A festival at the Science Museum looks at how technology might help humans to ’upgrade’ themselves, while the UK’s quantum technologies have heir day in the sun.
The new Northern Powerhouse transport strategy should be welcomed and scrutinised not just moaned about.
Use of solar power is predicted to increase to 4 per cent of total UK energy by the end of the decade, but the industry is concerned about the withdrawal of subsidies for large installations. What measures could best help solar compete with other energy sources?
In the week of the Coalition’s final budget, a new Automotive Council report shows access to finance is still limiting a recent surge in the UK car industry supply chain.
Many parents see apprenticeship schemes as worthwhile, but only if someone else’s child is doing one.
The ‘exquisite’ Lisa Pathfinder spacecraft demonstrates how pushing the limits of science in space expands the capabilities of engineering on Earth
Briefing looks both forward and backward today, marking the anniversary of one of Britain’s most iconic Victorian structures and the announcement of bold plans in tidal energy
Best practise for fracking to ensure gas can be harvested safely come under focus this week, along with engineering in London and the EEF’s National Conference
Sony is taking orders for its attempt at smart glasses just as Google has gone back to the drawing board. But electronic eyewear could be taking them down a blind alley.
The Prince of Wales will be helping to mark the 150th anniversary of one of London’s (and the Victorian era’s) defining civil engineering works, Joseph Bazalgette’s sewerage system, improvements to which are still underway.
The line between appliance and service is blurring, and that presents challenges for provider and customer alike.
Scheduled for launch this Wednesday the European Space Agency’s IXV could represent the first step towards a European version of NASA’s shuttle programme
Our anonymous blogger is annoyed by the adulation of Kanye West’s wife’s bottom ahead of people who actually help humanity
Companies need to think about how they can add ‘emotional value’ to their products, says Sainsbury Management Fellows’ president David Falzani
The recent cold snap reminded our anonymous blogger why he likes to run an old car
Engineering has been shown to have a significant, positive effect not only on the economy but also on individuals’ lives, says Paul Jackson
Nearly getting arrested helped promote my business: why you should take risks to bring your engineering idea to life
Laurence Kemball-Cook, entrepreneur and inventor of the Pavegen tile that generates electricity from footsteps, explains why he had to break the rules to get his company off the ground.
With the increasing number of electronic devices available in vehicles at all levels of the market, automotive engineers face a difficult challenge in ensuring that drivers can expect good quality service from all the services available to them.
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