The Engineer Comment
Technological and societal trends have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.
Sad news reached my desk just as the last Secret Engineer Blog was sent.
A new gallery at the Science Museum aims to demonstrate to 11- to 15-year-olds the variety and skills involved in engineering careers
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.
FROM: This week's poll: the implications of cheaper oil
FROM: National Air Traffic Services come in for a bumpy landing
FROM: Royal deja-vu at Science Museum Engineering careers opening
FROM: Energy saving inkjet paints with precision
FROM: Chernobyl's giant shield takes shape
FROM: Protective suit keeps aid workers cool in the fight against Ebola
Even if some roles are replaced with robots, engineers and their associated skills will continue to be highly sought after, says the IET’s Stephanie Fernandes
Professor David Balmforth emphasises the role that infrastructure plays in supporting society at the beginning of his year as president of the Instiution of Civil Engineers
Dawn Bonfield of the Women’s Engineering Society explains why it’s so important for companies not to let the skills of their female employees go to waste.
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.