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Warfighter wearables: how advanced display technology is shaping the soldier of the future

17 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Head-mounted virtual and augmented reality display technology is begining to make a mark in the defence sector.

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Power and performance: the Formula E battery

16 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Williams overcame technical and time constraints to develop a battery for Formula E.

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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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July 1878: The invention of the microphone

By Stuart Nathan

Two prolific inventors, one still famous today, the other less so, clashed in the The Engineer over the invention of one of the key technologies of the modern world.

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Innovation in the UK niche vehicles sector

15 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports

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