Archive April 2015

Boeing’s UK President speaks out about lack of STEM graduates in the UK

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In the opening remarks of this year’s STEMtech conference and showcase, Boeing UK and Ireland’s President, Sir Michael Arthur, spoke...

Research claims onshore wind contributes just under £1 billion a year to the UK economy

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New research carried out by BiGGAR Economics for trade body Renewable UK reveals that the onshore wind industry contributed £906...

Union warns of strike action over planned job losses at Rolls-Royce

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Trade union Unite has warned Rolls-Royce to expect industrial action over the plans by the company to scale back its...

Danish government approves plans for tunnel to Germany

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The Danish parliament has passed legislation that will pave the way for the construction of a £6.25 billion tunnel between...

Formula One technology to improve military vehicles

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BAE systems have used Formula One technology to improve military vehicles. This will increase handling and speed, as well as...

Sheffield students to compete in Railway Challenge

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The Institute of Mechanical Engineers Railway Challenge – a competition to design and build the most efficient locomotive – will...

eCall voted in by European Parliament

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The European Parliament has recently voted to install an EU-wide alert system in cars and light vans to help emergency...

Australian professors hope to develop 4D printing

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Australian scientists have designed autonomous valve which they hope can lead to 4D printing. Professors from the University of Wollongong...

UK car emissions beat EU targets

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A recent report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has noted that new car emissions are at an...

Manufacturing firms report increase in orders and employment

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According to statistics published by the CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey, which measured statistics over a three month period, British...

Launch of “Made Here Now” Campaign to promote British manufacturing

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Friday saw the launch of the much anticipated “Made Here Now” campaign, aimed at highlighting the achievements of British manufacturing...

Banking group to fund trainee engineers

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The Close Brothers banking group have agreed to fund engineering apprentices at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield. The...

Space Propulsion Innovation Award winners invent explosive-free space valves

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Sam Hyde and Valdis Krumins have won the Space Propulsion Innovation Award for their pyrotechnic-free design of space valves. Rather...

Chinese scientists attempt to edit genomes of human embryos

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Chinese scientists have confirmed rumours that they have carried out experiments to edit the genomes of human embryos, the purpose...

Google to launch mobile network

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Google is planning to use Sprint and T-Mobile’s voice and data capacity to launch their own mobile network in the...

Yusuf Muhammad and Adrian Westaway feature in ‘Born to Engineer’ films

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Two alumni of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 have featured in the Born to Engineer films. Yusuf...

Rolls-Royce appoints engineer as new Chief Executive

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Engineer Warren East will take over from John Riston as the new chief executive of Rolls-Royce. East has been a...

Second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier completed

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The second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has been completed, after being developed by BAE systems. Its first sea voyage will...