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Energy Networks set sights on drone technology integration

Added: 4 days ago by Energy Innovation Centre

UK gas and electricity network operators are exploring the use of innovative drone technologies to improve inspection methods across their networks thanks to the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC)....

Engineers rewarded for preventing damage to Navy helicopters

Added: 4 days ago by Royal Navy

Boffins whose advice helped save the Navy a multi-million pound helicopter repair bill following the Ebola relief mission in Sierra Leone have been rewarded.?? The team of specialist engineers,...

Merlin squadron's Gulf deployment prepares for HMS Queen Elizabeth's first flight operations

Added: 5 days ago by Royal Navy

From one flagship to another, a Merlin Mk2 from 820 NAS lands on HMS Ocean in the Gulf. Next year the squadron – known as the Flying Fish – will fly the first aircraft to land onboard...

Whitehall invests £30m in laser weapon to protect ships from attack by air and sea

Added: 5 days ago by Royal Navy

Whitehall is spending £30m turning science fiction into fact and test laser weapons on Royal Navy warships Industry has been given two years to design, build and then test a laser directed...

Navy's eyes in the sky look to the future on board HMS Ocean

Added: 6 days ago by Royal Navy

Learning how they might help defend the Royal Navy’s flagship of tomorrow are the Navy’s ‘eyes in the sky’ aboard its flagship of today. After years over the sands of...

The Navy’s 3D eyes

Added: 6 days ago by Royal Navy

The Navy’s ‘3D eyes’ have completed three years of trials and assessment and are fully ready to look out for threats to the Fleet by sea and air. First installed on HMS Iron Duke...

New helicopter surveillance system to protect Royal Navy aircraft carriers announced

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has today announced a £269 million deal for a new cutting-edge helicopter-borne surveillance system designed to protect Royal Navy ships,...

Engineering Officers give a day of their time to support RSPCA

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

A group of trainee engineering officers from HMS Sultan gave a day of their time recently to help make a difference at the Stubbington Ark RSPCA Animal Shelter. Working alongside staff at the...

Dare to Become Simran Arora

Added: 1 week ago by VMware

Name: Simran Arora Role: Graduate Systems Engineer VMware Office Location: Cork, Ireland Fill in the blank: Dare to become who you’ve always wanted to be. Journey to a Career in Technical...

Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group put to the test

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

Royal Navy warships have been learning how to work as part of a battlegroup with the nation’s new aircraft carriers. The Commander UK Carrier Strike Group (COMUKCSG) battle staff has been...

HMS St Albans escorts Russian warships through Channel

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

Royal Navy warship HMS St Albans is escorting the Russian Admiral Kuznetsov carrier task group back through the Channel today. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate is keeping watch on the Russian...

Upgraded HMS Westminster returns to sea after major refit

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

HMS Westminster is once again powering through the sea after completing one of the longest, most comprehensive and complex revamps in the frigate’s 24-year life. More than 800 engineers,...

Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon rescues 14 stricken sailors from damaged British racing yacht

Added: 1 week ago by Royal Navy

The crew of Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon have rescued 14 sailors in treacherous weather conditions today after a racing yacht suffered damage in the Atlantic ocean. HMS Dragon was diverted 500...

Six Cundall projects worthy of judges’ visit for the BCO Regional Awards

Added: 2 weeks ago by Cundall

Cundall is delighted that six of its projects have been visited by judges for the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards 2017. The six projects are: Google, 6 Pancras Square In the category of...

Cundall shortlisted for Northern Lights Awards 2017

Added: 2 weeks ago by Cundall

Cundall has been shortlisted for the UK Northern Powerhouse - Northern Lights Awards 2017 in the “Corporate Responsibility Award” category. This award recognises organisations who...

Siemens trials 3D printed turbine blades

Added: 2 weeks ago by Siemens

 Components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250°C. Siemens has finished first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades produced using additive...

Manufacturing optimism reaches 20-month high

Added: 2 weeks ago by Fujitsu

Rising inflation remains a concern for manufacturing sector and wider UK economy. The political upheaval caused by Brexit and Trump has not dented UK business optimism as manufacturing confidence...

