Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Defence

The technology could be used to monitor hostage situations

Wi-Fi detection system sees through walls

6 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

UK researchers have demonstrated a target detection system that uses existing Wi-Fi signals to track and monitor moving bodies through walls.

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First F-35B hover over Fort Worth Video

6 Nov 2014

For the first time in the F-35 program, test pilots have performed a hover in a B-model aircraft at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas F-35 factory.

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On target: defence career guide for graduate engineers

8 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

Defence  - which brings in one of the widest ranges of engineering disciplines of any sector - offers graduates a host of opportunities at the cutting edge of technology

Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Warfighter wearables: how advanced display technology is shaping the soldier of the future

17 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Head-mounted virtual and augmented reality display technology is beginning to make a mark in the defence sector.

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Apprentices

Apprenticeships, infrastructure and innovation

17 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

Apprenticeships represent an incredible chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace, but are enough people taking the opportunity?

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Honouring yesterday's engineers and the creativity of tomorrow's engineers

3 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

The unveiling of a statue of one of the leading engineers of Britain’s Age of Steam marks the beginning of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. 

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Inflexible

April 1874: The 81-ton gun

23 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Britain’s largest guns to date were designed for shipboard use aboard the Royal Navy’s latest warships

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March 1917: Submarine warfare

5 Mar 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As the First World War raged and following a shock attack on neutral merchant ships, the government was anxious to quell public concern about the threat to shipping posed by German U-boats

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