel's global rail boss Ailie MacAdam

18 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

Ailie MacAdam, one of the UK’s top engineers, is determined to use her success to inspire industry’s next generation of women

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Power Dressing: why it's exoskeleton time

15 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Technological and societal trends have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.

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Lessons from the past inform fitness for the future

12 Dec 2014

Professor David Balmforth emphasises the role that infrastructure plays in supporting society at the beginning of his year as president of the Instiution of Civil Engineers

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This week in 1884: Excavating the Panama Canal

17 Jul 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer’s report on the machines used to create one of the modern engineering wonders of the world included hints at some of the terrible troubles it would go on to face.

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This week in 1883: Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York

29 May 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer gave a detailed report of both the engineering behind the bridge that began the architectural transformation of New York and the tragic circumstances of its construction.

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