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Xiao-Ping Zhang using an industry-standard real time power grid simulator

New method for controlling DC faults on the cheap

1 October 2014

A new way of managing faults in direct current power systems could drastically cut the cost of converting from alternating current grids, researchers say.

The hacking ring attempted to steal simulator software for the Boeing Apache attack helicopter

Hacking ring charged after stealing $100m of software

1 October 2014

An alleged international computer hacking ring has been charged with stealing $100m of software including Apache helicopter pilot training programs.

Vital national infrastructure could be potentially targeted by cyber criminals

Research to scrutinise cyber-risks to infrastructure

1 October 2014

A new £2.5m research project will assess the risk posed by hackers and various cyber criminals to the UK’s vital infrastructure.

Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring leaving Portsmouth Naval Base

£3.2bn boost for UK's naval bases

1 October 2014

The Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2bn of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases.

The last Magnox-powered nuclear plant in the world will be phased out by the end of 2015

Obsolete nuclear plant granted one year life extension

1 October 2014

The world’s last surviving Magnox nuclear power plant has been granted a one year life extension and will keep generating electricity until December next year.

A screenshot of a prototype version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system

Microsoft announces Windows 10 operating system

1 October 2014

Microsoft has announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.

A computer generated model of what the Engineer Your Future exhibition will look like [Credit: Casson Mann]

Interactive exhibition to inspire future engineers

1 October 2014

A free interactive exhibition aimed at inspiring young people to think like engineers will open at the Science Museum this December.

A Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine during testing

US Air Force seeks alternatives to Russian rocket engines

1 October 2014

The US Air Force will outline their plan to end US reliance on Russian rocket engines for launching military and spy satellites.

Jonathan Clarke, Principal Designate of UTC@harbourside.

Can UTCs help close the engineering gender gap?

1 October 2014

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) can play a key role bringing more women into engineering says the Principal Designate of UTC@harbourside.

The Human Brain Project aims to simulate the roughly 100bn neurons that make up the human brain

Good progress as Human Brain Project celebrates first birthday

30 September 2014

The EU’s €1bn project to simulate the human brain is making good progress as it reaches its first anniversary, organisers say.

Most of the existing CubeSats have limited manoeuvrability to avoid collisions

CubeSat popularity aggravates space debris hazard

30 September 2014

The recent popularity of building and launching small simple research satellites, known as CubeSats, could lead to hazards for all space users unless preventive measures are taken.

Some 2,000 apprentices will be trained to work on the HS2 project

Two venues for HS2 rail college top train 2,000 apprentices

30 September 2014

The 2,000 apprentices that will be trained to help build the HS2 high speed rail link will be taught in Doncaster and Birmingham.

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