Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Defence

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Skills and finance key to £30bn supply chain boost

20 Oct 2014

The UK economy could be £30bn better off by 2025 if concerted efforts are made now to revitalise domestic supply chains.

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HMS Artful completes successful maiden dive Video

9 Oct 2014

The Royal Navy’s latest hunter-killer submarine has successfully completed her maiden dive prior to sea trials in 2015.

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3D mapping technique has functions in forensics and precision machining Video

8 Oct 2014

Researchers have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates high-definition 3D maps of surfaces at distances of up to 10.5m.

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Electronics

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in two minutes and has a lifespan of over 20 years

Battery advance promises faster recharging

14 Oct 2014

Scientists claim to have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in two minutes.

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Silicon solution for qubit quandary

13 Oct 2014

Research teams have found solutions to challenges facing the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.

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Crumpled ‘graphene paper’ has potential to store energy

6 Oct 2014

Layers of graphene can be bonded and then deformed to form a material with potential uses in flexible electronic devices.

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Medical

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Skills and finance key to £30bn supply chain boost

20 Oct 2014

The UK economy could be £30bn better off by 2025 if concerted efforts are made now to revitalise domestic supply chains.

Calming a crisis

Engineers have important role in helping to combat Ebola

9 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

Engineers are urgently required to help relieve the Ebola crisis in the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Imaging experts awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry

8 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry has gone to three scientists who developed technologies which allow optical microscopes to obtain images of biological structures on the nanometre scale.

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Rail & Marine

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Skills and finance key to £30bn supply chain boost

20 Oct 2014

The UK economy could be £30bn better off by 2025 if concerted efforts are made now to revitalise domestic supply chains.

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Robots set sail on scientific mission

3 Oct 2014

A fleet of aquatic robots has set sail off southwest England to collect scientific data about ocean processes and marine life.

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Easy-to-pilot personal submarine set for launch Video

28 Aug 2014

The inventor of a new personal submarine set to launch next week is hoping to create a new niche market for would-be adventurers who have no professional training in underwater navigation.

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Poll

Boeing is sponsoring the latest in a series of 'build-a-plane challenges', where schools build a light aircraft from a kit which students later fly in as passengers. Is this a good model for attracting students to STEM careers and giving them a taste of what day-today life is like for engineers?