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Driving ahead, like an idiot or not

22 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Bosch gave us a glimpse into the future of autonomous and electrified cars, but are the internal combustion engine’s best days still to come?

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This week's poll: government priorities

19 May 2015

What should be the new government’s priority with respect to engineering?

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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

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Flight of fancy

15 May 2015 | By Jon Excell

Civil aviation has seen some astonishing developments throughout its history, but could it now be on the brink of even more startlingly-disruptive change?

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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.

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A new commercial golden age?

1 May 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Parallels with the 1930s era of aerospace, with its buccaneering engineer/tycoons, are unavoidable. Will commercial space flight developments change our lives?

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Good news and bad on engineering jobs

27 Apr 2015 | By Jason Ford

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?

17 Apr 2015 | By Stephen Harris

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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Engineering for inspiration

13 Apr 2015 | By Jason Ford

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

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Could smart software kill the designer?

10 Apr 2015 | By Jon Excell

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

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Power to the people

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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Dawn of the Cybermen

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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Where Did All The Money Go?

19 May 2015 | By David Falzani

The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.

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13 May 2015 | By The Secret Engineer

Our anonymous blogger reflects on one of the few times he’s had reason to proudly proclaim his profession to a stranger

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Engineering in the NHS: preventing infection and moving materials

5 May 2015

The chief executive of Engineering UK looks at some of the innovations that are helping the NHS face the future

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22 Apr 2015 | By The Secret Engineer

Engineering hasn’t had much of a mention in the run up to the election. Perhaps that’s because it’s one of the few things the major parties agree on. 

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First Impressions of Aerospace at Cranfield University

14 Apr 2015 | By Iain Gray

We are delighted to welcome Iain Gray back to our guest blogging roster in his new position as director of aerospace at Cranfield University. In his first blog, he describes his new role and gives his first impressions of the institution.

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Six ways for engineering firms to tackle their skills problems

13 Apr 2015

Jon Blaze, head of recruitment operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, argues companies can take action to minimise the chances of encountering difficulties in hiring suitably skilled staff.

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13 Apr 2015

The Paul Jackson blog The Chief Executive of EngineeringUK discusses this year’s Big Bang fair

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Dolly Parton and the Industrial Internet of Things

8 Apr 2015

National Instruments’ Kyle Voosen examines the benefits, challenges and solutions that will drive the development of the industrial internet of things

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Generation preparation on board the Navy's new flagship

2 Apr 2015 | By David Downs

Assembly work continues on the second QE class carrier, Prince of Wales, while Queen Elizabeth prepares for life independent of the shore

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Why diversity (and disagreement) are key for success

30 Mar 2015 | By David Falzani

How does diversity really work and why should we seek it? Guest blogger David Falzani of Sainsbury Management Fellows looks at the issues

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Of celebrities and celebrations

20 Mar 2015 | By The Secret Engineer

Our anonymous blogger is annoyed by the adulation of Kanye West’s wife’s bottom ahead of people who actually help humanity

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