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Power Dressing: why it's exoskeleton time

15 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Technological and societal trends have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.

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Turning dreams to reality is rarely risk free

18 Dec 2014 | By The Secret Engineer

Sad news reached my desk just as the last Secret Engineer Blog was sent.

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Royal deja-vu at Science Museum Engineering careers opening

17 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

A new gallery at the Science Museum aims to demonstrate to 11- to 15-year-olds the variety and skills involved in engineering careers

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This week's poll: the implications of cheaper oil

16 Dec 2014

The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?

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National Air Traffic Services come in for a bumpy landing

15 Dec 2014 | By Jason Ford

Disruption to the UK’s air traffic system last Friday has left observers asking if two failures in a critical national infrastructure system within a year are acceptable.

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Bright side of automation

18 Dec 2014

Even if some roles are replaced with robots, engineers and their associated skills will continue to be highly sought after, says the IET’s Stephanie Fernandes

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Lessons from the past inform fitness for the future

12 Dec 2014

Professor David Balmforth emphasises the role that infrastructure plays in supporting society at the beginning of his year as president of the Instiution of Civil Engineers

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Passing the maternity test

5 Dec 2014

Dawn Bonfield of the Women’s Engineering Society explains why it’s so important for companies not to let the skills of their female employees go to waste.

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Standing by renewables

20 Nov 2014

Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables

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It makes economic sense to stand by renewables

18 Nov 2014

Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables. 

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Shoulders of giants

24 Oct 2014

Rosary Abot explains how the Longitude and Queen Elizabeth Prizes can help spread the understanding that our world is built on the efforts of others

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Limits to the Entrepreneurial State

10 Oct 2014

David Bott questions whether the iconic supersonic airliner Concorde was a good example of state-sponsored innovation

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Rail is not a last resort

26 Sep 2014

Prof Andrew McNaughton, HS2’s chief engineer, gave us his vision for the future of Britain’s railways ahead of his IET lecture in late September

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The debt threat to manufacturing

5 Sep 2014

Despite the economic upturn, the strain of debt on the manufacturing sector’s smallest firms remains severe, says Mark Burgess, Chief Operations Officer at Debt Guard Solicitors.

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Engineering innovation: lessons from history

28 Aug 2014

Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today. 

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The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?