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Shining a light on experimental laser accelerators Video

16 May 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to Southampton University to find out how cutting edge techniques for making fibre lasers could lead to the next generation of particle accelerators.

Space harpoon could tackle satellite debris problem Video

18 Apr 2013 | By Stephen Harris

UK space firm Astrium has developed a new way to capture large items of space junk and pull them out of orbit using a harpoon and tether.

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Putting data recovery engineering to the test Video

20 Dec 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer decided to take out its anger on some unsuspecting hard drives in order to find out just how far data recovery techniques can go.

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Building a UAV Video

6 Dec 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to Southampton University to get an up-close look at the technology that’s enabling the creation of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Engineers reveal secrets of soft-body robotic octopus Video

1 Nov 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to the Science Museum in London to meet the creators of a robotic octopus, which could have some useful and surprising commercial applications.

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Engineering a laugh Video

4 Oct 2012 | By Stephen Harris

Comedians Timandra Harkness and Matt Parker are hoping to demonstrate the humorous side of engineering with their new show Humans vs Nature.

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UK teams go for gold at the 2012 FIRA RoboWorld Cup Video

23 Aug 2012 | By Stephen Harris

Two British teams are competing at this year’s RoboWorld Cup, which is being held in Bristol this week. The Engineer went to assess their chances.

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Designed to Win exhibition shows off sports engineering Video

1 Aug 2012 | By Sam Shead

London’s Design Museum has opened a timely new exbition to coincide with London 2012, showcasing the role of design in sport.

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Government launches Make it in Great Britain exhibition Video

26 Jul 2012 | By Stephen Harris

UK firms are hoping to raise awareness of the strength of the British manufacturing sector in a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum.

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Automating the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Video

12 Jul 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Royal Shakespeare Company has developed an innovative automated scenery system to meet the unusual demands of its home theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Desperate Debra: the caesarean training model Video

5 Jul 2012 | By Stephen Harris

A new emergency caesarean birth simulator could help better prepare junior doctors for the day when they have to perform the procedure.

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London's first cable car Video

28 Jun 2012 | By Sam Shead

Emirates has built a new cable car that climbs up to 90m above the River Thames in east London.

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£100m to fly to the moon Video

27 Jun 2012 | By Sam Shead

An Isle of Man company is aiming to take customers to the moon from 2015.

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Imperial's new carbon capture pilot plant opens for business Video

19 Apr 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to Imperial College London’s new carbon capture pilot plant to see how it could help this emerging sector.

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BAE upgrades part production facilities at fighter jet factory Video

29 Mar 2012 | By Stephen Harris

BAE Systems is installing an automated production line as part of its plans to speed up production of parts for the F-35 fighter jet at its facility in Samlesbury, Lancashire.

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Cosworth: from motorsport to UAV engines Video

22 Mar 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to Cosworth to see UK manufacturer’s engines designed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the US military.

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King's Cross station £550m renovation is unveiled Video

14 Mar 2012 | By Sam Shead

The new King’s Cross Western Concourse will open to the public next week. The Engineer paid a visit to the station in February to see how things were coming along and speak to those behind the project.

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Behind the scenes at Astrium Satellite's production line Video

16 Feb 2012 | By Sam Shead

The Engineer discovers how a satellite wing is made on a behind the scenes tour of Astrium Satellite’s production line in Munich.

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Remote control car paves the way for autonomous vehicles Video

9 Feb 2012 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer paid a visit to automotive test specialist MIRA to see a new vehicle designed to put autonomous driving systems through their paces.

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The Engineer July Digi Issue

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

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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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