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Lightbulb moment for graphene

1 Apr 2015 | By Jason Ford

The global race to commercialise graphene has moved forward with the opening of the National Graphene Institute and imminent launch of a light bulb containing the material.

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Renewable investment rebounds, but challenges remain

1 Apr 2015

A sharp increase in global investment in renewable energy after two years of decline, with developing countries increasing their commitments, masks uncertainty in Europe

The research has demonstrated that an amputee can use just his or her thoughts to grasp with a bionic hand

US researchers demonstrate thought-controlled bionic hand

1 Apr 2015

A non-invasive brain-machine interface could help usher in a new geration of smart prosthetics claim researchers

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Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved

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Pumped storage: a new project for Wales

31 Mar 2015

A new pumped storage scheme for emergency electricity generation is to take shape in North Wales’s Snowdonia National Park. The SPH development team explain the thinking and the engineering behind the project.

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What it’s really like to work for a small engineering firm?

26 Mar 2015

Big firms offer prestige – and top starting salaries – but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can often give you a much broader engineering experience.

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Light at the end of the tunneling for London Power Tunnels

Power to the people

30 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A major milestone for London’s infrastructure and a new diversity drive aimed attracting girls into engineering education mark this week’s briefing

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Just for fun: you’re more likely to become a billionaire with an engineering degree

1 Apr 2015

Did you know that over a fifth of the world’s billionaires are engineering graduates? 

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The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns on 24 & 25 April

18 Mar 2015

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition on 24 & 25 April 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, offers a great opportunity to meet recruiters from the industry’s top employers.

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David Cameron meets apprentices at BAE Systems

Keep up the pressure during the campaign

1 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Politicians don’t need reassurance from the engineering and manufacturing sectors. They need continuing pressure on the challenges facing the sectors

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Light at the end of the tunneling for London Power Tunnels

Power to the people

30 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A major milestone for London’s infrastructure and a new diversity drive aimed attracting girls into engineering education mark this week’s briefing

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Steve Austen, Chief engineer and engineering director of Supacat

6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Top cat: The RNLI’s former chief engineer has joined specialist vehicle manufacturer Supacat at an exciting time.

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Intelligent Energy's fuel cell stacks

Intellectual decision

16 Mar 2015

Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor

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March 1914: George Westinghouse

4 Mar 2015 | 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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As the General Election campaign passes the official start point, which of the major parties do you think has the best policies for the manufacturing sector?