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Jan 2020

Piaggio’s most iconic product was revealed in the Rome Golf Club in 1946 – a scooter named Vespa. Idha Valeur looks at the history behind the creation, its evolution and the materials used.

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Jan 2020

Re-entering the workforce after a career break, no matter the reason, can be intimidating and challenging. How do you explain a CV-gap? How do you stay up-to-scratch on skills? How do you retain the same seniority as when you left? All are valid concerns and, luckily, ones you can get help with. Several trusts, firms and companies offer advice, programmes and returnships to help people back into work no matter the reason for the pause. Here, Idha Valeur talks to returnees about where to go for support and what to expect when reaching out for help.

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Jan 2020

STEM Returners Founder and CEO, Natalie Desty, talks to Idha Valeur about setting up an organisation that helps candidates re-enter the workforce and reinvigorate their careers.

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Jan 2020

Physik Instrumente (PI), Head of Segment Marketing for Microscopy and Life Sciences, Dr Thomas Bocher, explains how piezo actuators can help deliver better quality inspection. 

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Jan 2020

Michael Schwartz discusses the fastest growing sector of Panama’s economy.

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Jan 2020

University of Birmingham Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Jon Binner FIMMM, discusses ceramics being tested to withstand 3,000oC for potential aerospace use.

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Jan 2020

Molecular Plasma Group CEO, Marc Jacobs, and Jackweld Ltd Director Stuart Jackman, explain how a molecular plasma technology can help multiple materials to bond.

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Jan 2020

Nam Technology Ltd Director, Norman McPherson FIMMM, discusses the UK steel industry supply chain and its relationship with naval vessel building.

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Jan 2020

Lightweighting ship joints can help facilitate ship fuel reductions. Geir Ólafsson, Rachael Tighe, Stephen Boyd, Richard Trumper and Janice M Dulieu-Barton discuss a method for testing composite joints in maritime applications.

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Jan 2020

Ilika Product Commercialisation Manager, Denis Pasero, discusses the prospects of solid-state batteries in electric vehicles with Anthony Caggiano. 

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Jan 2020

A project to help autonomous vehicles navigate better in adverse weather conditions is introduced by GIM Ltd Robotics Engineer and Team Leader, Tommi Tikkanen.

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Jan 2020

The UK’s first mainline hydrogen fuel cell powered rail vehicle is being developed by a collaboration between Porterbrook and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Stuart Hillmansen and Helen Simpson introduce HydroFLEX.  

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