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Silent flight: developing hybrid aircraft

18 May 2015 | By Helen Knight

Siemens and Airbus are on a mission to introduce hybrid aircraft  that can carry up to 90 passengers by 2035.

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New University hopes to provide a pipeline of 'industry-ready' engineers

21 May 2015 | By Stephen Harris

A group proposing the UK’s first new university in 30 years believes it’s time for a revolution in the way we teach engineering

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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

The car was described by The Engineer as 'resembling a punt'

February 1906: The valveless motor car

By Jon Excell

The early 20th century was awash with automotive innovations, some of which went onto to dominate the industry over the following decades, whilst others didn’t quite have the transformative impact their inventors expected.

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The only way is down

11 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Could underground engineering help solve cities’ overcrowding problems?

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The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?