Monday, 20 October 2014
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Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid

Tunisian CSP plant to supply electricity to European grid

20 Oct 2014

Plans have been announced for TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power facility in Tunisia that would be connected to the European electricity grid.

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Didcot power station fire under control

20 Oct 2014

A serious fire at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire has been brought under control by firefighters.

Electron microscopy images of the porous graphene-based structure created by diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly

Graphene formed into porous 3D structures for use in batteries

17 Oct 2014

Researchers have constructed graphene into porous 3D structures for applications in devices such as batteries and supercapacitors.

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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.

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works believes a new compact fusion reactor (CFR) can be developed and deployed in under a decade

Lockheed claims fundamental fusion breakthrough Video

16 Oct 2014

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works believes a new compact fusion reactor (CFR) can be developed and deployed in under a decade.

Patient mock-up of surgical robot designed to treat epilepsy by entering the brain through the cheek

Surgical robot provides minimally invasive option for brain procedure

16 Oct 2014

Engineers have developed a robotic system to assist surgeons with a brain procedure to treat epilepsy.

Researchers have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to precisely control the structure and properties of metal components with greater precision than conventional manufacturing processes

Engineers control microstructure of metallic 3D printed parts

16 Oct 2014

Researchers have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to precisely control the structure and properties of metal components .

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Tata Steel in negotiations to sell Long Products Europe business

15 Oct 2014

Tata Steel looks set to sell its Long Products Europe business and associated distribution activities to Klesch following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the companies.

The "nose" of a fruit fly can identify odours from illicit drugs and explosives almost as accurately as wine odor

Fruit flies help in detection of explosives and drugs

15 Oct 2014

Receptors in a fruit fly’s olfactory system could help in the development of sensors that detect bombs and illicit drugs.

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Thermal technique makes clean crude replacement from mixed plastic waste

14 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

Millions of tonnes of waste plastic destined for landfill could be converted into a hydrocarbon-based commodity with a process developed by Recycling Technologies.

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The Engineer Q&A: Bloodhound SSC

14 Oct 2014

Your chance to question the team developing the first 1000mph car.

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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High-speed office fit-out Video

25 Jun 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Bloodhound’s newly unveiled cockpit was custom-designed by the driver who will make the 1000mph record attempt.

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HS2 chair calls for better national rail plan

18 Mar 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Britain needs to rethink its plans for the existing rail network if HS2 is to deliver maximum benefit for the country’s northern cities, the project’s new chairman said yesterday.

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Trade body calls for further tax breaks to boost UK aerospace

5 Feb 2014 | By Jason Ford

Britain’s commercial aerospace industry can sustain and build on its global market share with a three-pronged set of measures aimed at improving tax incentives.

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London raises flag on green taxi rollout

17 Jan 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Five manufacturers are planning to launch electric taxis in time for the 2018 start of London’s switchover to zero-emissions vehicles

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Proponents of Thames Estuary airport welcome extra scrutiny

8 Jan 2014 | By Stephen Harris

One of the firms proposing a Thames Estuary airport has welcomed the Airports Commission’s decision to further study the idea before finalising its shortlist of recommendations next year.

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Why the Airports Commission ruled out almost everything

18 Dec 2013 | By Stephen Harris

A Thames Estuary airport remains on the cards despite having many of the same problems as other proposals that have already been dismissed.

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Axed windfarm puts govt subsidy levels in spotlight

27 Nov 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The cancellation of one of the world’s largest planned offshore windfarms has highlighted the costs of next-generation turbine technology and the need for financial certainty, the renewables industry has warned.

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