Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Your questions answered: Crossrail

27 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Senior Crossrail engineers answer your questions on Europe’s biggest infrastructure project

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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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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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With UK electricity capacity expected to reach a seven year low this winter (4 per cent) which of the following should be prioritised in order to keep the lights on?