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Pavegen to provide Canary Wharf with sustainable energy boost

27 Apr 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A pilot project that aims to create electricity from the footfall of commuters is to be installed at London’s Canary Wharf this summer, helping the district to be more sustainable.

Lawrence Livermore researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing.

3D printed aerogels could aid energy storage

24 Apr 2015

Researchers have used 3D printing techniques to produce a graphene-based aerogel that could be used in applications including energy storage.

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Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved

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This week's poll: Solar Impulse

21 Apr 2015

The Solar Impulse aircraft is about to begin its Pacific crossing. Does this project represent any useful technological advances?

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Low oil prices – what do they mean for renewables?

10 Apr 2015

The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if  oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK

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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 Solar Impulse aircraft is about to begin its Pacific crossing. Does this project represent any useful technological advances?