X-ray development allows 3D studies without synchrotron

31 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Danish spin-out works with Zeiss to bring sybchrotron capability to the materials lab

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Vattenfall scraps UK wind project after subsidy cuts

31 Jul 2015 | By Zak Bentley

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has scrapped a planned 69 MW wind project in Lincolnshire, after government subsidy cuts “introduced increased risk in the process”.

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New approach to masking estimated to save £45m in production costs Video

30 Jul 2015

In this week’s video, Sam Ashworth from BAE Systems explains how advanced new masking tape will help save the defence company around £45m in production costs over the next 20 years.

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.

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Video: Women in engineering discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry Video

30 Jul 2015

A panel of female engineers speaks about engineering apprenticeships and what to expect as a woman on the shop floor. 

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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Norton Motorcycles reveals £7.5m project to boost manufacturing and skills

30 Jul 2015

A new training academy and manufacturing facilities have been announced as part of a £7.5m project by Norton Motorcycles.


Renishaw posts 'incredible' results as turnover nears £500m

29 Jul 2015 | By Will Stirling

Renishaw’s full-year results reveal a record turnover of nearly £495m, record profits, a rock solid balance sheet and cash position.


Failure to consider human factors led to SpaceShipTwo crash, investigators find

29 Jul 2015

A failure to consider and protect against human error has been cited as a reason for the in-flight break up of SpaceShipTwo in October 2014.

Engineers investigating ballast migration.

​EPSRC-funded research points to current and future rail improvements

29 Jul 2015

Five-year research programme concludes better track infrastructure could reduce delays and save millions of pounds.

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Lobster optics to protect communications agsainst space X-rays

29 Jul 2015

An optical system developed in the UK could help detect harmful electromagnetic events caused by solar storms


Cash prize offered for automated harvester that replaces manual labour

29 Jul 2015

A cash prize of $200,000 is being offered to the innovator who develops an automated blueberry-harvesting machine that can replace manual labour.

Students on placement can expect to earn £15,600pa

Jaguar Land Rover welcomes record intake of undergraduate placements

28 Jul 2015 | By Jason Ford

If you judge a prospective employer on its investment intentions then prepare to be impressed: in the next financial year Jaguar Land Rover is investing £3.6bn in products and facilities, and its focus on new talent is as keen as ever.


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Below average wind speeds could impact US wind energy project yields

17 Jul 2015 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

Wind speeds will continue to be below average in many regions of the US this year due to the persistent effects of El Niño, Finland-based forecasting technology provider Vaisala has predicted.


UK, France and three others may miss binding EU renewables targets

18 Jun 2015 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

Several European member states including Britain run the risk of missing their 2020 renewable energy targets, according to the latest progress report from the European Commission.

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Global solar installations projected to reach 540GW in 2019

11 Jun 2015 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

The total volume of global solar power installations could reach 540GW within just five years, more than triple the 178GW of solar capacity that is now installed worldwide, according to findings from trade body SolarPower Europe’s latest Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2015-2019. 

Red Cross solar blood bank is a cheap and economical way using green eco-friendly technology

Engineering a response to Nepalese earthquakes

14 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

Engineers are using their expertise to help the people of earthquake-hit Nepal.


US wind financing surges 82 per cent to $7.1bn

15 Apr 2015 | By Jessica Mills Davies

The US witnessed an 82 per cent surge in wind energy project financing following the release of guidance last year that clarified the qualifying criteria for the wind energy Production Tax Credit.


Alevo targets growth through acquisitions and factory ramp-up

20 Feb 2015 | By Jessica Mills Davies

Alevo has hit the ground running since it emerged from stealth mode in October 2014, with a 700MWh per year production line already under its belt that is due to come online in July this year. 


Falling oil prices unlikely to impact renewable energy projects

7 Jan 2015 | By Jessica Mills Davies

The decline in Brent crude oil prices is unlikely to have a detrimental impact on the bankability of renewable energy projects, claim industry sources.


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