Engineering themes


A total of 55 items listed.

MacRobert award 2017

Supported by the worshipful company of Engineers

The 2017 finalists are Darktrace, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Vision RT.

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What makes an exciting roller coaster?

Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths talked to engineers, designers and enthusiasts about the elements that all roller coasters share and what makes some rides scarier than others.

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Time to re-evaluate nuclear risks?, Responses to: SMR letter and Synthetic diamonds

Professor Gregg Butler, Grace McGlynn, John Campbell OBE FREng, Professor Jason Smith, and Alan Kemp.

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Health risks from nuclear accidents - fact or fiction?

Professor Gerry Thomas

Professor Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London, thinks that the perceived health risks of exposure to radiation from nuclear power plants accidents are vastly overestimated.

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EU clarifies the European parameters of data protection

Professor Burkhard Schafer

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, due for adoption this year, is intended to harmonise data protection laws across the EU

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Judith Hackitt CBE FREng

Culture of Safety

Safety has been a constant theme in a career that has taken Judith Hackitt from running large processing plants to chairing the UK’s Health and Safety Executive.
by Michael Kenward OBE

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High risk modelling; Sustainable games; Entrepreneurs' award; Ready to respond; Wind energy report; Accessible ATMs

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Decommissioning North Sea giants

Brian Nixon

A look at the strategies and some of the technologies being used to dismantle North Sea oil and gas infrastructure

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Shale gas and public acceptability

Professor Nick Pidgeon

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Response to: Catastrophe risk engineering
Response to: Paralympic technology

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Catastrophe risk engineering

Dr Gordon Woo

Leading risk expert from the Blackett Review panel explains some of the best ways to identify, asses and manage high impact low probability risk

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Restoration of the Forth Bridge

John Andrew

Epoxy-based paint and encapsulated scaffolding were two of the components behind the successful restoration of the Clydeside bridge

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