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The first of Farringdon's tunnels was completed in November 2013

Farringdon: the birth of a station

15 Apr 2014 | By Jon Excell

Awkard geology and an ambitious scope make Farringdon station one of Crossrail’s most significant challenges. Jon Excell reports

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Why are engineering firms struggling to recruit graduates?

15 Apr 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Reports of a graduate engineer shortage are common yet competition for jobs remains fierce. Our roundtable panel proposed some potential solutions to the industry’s graduate problem.

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March 1936: First flight of the Hindenberg

By Stuart Nathan

The maiden test flights of the Zeppelin Hindenberg gave no hint of the disaster to come

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March 1917: Submarine warfare

By Stuart Nathan

As the First World War raged and following a shock attack on neutral merchant ships, the government was anxious to quell public concern about the threat to shipping posed by German U-boats

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April 1874: The 81-ton gun

By Stuart Nathan

Britain’s largest guns to date were designed for shipboard use aboard the Royal Navy’s latest warships

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Kongsberg's Hugin is one of the most popular deep water AUVs

Robotic submarines make waves in the oil and gas sector

15 Apr 2014 | By Jon Excell

The changing demands of the offshore energy sector are driving the uptake of unmanned submarines.

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The Engineer April 2014 Online

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Should every school have a 3D printer?

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Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

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