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UK research aims for pervasive mobile robotics

2 Mar 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Scientists are developing mobile robotic systems with situational awareness for use in sectors including space, defence and agriculture.


Talking drones to improve airspace safety Video

27 Feb 2015

Researchers in Australia have developed a drone that talks with air traffic controllers.


Technology will help architects 3D print concrete moulds

26 Feb 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A giant 3D printer capable of producing moulds up to the size of a phone box will allow architects to bring their creativity to life through the creation of freeform concrete designs.

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Tuning in the factory

16 Feb 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Radio frequency identification is helping to pave the way for a new era in creating bespoke products on the assembly line.

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Winning formula: Inside the Mercedes PU106A power unit

9 Feb 2015 | By Helen Knight

The hybrid power unit used by Mercedes in the 2014 F1 season has been hailed as one of the most efficient gasoline powertrains ever produced. Helen Knight explains why. 

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In touch with reality: the digital future of the factory

5 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

New digital design processes and tools are revolutionising the manufacturing industry.

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Which engineering roles are in the UK’s top 10 jobs for 2015?

26 Feb 2015

A new report has revealed that engineers are among the most in-demand professionals.

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Playing the field: opportunities in the oil and gas industry

20 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Low oil prices have hit recruitment in the sector, but there are still good opportunities if you know where to look. Stephen Harris reports

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Subcon: The biggest subcontracting event this century

5 Feb 2015

With exhibitor bookings around 25% ahead of this time last year, Subcon 2015 is set to be the biggest UK subcontracting show in over 15 years.

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Protecting industry in the North Sea

25 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

North Sea oil is facing a critical period, with low oil prices coinciding with falling production in older fields. Industry and government must tread carefully to ensure the industry, and its associated skills base, does not decline prematurely.

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The Forth Bridge, and mastering water power today

2 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

Briefing looks both forward and backward today, marking the anniversary of one of Britain’s most iconic Victorian structures and the announcement of bold plans in tidal energy

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Liquid logic: Peter Dearman, inventor of the liquid-air engine

10 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Peter Dearman has spent almost his entire adult  life considering the possibilities of an engine that runs on liquid nitrogen.

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Cuadrilla's fracking operation in Lancashire

Engineers have a vital role to play in explaining the benefits of fracking

19 Feb 2015

The IMechE’s Dr Tim Fox explains why we must press ahead with UK shale gas exploration – and ensure the public knows why.

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February 1906: The valveless motor car

25 Feb 2015 | 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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