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Out of the cage: Rethinking robotics

18 Jun 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

A new breed of robots is emerging that could help labour-intensive industries to cut costs and boost efficiency.

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Sponsored feature: Shell's quest to close the gender gap

16 Jun 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Oil and gas has long been a male-dominated industry. But things are beginning to change, and one of the companies helping to lead the way is one of the biggest firms in the sector: Shell.

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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

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

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February 1906: The valveless motor car

By Jon Excell

The early 20th century was awash with automotive innovations, some of which went onto to dominate the industry over the following decades, whilst others didn’t quite have the transformative impact their inventors expected.

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Jewel in the crown: Rolls-Royce's single-crystal turbine blade casting foundry

8 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

An ancient form of metalworking is being used to create turbine blades for jet engines.

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