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How do we promote engineering as a career choice?

As we approach a general election, the political parties have all made commitments to increase training and education. This should be good news for the engineering sector…

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How to write software like The Beatles wrote music

This article examines the Ying-Yang dynamic that made Lennon-McCartney a tour de force in the world of songwriting and advises how the same method can be applied to designing software.

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Dyson pulls the plug on electric car project

The big news over the past couple of weeks has been around James Dyson scrapping his plans for an electric car. I take a closer look.

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Will lithium-air batteries ever take flight?

Governments and scientists worldwide are trying to reduce air travel’s environmental impact. Electric planes are a possible solution, but better batteries are needed to power large aircraft for long distances.

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    Predicting the future is hard!(25/10/2019)

    This week, three scientists that contributed to the invention of Lithium-Ion batteries were awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry. Reading the DPA story about the award to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino reminded me of a well-known Bill Gates quote.

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    Is ‘Big Brother’ really watching?(18/10/2019)

    Adrian Timberlake, Technical Director of Seven Technologies Group (7TG) and specialist in military, defence and law enforcement security solutions, examines the use of facial recognition, its flaws and how developers can eliminate bias.

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    How high is your Talent Stack?(11/10/2019)

    Very few individuals achieve success because of a single talent, it’s our blend of skills that enables us to attain our goals – our Talent Stack. So, if people can develop their Talent Stacks, why not businesses?

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    RS Components in 2019 and beyond(07/10/2019)

    This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Pete Malpas, Managing Director, Northern Europe (UK, Ireland & Scandinavia) at RS Components about the company’s five-year strategic plan and why they are so enthusiastic when it comes to STEM.

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    Why we love drones and hated Google Glass(17/09/2019)

    In his first column for DPA, Mike Maynard, Managing Director of Napier, discusses why some technology innovations succeed and others fail, and what this teaches engineers.

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