The Engineer team discovers making small plastic models in your own home can be harder - and more educational - than it first looks.
The oil price has been falling steeply for the past few weeks. Might this endanger investment in nuclear and renewable energies, and should steps be taken to protect this investment in case of future oil price volatility?
Disruption to the UK’s air traffic system last Friday has left observers asking if two failures in a critical national infrastructure system within a year are acceptable.
Sub-zero temperatures and altitude couldn’t stop The Engineer reporting on the entry into service of Airbus’s latest helicopter, set to save lives in the Dolomites with Divine help
It would be difficult for a new volume car maker to arise in the UK, but the expertise and supply chains in the industry’s historic strongholds are still strong
Monday Briefing has a positive feel as we move towards the end of the year, with good news from the manufacturing sector and major infrastructure projects announced.
It’s been a bad week for marine energy, but it would be foolish to write off the entire industry on the basis of two setbacks
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.
Sad news reached my desk just as the last Secret Engineer Blog was sent.
David Downs, Engineering director of the aircraft carrier alliance, looks back over the year which saw one carrier launched and the assembly of the second get underway
In his first article for us, the president of Sainsbury Management Fellows calls for earlier training of engineers in commercial and business skills
The recent infrastructure announcements underline the UK’s need for skilled engineers, and the community needs to work together to drive their creation
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