A bill calling for a moratorium on fracking until more is known about its environmental impact has been defeated in the House of Commons. Which statement best reflects your opinion on this?
The controversy over fracking has stepped up a gear, with an MPs committee calling for a moratorium ahead of a vote on the government’s infrastructure bill that could make shale gas exploration easier
The latest upgrade to Google’s Atlas humanoid robot reminds us why we shouldn’t be afraid of robotic world domination just yet.
A cross-party group of MPs has issued a manifesto for manufacturing. Which of the themes it addresses are most important for the sector?
Energy is in the spotlight this week with events touching on nuclear and renewables, plus details on how your charitable work could lead to Infiniti Red Bull Racing Rewards
A new survey puts graduate salaries at top engineering firms way behind those in other sectors. That’s dangerous for the companies and damaging for the whole industry.
Encouraging news from one of the UK’s biggest engineering employers is accompanied by more dire warnings about skills shortages. It’s time we started hearing more about schoolchildrens’ views on the sector and real solutions to the problems
Behind the usual hype about wearable computers and miniature drones, there were some surprisingly impressive innovations at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?
The new year seems to be heralding a period of uncertainty for business ahead of a long General Election campaign
The Engineer team discovers making small plastic models in your own home can be harder - and more educational - than it first looks.
Disruption to the UK’s air traffic system last Friday has left observers asking if two failures in a critical national infrastructure system within a year are acceptable.
You can start to build the skills you’ll need to get to the top even before you leave university, says Shaun Simmons, managing director of engineering at Cordant Recruitment.
Iain Gray has now left his position as chief executive of Innovate UK, and looks back on what he learned about how diferent sectors influence each other in unexpected ways
Sophie McPhillips, water engineer and NCE Graduate of the Year, explains why a placement with Engineers Without Borders is so rewarding and how you can get a start in international development.
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the development of the patent system, and wonders whether it’s still fit for purpose
Guest blogger David Falzani presents some practical ideas on how engineering can exploit emotional connections to make itself more attractive
Engineering contributed more than a quarter of the UK’s GDP last year, says the chief executive of Engineering UK, but we need to double the number of graduates and apprentices entering the industry.
Sad news reached my desk just as the last Secret Engineer Blog was sent.
David Downs, Engineering director of the aircraft carrier alliance, looks back over the year which saw one carrier launched and the assembly of the second get underway
In his first article for us, the president of Sainsbury Management Fellows calls for earlier training of engineers in commercial and business skills
The recent infrastructure announcements underline the UK’s need for skilled engineers, and the community needs to work together to drive their creation
A new job, and some morale-boosting praise, prompts our anonymous blogger to ask why different companies appear to have different expectations of their engineers?