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The Engineer
22 October 2004

  • BorgWarner buys Beru

    3 Nov 2004

    BorgWarner is to purchase approximately 63% of the outstanding shares of German-based Beru from its major shareholders for $476 million.

  • Four way split

    2 Nov 2004

    Analog Devices has introduced an active RF splitter IC that uses a four-way signal-splitting technology to resolve design challenges in multi-tuner cable set-top boxes.

  • Towed array

    2 Nov 2004

  • Space: the final farce

    27 Oct 2004

    NASA's $250m Genesis space probe smashed into the Utah desert last month because switches designed to detect re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere and trigger its parachutes were installed backwards.

  • Grid middleware

    26 Oct 2004

    A new middleware package which will take grid computing out of research laboratories and into industry was pre-released yesterday by the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute.

  • Recovery hit

    26 Oct 2004

  • Azipod takes off

    25 Oct 2004

  • Colour, plastic and cheap

    25 Oct 2004

    HP Laboratories in Bristol has developed a prototype of a display that is bistable, colour, plastic and is made by an imprinting and lamination processes.

  • High-speed valve hits the road

    25 Oct 2004

  • Magnetic fields

    25 Oct 2004

    Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping almost trebled its turnover to £4.7m in the year to August and turned a £360,000 loss into a £400,000 pre-tax profit.

  • Full steam ahead

    22 Oct 2004

    First bitten by the speed bug when he worked on the land speed record breaking Thrust II vehicle, Glynne Bowsher can now bring this passion to his long-running interest in steam power.

  • Turning the heat on water

    22 Oct 2004

    Hydrogen to fuel cars, industry and homes could be produced cleanly and, crucially, economically using the heat generated by nuclear power stations, US researchers claim.

  • Gamma-ray vision

    22 Oct 2004

  • Waste not, want not

    22 Oct 2004

    Materials that efficiently convert waste heat to electricity could soon be used to save energy in cars and around the home thanks to researchers at BASF in Germany.

  • Oh, for the wings of an insect

    22 Oct 2004

  • Weight watchers

    22 Oct 2004

    A European research consortium has announced a breakthrough in cutting the weight of cars by producing and testing a full-scale carbon fibre floorpan.

  • Terahertz tagging

    22 Oct 2004

  • Deflecting the issue

    22 Oct 2004

    Electrostatic shield generators to protect astronauts and lunar bases from space radiation are being developed in the US with funding from NASA.

  • The power of magnetism

    22 Oct 2004

  • NASA scramjets starved of oxygen

    22 Oct 2004

    As the US space agency prepares for its fastest-ever hypersonic flight, political pressure means its research is to be shelved in favour of Moon and Mars missions. Julia Pierce reports.

  • On the right track

    22 Oct 2004

  • Drop the pilot

    22 Oct 2004

    The government needs to stop dithering about the next generation of fighter aircraft, or the UK is in danger of being left behind technologically. Many believe the future is unmanned.

  • Friendlier reactions

    22 Oct 2004

    The days when simply adding filters to a chemical plant's waste pipes was considered an environmentally friendly act are long gone. Nowadays the focus is on the process steps themselves. Stuart Nathan reports.

  • Human endurance

    22 Oct 2004

    Engineers and scientists are co-operating more closely in the hunt for robust, cost-effective materials to produce artificial replacements for the human body which do not trigger rejection. Andrew Lee reports.

  • Joined-up composites

    22 Oct 2004

    Plans to build on the UK's strength in composites technology include the setting up of a national network to disseminate knowledge and link research and development with industry.

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