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E-borders fiasco highlights the need for expert scrutiny

20 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The fiasco over the cancellation of the contract with Raytheon to deliver the UK’s e-borders system could have been avoided if more engineers were involved in decision making.

Poll: Graphene and implants

19 Aug 2014

Several recent discoveries have indicated that it might be possible to use graphene as the basis for biocompatible implants to replace lost senses such as sight and interfacing with prosthetics. How likely is this, and what are the main roadblocks?

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Gearing up for Formula E Video

18 Aug 2014 | By Jason Ford

Pre-season testing begins this week for next month’s hotly anticipated all-electric motor-racing spectacular

Pupils from the London Borough of Hackney's Academy of Excellence, Haggerston School and City Academy pass with flying colours

Helping the inner city spread its wings

15 Aug 2014 | By Jason Ford

Taking to the air without an engine is a thrilling exerience, and one that aerospace organisation The Air League is using to give inner-city students a taste for careers in the sector.

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The developing climate for change

13 Aug 2014 | By Jon Excell

Despite accounting for a rising share of greenhouse gas emissions, developing nations are investing heavily in the technology that could help address climate change

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M2M beyond the enterprise: the rise of the connected SME

7 Aug 2014

Phil Skipper, Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone Group explains how machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, a component of the ‘internet of things’, can help smaller companies to compete

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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.

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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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The Engineer August Digi Issue

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Several recent discoveries have indicated that it might be possible to use graphene as the basis for biocompatible implants to replace lost senses such as sight and interfacing with prosthetics. How likely is this, and what are the main roadblocks?

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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?

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