With police this week warning a House of Lords committee that off-the-shelf “drones” are being used to harass people, there are growing calls for tighter regulations to prevent criminal use of the technology. Are these concerns justified?
With UK electricity capacity expected to reach a seven year low this winter (4 per cent) which of the following should be prioritised in order to keep the lights on?
How autonomous vehicles could help the elderly while mixing safely with standard vehicles is among the topics covered in the IET’s new review
Apprenticeships represent an incredible chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace, but are enough people taking the opportunity?
If you’re paid less than £30,000 a year then it might be time to start looking nervously over your shoulder, because according to a new report out this week you could soon be replaced by a robot.
Pioneering space technology will help answer questions about the solar system’s origins this week, while a series of events aims to enthuse prospective engineers
The unveiling of a statue of one of the leading engineers of Britain’s Age of Steam marks the beginning of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.
Are the UK’s schools doing enough to educate young people about the opportunities in industry?
TRS, the industry’s latest attempt to tackle the skills shortage, glosses over the nuances of the issue - but any action is welcome.
Easy though it is to get carried away by the promise of the compact fusion reactor that Lockheed Martin says it is working on, there’s still a great deal we don’t know, so we have to remain cautious.
Boeing is sponsoring the latest in a series of ‘build-a-plane challenges’, where schools build a light aircraft from a kit which students later fly in as passengers. Is this a good model for attracting students to STEM careers and giving them a taste of what day-today life is like for engineers?
Despite a focus on training, the UK is ramping up the number of non-EU engineers it recruits in a desperate attempt to plug the skills gap, according to a new report.
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?
The chief executive of InnovateUK confesses to his fear of Darth Vader and praises the efforts of engineers in the UK’s world-leading special effects industry.
Manufacturers need to take the lead in persuading consumers to put efficiency before power writes our anonymous blogger
The chief executive of EngineeringUK was encouraged by some of the messages coming out of the recent Conservative Party conference
The chief executive of InnovateUK explains the progress made in low-carbon vehicles
David Downs, Engineering Director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, highlights the progress being made on the UK’s two new aircraft carriers.
Our anonymous blogger calls on Britain’s engineers to engage in the political process
The CEO of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, argues that blurring the lines between early stage research and commercialisation can give the UK a global head start in emerging technologies
Specialist teachers and expert advice are vital to help young people realise their potential if they want to go into engineering, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the role played by engineers in the First World War
The Chief Executive of EngineeringUK explains how Prince Charles is lending his weight to engineering education