Why I became a teacher

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Society of Chemistry

Rosie Coates, an RSC teacher scholar, talks about how a career in science communication led her into teaching I first caught the bug for exciting young people about chemistry through outreach while...

MoD funds £30m project to develop laser energy weapon

Added: 1 month ago by MOD, Defence Engineering & Science Group

The project will tackle drawbacks of the technology including the fact that laser energy degrades over distance and in certain atmospheric conditions. A consortium of major engineering...

Tenton Fire supports gold standard for skills development by joining The 5% Club!

Added: 1 month ago by Trenton Fire

The campaign, described by UK Government ministers as the 'gold standard' for businesses supporting skills development, was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ with the aim of getting...

Why artificial intelligence could be a game-changer for the travel industry

Added: 1 month ago by Amadeus

Once upon a time planning a holiday meant that you had to actually leave your home and visit a travel agent. More daring travellers would rely on word of mouth recommendations or their ever trusty...

Supporting the Trading Desk from Montreal’s Technical Hub

Added: 1 month ago by Mthree Consulting

I joined the Alumni programme at Morgan Stanley, after graduating from McGill University in Montreal with majors in Finance and Accounting. As someone with a keen and applied interest in...

FIX Protocol Training Testimonial

Added: 1 month ago by Mthree Consulting

In order to fully support a financial application, an understanding of how the system works is essential and it also helps to know a little about the business industry. However, I have now learnt...

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK completes first AJAX programme manned live firing trial

Added: 20th December 2016 by General Dynamics UK

  General Dynamics Land Systems–UK has successfully completed initial manned live firing tests onboard an ARES vehicle, a member of the AJAX family of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, at a...

Friday night football star Rachel Riley hosts first Sky Betting & Gaming annual gala ball

Added: 16th December 2016 by Sky Betting & Gaming

A host of businesses from across Yorkshire gathered at the Royal Armouries on Wednesday night to attend the first ever Sky Betting & Gaming charity gala ball, celebrating the culmination of a...

Hacking good time for teenage cancer trust

Added: 16th December 2016 by Sky Betting & Gaming

Security-savvy Sky Betting & Gaming employees raised over £800 for Teenage Cancer Trust this week when they joined a company Hack Day designed around our new Bug Bounty Programme. Bug...

Introducing JustPeek

Added: 15th December 2016 by JUST EAT

An iOS framework that ports Force-Touch Peek/Pop-like interactions to devices that aren’t force-touch enabled At Just Eat, teams tend to build software with the community in mind. Over time,...

Construction to start on ‘world’s first’ commercial bio-substitute natural gas plant

Added: 7th December 2016 by National Grid

National Grid investment means Swindon plasma recycling plant will go ahead by early 2017. National Grid’s Gas Distribution company has signed a £6.3 million deal to help fund the...

Smart sensors should prevent winter train delays

Added: 7th December 2016

A low-cost sensor device developed by the University of Birmingham could help prevent train delays caused by poor weather conditions and fallen leaves on the line. Lee Chapman, professor of...

Polymer discovery leads to ultra-powerful supercapacitors

Added: 7th December 2016

Technology could reduce the recharging time of electric cars from hours to minutes British researchers have developed an electronically conducting polymer that can create high energy density...

QinetiQ secures deal for MoD test and training sites

Added: 7th December 2016

Company wins contract amendment to a long term partnering agreement with the Ministry of DefencplaDefence engineering. Company QinetiQ has agreed a £1 billion deal with the UK government to...

Middlesex University students crowned winners of the Design Challenge 2016

Added: 7th December 2016

Engineering students from Middlesex University won the Institution's Design Challenge 2016 at the National Finals held at One Birdcage Walk on 7 October 2016. The Design Challenge Competition...

Solar cells made with tin could increase uptake of technology

Added: 7th December 2016

Researchers at the University of Warwick believe that using tin instead of lead could make solar cells simpler to produce. Solar cells produced with tin instead of the more commonly used lead could...

BAE Systems opens £15.6m aerospace skills and training academy

Added: 7th December 2016 by BAE Systems

The centre marks the single largest investment in aerospace skills in the UK. BAE Systems has opened its £15.6 million training academy at Samlesbury, Lancashire, in order to create a...

