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Business and industry react to the General Election result

8 May 2015

Business has reacted positively to the Conservative election victory as it provides continuity and stability for the manufacturing industry.


Watch this space to cut the cost of renewables

7 May 2015 | By Glynn Garlick

Space-based radar technology could help reduce costs in the renewable energy sector.



Highlighting the importance of innovation

18 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Several events this week are aiming to throw a spotlight on the importance of innovation, both for the economy and for improving people’s lives


All aboard for rail events

11 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

A series of events looks at technology development in the rail sector, while the Insitution of Civil Engineers looks at flood defences and adapting infrastructure to cope with flood risk.



This week in 1884: Excavating the Panama Canal

17 Jul 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer’s report on the machines used to create one of the modern engineering wonders of the world included hints at some of the terrible troubles it would go on to face.


This week in 1883: Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York

29 May 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer gave a detailed report of both the engineering behind the bridge that began the architectural transformation of New York and the tragic circumstances of its construction.

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The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?