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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

TE Stanmore robot surgery

Could engineers help improve the NHS?

25 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

A new report calls for hospitals to have their own chief engineer. But would their skills be limited by a management role?

Poll: Russia and the UK's energy security

22 Jul 2014

What influence, if any, should current tensions with Russia have on UK energy policy?

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HS2 makes an early arrival in Birmingham Video

21 Jul 2014 | By Jason Ford

The construction headquarters of the new high-speed rail network are to be moved to England’s Second City as part of a £130m investment.

Does a UK space port actually make sense?

Spaceport support?

18 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

The prospect of a UK spaceport being built has generated plenty of public excitement but does it actually make sense for the aerospace industry?

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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.

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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.

Nanopore

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

Should deepening tensions with Russia - and concerns over the impact of economic sanctions - influence the UK's energy policy?

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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