Defence

Newer landmines tend to be made of plastic rather than metal, like the one pictured.

Landmine detection project gets financial backing

30 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Wade

System that uses 3D camera technology receives funding from Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity Find A Better Way.

The boxfish has survived in the oceans for the past 35 million years.

Boxfish shell could inspire new form of body armour

30 Jul 2015

The boxfish’s hexagonal scales fuse together to provide both strength and flexibility.

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Job security: Opportunities in combating cyber crime

16 Jul 2015 | By Helen Knight

The growing threat of cyber crime is creating a wide range of career opportunities for engineers.

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The race to remanufacture

16 Jul 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

3D printing is giving old machines and equipment a new lease of life. But can the new technology perform as well as the original part?

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F35

Could we still fly the flag?

29 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The RAF has the fewest fighter aircraft in its history, but hasn’t flown an all-British fighter for decades. Other countries build their own and sell them abroad. Why don’t we?

It's estimated that around 110 million landmines are buried in 70 countries around the world.

Minefield clearance requires innovation and investment

31 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Wade

110 million landmines are estimated to be buried worldwide, but new techniques are being developed to help remove these indiscrimate killers. 

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AVRO Lincoln

February 1946: the last of the piston-engined bombers

4 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Soon to be superseded by the jet-powered V-bombers, the Lincoln represented the last gasp of WWII technology for the RAF.

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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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