Wednesday, 01 October 2014


To frack or not to frack — your questions answered

30 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Our panel of experts assesses some of the pros and cons of fracking. 

Graduate Engineer Show

How to choose the engineering job that’s right for you

25 Sep 2014 | By Stephen Harris

There’s an overwhelming number of engineering roles, companies and sectors out there. If you’re unsure where to start, this guide will help you get started. 


fire engines

September 1914: Electric emergency vehicles

By Stuart Nathan

Electric vehicles were being used by the emergency services a century ago, and were seen as the best technological option

Fisher's Washing Machines

September 1860: Fisher’s washing machine

By Jon Excell

Nearly half a century before the world’s first electric domestic washing machine was introduced The Engineer reported on a novel domestic washing machine that employed a strikingly different concept to today’s rotary machines.

David Hughes

July 1878: The invention of the microphone

By Stuart Nathan

Two prolific inventors, one still famous today, the other less so, clashed in the The Engineer over the invention of one of the key technologies of the modern world.


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Innovation in the UK niche vehicles sector

15 Aug 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Fast work: Sports cars are dominating the niche vehicle sector in the UK. Stuart Nathan reports


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The desire to ensure that companies in the engineering sector employ people of diverse genders, sexualities, social background, religion and ethnic origin continues to be a hot topic. Which of the following statements most closely matches your opinion on the subject?