Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Energy

UC doctoral student Yan Jin

Polymer-based photovoltaics show promise against silicon and germanium

4 Mar 2015

A blend of conjugated polymers could one day make solar power lighter, cheaper and more efficient, claim researchers in the US.

oil and gas

​This oil and gas engineering firm is actually creating graduate jobs - despite the industry downturn

26 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Universal Engineering needs new exployees to help it keep up with international demand for ’underwater cities’ of drilling equipment.

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Forth Rail Bridge

The Forth Bridge, and mastering water power today

2 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

Briefing looks both forward and backward today, marking the anniversary of one of Britain’s most iconic Victorian structures and the announcement of bold plans in tidal energy

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Capital projects and safe fracking

23 Feb 2015 | By Jason Ford

Best practise for fracking to ensure gas can be harvested safely come under focus this week, along with engineering in London and the EEF’s National Conference 

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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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Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?