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Driverless cars promise to make motoring safer

Look, no hands?

30 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

There are still many issues to be resolved before autonomous vehicles can be allowed on Britain’s roads. Here are just a few of them.

Cuadrilla's fracking operation in Lancashire

Power games

23 Jul 2014 | By Jon Excell

The current stand-off with Russia should prompt us to get serious about energy independence

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Launching the Queen of the Navy

29 Jul 2014

On 4 July 2014 the Aircaft Carrier programme hit national headlines with the naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth. But as guest blogger David Downs explains, this marks the start of the most challenging phase of the build

Poll: Discouraging diesel

29 Jul 2014

London Mayor Boris Johnson is lobbying for a £10 additional charge for diesel cars to drive into Central London by 2020, and for road tax on diesel cars and all pre-2006 cars to  be increased, to counter air pollution. What option most closely matches your opinion on this?

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Commemorating engineers' role in WW1

28 Jul 2014 | By Jason Ford

In the centenary year of the 20th Century’s devastating conflict, the spotlight falls on how British engineers supported the military effort while themselves making great sacrifices.

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Universities must prove they can help close the skills gap

18 Jul 2014

Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.

Harrison

How Engineers can win the Longitude Prize, again

24 Jun 2014

Voting for the Longitude Prize closes tomorrow. Here, Longitude Committee member and vice-president for external affairs at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prof Martyn Thomas, explains how engineers could contribute to the shortlisted project options.

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Six ways to get more out of University inventions

5 Jun 2014

Isis Innovation team leader Richard Holliday explains how universites can succeed at technology transfer and take more of their intellectual property to the market

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An environmental solution to the engineering skills gap

28 Apr 2014

Young women’s concern for the environment could be harnessed to help address the severe gender gap in engineering, says EngD student and prize-winning essayist Laura Pickard.

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Digital Edition

The Engineer July Digi Issue

Poll

London Mayor Boris Johnson is lobbying for a £10 additional charge for diesel cars to drive into Central London by 2020, and for road tax on diesel cars and all pre-2006 cars to be increased, to counter air pollution. What option most closely matches your opinion on this?

Previous Poll

Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

Read and comment on the results here

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