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Here comes the sun: India’s trains go solar Video

28 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

India’s world famous rail network is looking skywards to cut costs and reduce emissions. 

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What does 'the great fall of China' mean for British industry?

26 Aug 2015 | By Jon Excell

Global concern is growing over China’s economic turmoil. But could a weakened Chinese industrial base be good for the UK in the longer term?

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This week’s poll: Shoreham air show crash

25 Aug 2015

Following the tragic Shoreham air show crash, regulators have announced that vintage jets will now be prohibited from performing aerobatics over land at such events. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?

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Prime time for engineering

24 Aug 2015 | By Jason Ford

A TV production company is recruiting for a series aimed at reconnecting people to the engineers that are intrinsic to everyday life but are often forgotten.

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D-Railed: Old tube trains gain a new lease of life

21 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Vivarail is repurposing old District Line rolling stock for local and regional rail services. The Engineer took a ride.

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Getting to grips with the ‘Productivity Puzzle’

12 Aug 2015

Viewpoint Steven Barr, Head of Manufacturing at the Business Growth Service, explains why the manufacturing sector could hold the key to increased productivity

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Moving away from the centre ground – why decentralising energy is key for the future of the UK

24 Jul 2015

Following recent reports predicting a spare National Grid capacity of just 1.2% this winter - the lowest in a decade - Peter Rolton, Chairman of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, gives his views on why decentralised energy sources are the future.

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The appliance of science

13 Jul 2015

Collaboration is the linchpin of modern scientific progress, says the chief executive officer of the UK’s Diamond Light Source

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Devil in the detail: negotiating supplier contracts requires close scrutiny

10 Jul 2015

At a time when major automotive manufacturers have consolidated their supplier base, sourcing alternative components suppliers to meet their exact specifications may not be straightforward. 

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Getting the makers marching: 3D printing and the next generation of British engineers

1 Jul 2015

Viewpoint Chris Elsworthy, chief executive of CEL and creator of the Robox 3D printer, on how 3D printing can inspire the engineers and innovators of tomorrow

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Let the sun shine in

8 Jun 2015

The drive for clean technology has resulted in a ‘race to the top’ for the photovoltaic research community, says Prof Ravi Silva

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Latin America: time for the UK to look West

2 Jun 2015

British businesses should shun outdated assumptions and explore a valuable market, says Santiago Klein of McBains Cooper

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Where Did All The Money Go?

19 May 2015 | By David Falzani

The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.

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​Looking for tomorrow’s engineering leaders

8 May 2015

Neil Hopkinson of the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy explains the importance of teaching leadership skills to engineering students

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Election reaction: Government must embrace a long-term industrial plan

8 May 2015

EEF chief Terry Scuoler sets out of a manufacturing wish-list for the incoming government

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Following the tragic Shoreham air show crash, regulators have announced that vintage jets will now be prohibited from performing aerobatics over land at such events. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree.



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