Ford to test vehicles in most extreme conditions

Added: 7th December 2016 by Ford Motor Company Limited

Multi-million pound 'Weather Factory' to open in Germany. Ford will soon be able to test its vehicles in the most extreme conditions in its new multi-million pound testing facility. The...

Graduates develop DIY walking robot

Added: 7th December 2016

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for the robot that is built using 3D-printing and will be used to promote robotics education. Two engineering graduates from the University of Manchester...

Government plans for firms to run railway lines and trains

Added: 7th December 2016 by Network Rail

The first railway line to be owned and maintained by the same company that runs trains on it will be the East West railway. Network Rail has said it supports government moves to reunify track and...

Modular robotic machine tool cuts costs

Added: 7th December 2016 by Airbus Group

The AMRC collaborates with Airbus and systems manufacturer Exechon to develop lightweight and modular robotic machine tool The “world’s first” reconfigurable carbon-composite...

Samworth Brothers supports the Cosmopolitan Carnival

Added: 2nd December 2016 by Samworth Brothers

Samworth Brothers helped Leicester get into the carnival spirit recently by supporting a major cultural event in the city, the Cosmopolitan Carnival. The Carnival saw thousands of people from...

Samworth Brothers and Branston team up to handle even the “wonkiest” of potatoes!

Added: 2nd December 2016 by Samworth Brothers

A new initiative brings suppliers closer together to help reduce food waste. Potatoes come in all shapes and sizes, but what happens to those “visually imperfect, but entirely edible...

PCMS secures new contract with MAP

Added: 30th November 2016 by PCMS Group

Leading managed services specialist, PCMS, is celebrating 10 years working with Managing Agency Partners (MAP) – with a new three year contract extension. Over the past decade, PCMS has...

PCMS Contact Centre rises to the challenge

Added: 30th November 2016 by PCMS Group

The PCMS Contact Centre is making outbound telephone calls on a regular and scheduled basis to Renshaw customers to assist with website enquiries, placing orders and discussing new products and...

What are the 5 challenges that retailers face when providing omni-channel services?

Added: 30th November 2016 by PCMS Group

Omni-channel has been the industry buzzword for the past few years, but that doesn’t mean retailers are actually achieving the omni-channel dream. In fact, far from it!  There are still...

Britain’s favourite kitchenware retailer, Lakeland, selects PCMS

Added: 30th November 2016 by PCMS Group

With an unrivalled collection of creative kitchenware and home products, Lakeland has chosen PCMS’ Vison Commerce Suite, including Vision BeanStore as its point of sale (PoS) solution and...

Going beyond air travel to explore the Future Traveller Tribes of 2030

Added: 29th November 2016 by Amadeus

Through our Future Traveller Tribes 2030 research, we’ve gained a better Understanding of Tomorrow’s Traveller, explored how the airlines can Build a More Rewarding Journey, and focused...

Don’t miss our future of travel distribution event Facebook livestream

Added: 29th November 2016 by Amadeus

Join us on Wednesday, November 30th at 16:00 LON for a Facebook livestream of a special industry discussion in collaboration with Tnooz on LSE Consulting’s Travel distribution: the end of...

UK-Green Building Council office upgrade is an exemplar for sustainable refurbishment

Added: 21st November 2016 by Cundall

Imagery © Barr Gazetas We were delighted to be selected by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) to be a part of the design team, chosen from their member organisations, tasked with...

Becoming a Chartered Engineer at Cundall

Added: 21st November 2016 by Cundall

Gaining your Bachelors or Masters degree is the foundation stage of your journey towards becoming a Chartered Engineer. Once you join us as a Graduate Engineer, you will gain ‘on the...

First Type 26 frigate will be laid down next summer

Added: 8th November 2016 by Royal Navy

The first steel will be cut on the Navy’s next-generation frigates next summer. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced work would start on the hull of the first of eight Type 26...

Royal Navy engineers put F-35B through its paces

Added: 8th November 2016 by Royal Navy

Royal Navy and RAF personnel are putting the new fifth-generation strike fighter through its paces in the Pacific. Personnel from the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron left their base at Pax River...