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Christofer Toumazou, Regius professor of biomedical engineering at Imperial College London

Health creators

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The inventors behind some of today’s most exciting medical devices explain how they brought their ideas to market

The Iter tokamak will be the world's largest fusion reactor

Fusion foundations: the civil challenges underpinning Iter

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As construction of Iter begins, Stuart Nathan looks at the fusion reactor’s supporting structures

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David Hughes

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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July 1873: High speed rail

By Jon Excell

An editorial from the early days of The Engineer illustrates our long-held obsession with rapid train travel

Christopher Cockerell, inventor of the hovercraft, pushing his prototype machine

June 1959: The birth of the hovercraft

By Jon Excell

Fifty five years ago this week The Engineer reported on the development of the first hovercraft

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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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Digital Edition

The Engineer August Digi Issue

Poll

Several recent discoveries have indicated that it might be possible to use graphene as the basis for biocompatible implants to replace lost senses such as sight and interfacing with prosthetics. How likely is this, and what are the main roadblocks?

Previous Poll

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?

Read and comment on the results here

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