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This week's poll: Crowdfunding in space

25 Nov 2014

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?

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Skills fears grow in a quietly confident industry

26 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

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?

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The drive for autonomy

21 Nov 2014 | By Jason Ford

How autonomous vehicles could help the elderly while mixing safely with standard vehicles is among the topics covered in the IET’s new review

Women In Engineering 2014

Why and how industry can do more to retain its female engineers

21 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

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.

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A question of expectations

20 Nov 2014 | By The Secret Engineer

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?

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Standing by renewables

20 Nov 2014

Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables

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It makes economic sense to stand by renewables

18 Nov 2014

Ed Davey, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, challenges the opponents of renewables. 

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Shoulders of giants

24 Oct 2014

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

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Limits to the Entrepreneurial State

10 Oct 2014

David Bott questions whether the iconic supersonic airliner Concorde was a good example of state-sponsored innovation

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Rail is not a last resort

26 Sep 2014

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

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The debt threat to manufacturing

5 Sep 2014

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.

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Engineering innovation: lessons from history

28 Aug 2014

Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today. 

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M2M beyond the enterprise: the rise of the connected SME

7 Aug 2014

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

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Universities must prove they can help close the skills gap

18 Jul 2014

Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.

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How Engineers can win the Longitude Prize, again

24 Jun 2014

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.

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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?