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LunarMissionOne has launched as a UK-based effort to land a geological investigation probe on the moon, using the Kickstarter crowdfunding website. What are the advantages of funding the mission in this way?
According to a report out today UK engineers are feeling more upbeat and confident about both their own and industry’s prospects than they have for ages. Are you one of them?
How autonomous vehicles could help the elderly while mixing safely with standard vehicles is among the topics covered in the IET’s new review
The Engineer’s latest Women In Engineering special reports that while there’s tentative evidence that more women are pursuing an engineering career, industry can do more to ensure they stay.
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?
FROM: Fracking fluids 'no more toxic than substances found in the home'
FROM: Tackling the oil and gas industry's image problem
FROM: Standing by renewables
FROM: Skills fears grow in a quietly confident industry
FROM: April 1923: Wembley Stadium
FROM: Graphene turns rubber bands into stretchy body sensors
Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables
Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables.
Rosary Abot explains how the Longitude and Queen Elizabeth Prizes can help spread the understanding that our world is built on the efforts of others
David Bott questions whether the iconic supersonic airliner Concorde was a good example of state-sponsored innovation
Prof Andrew McNaughton, HS2’s chief engineer, gave us his vision for the future of Britain’s railways ahead of his IET lecture in late September
Despite the economic upturn, the strain of debt on the manufacturing sector’s smallest firms remains severe, says Mark Burgess, Chief Operations Officer at Debt Guard Solicitors.
Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today.
Phil Skipper, Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone Group explains how machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, a component of the ‘internet of things’, can help smaller companies to compete
Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.
Voting for the Longitude Prize closes tomorrow. Here, Longitude Committee member and vice-president for external affairs at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prof Martyn Thomas, explains how engineers could contribute to the shortlisted project options.