- Great Dunmow, Essex
This High Voltage Engineer will provide design leadership for high voltage cable assemblies up to one megavolt.
- Recruiter: Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment
- London (Greater)
- £25,000 - £30,000 starting salary, inclusive of on-target commissions.
Precision Microdrives (PMD) is a fast growing technology company that designs, produces and trades miniature electro-mechanical mechanisms
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Uppsala (Stad) (SE)
The Swedish Institute of Space Institute (IRF) in Uppsala search for an analogue electronics engineer.
- Recruiter: Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
- Southampton, Hampshire
- £45,271 to £49,207 per annum
Responsible for technical oversight and project management of internally and externally funded innovation centre projects.
- Recruiter: National Oceanographic Centre
- Cumbernauld, Glasgow
- Grade: 6/7* £26,537 - £37,768*
Work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing
- Recruiter: University of Strathclyde
- Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful Water and Environment Unit is recruiting an electrical engineer....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful water business continues to win and deliver a fantastic amount of work....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- York, North Yorkshire
Senior electronics engineer to work as part of a team developing an MEG imaging system; working with the engineering team and external contractors.
- Recruiter: York Instruments
Responsible for giving product presentations to the customer describing how Intel products provide the optimum solution to their application.
- Recruiter: Intel
We’re looking for a qualified engineer with experience of computer programming for engineering systems and instrumentation.
- Recruiter: Bank of England
System to launch hijackers from planes gets fun ‘Nobel’ prize
A deceased inventor has been awarded this year's Ig Nobel Prize for Safety Engineering for a system launching hijackers from planes [Credit: US Department of Defense]
Discovery that dung beetles navigate by stars, a machine to launch hijackers from aircraft, or a calculation explaining that it would be possible to run across a surface of a pond if it was located on the Moon, were among achievements awarded by this year’s Ig Nobel Prize.
Announced one month ahead of the real Nobel Prize laureates, the quirky prize run by the Annals of Improbable Research has the goal of entertaining and encouraging global research and innovation.
Gustano Pizzo became this year’s winner of the safety engineering category with his design of an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers. The system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.
Pizzo was awarded the Prize despite being dead since 2006. He had patented the invention in May 1972 under a name "anti-hijacking system for aircraft".
In the physics category, an international team from Italy, UK, Denmark and Switzerland has been awarded the Prize for a discovery that some people would be physically capable of running across the surface of a pond — if those people and that pond were on the Moon.
Other categories include medicine, psychology, astronomy, public health, chemistry, archaeology, peace and probability.
The Prizes were handed out by former real Nobel Prize winners at a ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge,Massachusetts.
The ceremony included a mini-opera inspired by 1999 Ig Nobel Prize winners George and Charlotte Blonsky, who invented a spinning doctor's table that is meant to aid women in child birth by using centrifugal force.
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