Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Beating the bugs

17 Oct 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

The Shellshock bug has highlighted just how vulnerable the Internet of Things is to attack — but are manufacturers taking cyber threats seriously?

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Understanding Industry 4.0: Factories go digital

17 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The UK’s first digital factory demonstrator aims to show how Industry 4.0 could benefit industrial equipment operators

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October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

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September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option

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September 1860: Fisher’s washing machine

By Jon Excell

Nearly half a century before the world’s first electric domestic washing machine was introduced The Engineer reported on a novel domestic washing machine that employed a strikingly different concept to today’s rotary machines.

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Innovation pipeline: technology transfer in the oil industry

13 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Stuart Nathan looks at how and why the oil and gas sector uses technology transfer to solve its most pressing problems

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Boeing is sponsoring the latest in a series of 'build-a-plane challenges', where schools build a light aircraft from a kit which students later fly in as passengers. Is this a good model for attracting students to STEM careers and giving them a taste of what day-today life is like for engineers?