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Careers in the UK nuclear sector

16 Sep 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Power trip: As the UK’s nuclear plans take shape, so too will career opportunities for engineers in the sector.


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16 Sep 2015

A CMM is helping a jet engine manufacturer keep pace with the demands of the production line


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October 1894: The aluminium torpedo boat

By Stuart Nathan

A wonder of its day, the first aluminium military vessel, a torpedo boat, caused a stir when it appeared in the Thames. But the wonder-metal had later problems


August 1915: The Board of Invention

By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer’s opinions on the foreruners of today’s Research Councils were sceptical and, to today’s eyes, surprisingly jaundiced

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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



Lightweight armour occupies defence sector

14 Sep 2015 | By Helen Knight

The defence industry is working intensively on lighter body armour.


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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?