Women at the workface: the variety of roles in engineering

26 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Expert opinions: Women engineers from a range of sectors talk about their key projects and areas of expertise.

Unlocking engineering's appeal to girls

26 Nov 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Balancing act: Evelyn Adams examines a number of efforts to promote engineering to young girls



July 1940: The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge

By Andrew Wade

One of the best-known engineering disasters resulted from a lack of knowledge of materials behaviour and of how the size of the structure would affect how it interacted with the wind

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October 1894: The aluminium torpedo boat

By Stuart Nathan

A wonder of its day, the first aluminium military vessel, a torpedo boat, caused a stir when it appeared in the Thames. But the wonder-metal had later problems

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July 1877 – The Anti sea-sickness couch

By Jon Excell

Anderson’s Equilibrio Couch was designed to offer relief to green-gilled seafarers


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Electric drivetrain innovations: How tomorrow's cars will drive

9 Nov 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Electric impact: What do innovations in electric drivetrains mean for cars and drivers?


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The UK government's latest defence review has included the announcement of increased spending on aircraft and special forces units. Meanwhile, the latest HM Treasury autumn statement is expected to include deep cuts which might hit health, industry and science. Which of these statements is closest to your feelings?