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Device monitors noisy knees to diagnose osteoarthritis

24 Oct 2014

UK researchers have developed a device that identifies osteoarthritis through sounds emitted by the body.

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge

Software solution alleviates range anxiety

24 Oct 2014

New software estimates how much further electric vehicles can drive before they need to be recharged. 

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New plant to convert waste cooking oil into aviation biofuel

23 Oct 2014

Up to 500 million gallons of aviation biofuel will be made from waste cooking oil at a new demonstration facility in China.

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Beating the bugs

17 Oct 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard

The Shellshock bug has highlighted just how vulnerable the Internet of Things is to attack — but are manufacturers taking cyber threats seriously?

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Understanding Industry 4.0: Factories go digital

17 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The UK’s first digital factory demonstrator aims to show how Industry 4.0 could benefit industrial equipment operators

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Innovation pipeline: technology transfer in the oil industry

13 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Stuart Nathan looks at how and why the oil and gas sector uses technology transfer to solve its most pressing problems

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A partial solution to the pressing engineering skills problem

24 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

TRS, the industry’s latest attempt to tackle the skills shortage, glosses over the nuances of the issue - but any action is welcome. 

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6 key steps to getting a graduate job in engineering

17 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

No one said finding your first job would be easy but if you follow this guide you’ll be well placed to go after that engineering role of your dreams.

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A partial solution to the pressing engineering skills problem

24 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

TRS, the industry’s latest attempt to tackle the skills shortage, glosses over the nuances of the issue - but any action is welcome. 

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The off-the-shelf drone promises to be a popular gift this Christmas

The holly and the UAV

22 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

The rise of the do-it-yourself drone - which looks destined to become one of this year’s most popular festive gifts - is raising security and privacy concerns that could have implications for the wider UAV industry

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Parker is a vocal champion of the highly efficient open rotor engine concept

Ric Parker: Director of research and technology, Rolls Royce

17 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Rolls Royce’s research chief talks to Stephen Harris about the technologies that he believes could shape the future of the aerospace and energy sectors

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Shoulders of giants

24 Oct 2014

Rosary Abot explains how the Longitude and Queen Elizabeth Prizes can help spread the understanding that our world is built on the efforts of others

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October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

15 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

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