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28 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

India’s world famous rail network is looking skywards to cut costs and reduce emissions. 

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This week’s poll: Shoreham air show crash

25 Aug 2015

Following the tragic Shoreham air show crash, regulators have announced that vintage jets will now be prohibited from performing aerobatics over land at such events. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?

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Prime time for engineering

24 Aug 2015 | By Jason Ford

A TV production company is recruiting for a series aimed at reconnecting people to the engineers that are intrinsic to everyday life but are often forgotten.

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D-Railed: Old tube trains gain a new lease of life

21 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Vivarail is repurposing old District Line rolling stock for local and regional rail services. The Engineer took a ride.

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The report claims that the disparity in earning power can partially be explained by factors such as prior academic attainment and the type of university attended.

Default position: are university admissions killing the apprentice

17 Aug 2015 | By Jason Ford

It’s results time. And the annual rush to university is causing concern at Semta, the employer-led body that is working to ensure the right skills are available in engineering and advanced manufacturing.

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The BAE VR system uses laser tracking and a wand to allow users to interact with the vessels in a 3D environment.

Immersive worlds - How virtual reality is shaping our future Video

14 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

From designing the Royal Navy’s latest submarines, to training facial surgeons, virtual reality is finally making itself useful. 

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Blast from the past to show things to come

10 Aug 2015 | By Jason Ford

Motion control specialist Parker Hannifin is using an historic mobile cinema unit to show promotional films at this year’s Offshore Europe exhibition.

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7 Aug 2015 | By Jason Ford

Yesterday’s strike on the London Underground led Jason Ford to muse on whether it’s time for a fully-automated service

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Growth remains stagnant and rebalancing is still someway away, according to purchasing managers’ survey

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31 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Wade

110 million landmines are estimated to be buried worldwide, but new techniques are being developed to help remove these indiscrimate killers. 

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27 Jul 2015 | By Jason Ford

Manufacturing is enjoying the fruits of economic recovery, but concerns remain over skills and investment

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Tunnelling under the radar - How Crossrail quietly dug up London

24 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Wade

According to those working on the project, one of Crossrail’s biggest successes has been that many people are unaware of its existence. 

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