The fracking industry has grown in rapidly in the US in recent years

Fracking wells linked to high-risk pregnancies

9 Oct 2015

Johns Hopkins study found women living near fracking wells were up to 40 per cent more likely to give birth prematurely.

Representatives from the University of Warwick and National Grid sign the MoU.

Warwick University expands partnership with National Grid

8 Oct 2015

Organisations will collaborate in new areas such as big data and energy storage.


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Careers in the UK nuclear sector

16 Sep 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Power trip: As the UK’s nuclear plans take shape, so too will career opportunities for engineers in the sector.



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The alternatives for UK nuclear

7 Oct 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

As uncertainty continues over current proposals for imported reactor technologies, we need to look seriously at alternatives. It would be complete folly if Britain’s nuclear scientists did not work on developing new reactor technologies, even though it’s a long and expensive journey to undertake.


Domestic and hazardous robots and tunnels under London

5 Oct 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Two ever-fascinating areas, developing robots for extreme environments and the home, and the underground structures beneath London, dominate this week’s events.


Built by the UK's General Electric Company, it was Japan's first nuclear reactor

March 1959: Japan's first nuclear power station

12 Mar 2013 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s 1959 article on Japan’s first nuclear power station, is a poignant reminder of both the UK’s diminished expertise in this area, and the impact of the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?