Sunday, 23 November 2014


Sheffield Hallam University helps Guy Martin break downhill speed record

18 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

Engineers at Sheffield Hallam University have helped Guy Martin break another world speed record.


Rocket bike outruns Ferrari and breaks speed record Video

13 Nov 2014

A rocket-propelled bicycle has outrun a Ferrari 430 Scuderia to set a world record speed of 333km/h.



Moving energy: The fusion of automotive and energy

20 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The automotive and energy sectors will have to move closer together to make best use of electric vehicles in the energy grid


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The drive for autonomy

21 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

How autonomous vehicles could help the elderly while mixing safely with standard vehicles is among the topics covered in the IET’s new review


Apprenticeships, infrastructure and innovation

17 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

Apprenticeships represent an incredible chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace, but are enough people taking the opportunity?


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September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

10 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option


October 1935: Harry Ricardo on the petrol engine

9 Oct 2013 | By Stuart Nathan

Sir Harry Ricardo was an important figure in the development of internal combustion engines, and he shared his memories of the early years of motoring in The Engineer

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With police this week warning a House of Lords committee that off-the-shelf “drones” are being used to harass people, there are growing calls for tighter regulations to prevent criminal use of the technology. Are these concerns justified? With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?