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A new TV show is looking for young engineers who are working on projects that capture the imagination

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Next generation artificially intelligent engineering software will take many decisions out of the designer’s hands. Should engineers be worried?

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This week's poll: 'Keep it in the ground'

28 Apr 2015

The Guardian Newspaper is running a campaign to persuade organisations such as charities and universities to divest their holdings in petrochemical companies, with the slogan ‘Keep it in the ground’. Which option is closest to your feelings on such campaigns and the slogan?

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Good news and bad on engineering jobs

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Fastest growth rates for engineering employment is tempered by a stall in salaries

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Will self-driving vehicles cannibalise the car industry?

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New payment models for self-driving cars may change the way many people use vehicles, but the days of mass car ownership are unlikely to be over yet

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30 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

A major milestone for London’s infrastructure and a new diversity drive aimed attracting girls into engineering education mark this week’s briefing

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23 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

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.

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It's about time we had a proper transport infrastructure strategy

20 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The new Northern Powerhouse transport strategy should be welcomed and scrutinised not just moaned about.

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Why the 'Made in Britain' label on cars is becoming more accurate

16 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

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.


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9 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

Many parents see apprenticeship schemes as worthwhile, but only if someone else’s child is doing one.

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6 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The ‘exquisite’ Lisa Pathfinder spacecraft demonstrates how pushing the limits of science in space expands the capabilities of engineering on Earth

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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

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The Guardian Newspaper is running a campaign to persuade organisations such as charities and universities to divest their holdings in petrochemical companies, with the slogan 'Keep it in the ground'. Which option is closest to your feelings on such campaigns and the slogan?