The role that technology can play in addressing climate change will be a key topic at this week’s critical COP21 talks in Paris
The Defence Review heralds an increase in spending, with new aircraft announced, although a cut in planned number of new ships, but the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement later this week is likely to unveil cuts elsewhere.
An unsettled night’s sleep led our news editor to wonder whether the best uses are being found for advanced acoustics technologies
The 140 tons of plutonium at Sellafield has huge energy potential, but the technologies needed to exploit it have yet to be proven.
A prominent media voice has over the past two weeks extolled the virtues of global warming, and denied the benefits of government funded scientific research. He also happens to own the land on which England’s biggest open-cast coal mine is situated.
COP21 is seeking binding agreements to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. Which of these statements is closest to your feelings?
October’s PMI for UK manufacturing recorded the sector’s best month for output growth since June 2014, and with it came calls for the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review to help maintain this progress.
The Chinese state-owned aerospace company, Comac, has rolled out a new twin-engined, narrow bodied airliner, the C919, many of whose components are sourced from the US and Europe. What is the wider significance of this?
The UK’s showcase event to attract overseas interest in innovation and new technology coincides with a report from a parliamentary committee calling for a commitment to increase science funding
The focus is on the engineers of the future this week, with issues of careers, training and education to the fore
As small UASs become cheaper, concern is rising about their safe operation, with new regulations and meetings about how they can be useful.
Engineer Towers is home to a variety of smartphones, some bigger than others, some more useful.
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the sacrifices made by those working in industry furing the Second World War
If we are serious about attracting more women, our industry needs to explore its use of images and the messages conveyed
Construction of the second of the UK’s new aircraft carriers has seen 26,500tonnes of ship moved by 17m; the largest such operation ever in the UK.
Our anonymous blogger muses on his new working environment as he settles into Sleepy Hollow (hopefully staying awake and avoiding any decapitated equestrians)
It would be a disaster if a shortage of skills negatively affected the delivery of priority infrastructure projects, says the chief executive of Engineering UK
With the growing number of wireless systems on today’s cars, there are more opportunities for hackers to access vehicles, both remotely and physically. Guest blogger Paul Wooderson of HORIBA MIRA explains how the industry is trying to make cars safe from cyber-attack
Our anonymous blogger ponders the irritating rise of the armchair engineer
Sucessful start-ups are the exception rather than the rule. Guest blogger David Falzani explains some of the most common mistakes
Public recognition of the value of engineering is one thing, but industry itself also needs to give its most skilled practitioners more credit.
Construction on both Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales aircraft carriers is approaching important milestones
Budding engineers will be able to see behind the scenes at many fascinating sites over the summer, or prepare entries for the Big Bang Awards if it’s raining, ays the chief executive of Engineering UK.