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News stories archive - 2014

News stories archive - 2014

Working to Engineer a Better World

17 Dec 2014

The Institution of Engineering and Technology online news programme promoting greater understanding of the role engineering plays in our everyday lives.

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Professor Gary Hunt (left) with Sir James Dyson discussing a model of the James Dyson Building

Professor Gary Hunt receives the Telford Gold Medal

16 Dec 2014

Professor Gary Hunt has received the Telford Gold Medal for his work on the influence of room geometry on the overturning of smoke owing to a floor fire.

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Boeing's 787 factory in Everett  Credit: Boeing


09 Dec 2014

Professor Duncan McFarlane and his team have been working with Boeing finding solutions to challenging problems.

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Cambridge part of winning bid to integrate driverless cars into everyday life

05 Dec 2014

The University is a partner in a three-year, multi-million pound project to test public reaction to driverless cars

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lego star wars

From smoothies to Star Wars

04 Dec 2014

Georgina Rose graduated with an MEng in 2010 and is now working with LEGO at their London headquarters.

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Nanoscience academic honoured

01 Dec 2014

Dr Colm Durkan has been elected to the Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Capitalising Construction

26 Nov 2014

Musa Chunge explains why addressing building infrastructure could affect unemployment in low-income countries.

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When sensors make sense

24 Nov 2014

Structural monitoring of infrastructure is crucial but can be valueless unless it is carefully designed and deployed. 

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Engineering’s unexpected and microscopic beauty

18 Nov 2014

Allan McRobie, Reader in Engineering for the Structures Group, writes this article for The Conversation on the 2014 ZEISS Photography Competition.

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The art of engineering: images from the frontiers of technology

13 Nov 2014

The winners of this year’s Department of Engineering photo competition.

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