The Engineer Comment
Engineers are notoriously bad at telling the outside world why they’re so great. Perhaps they should let Hollywood do it for them?
Are attitudes to electric cars beginning to shift, and what are the main factors influencing how people see electric vehicles? Please pick the option closest to your opinion
It’s national women in engineering day this week, and though there’s plenty to celebrate, industry’s gender gap shows few signs of closing
Jaguar Land Rover’s director of Research and Technology, Dr Wolfgang Epple, said recently that JLR will never make a driverless car. But is this a realistic stance for one the UK’s leading automotive manufacturers?
We shouldn’t be so shy about praising our inventors, whose ingenuity changes and saves lives as well as contributing to the economy, as a nerve-racking trip to Paris demonstrated.
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The drive for clean technology has resulted in a ‘race to the top’ for the photovoltaic research community, says Prof Ravi Silva
British businesses should shun outdated assumptions and explore a valuable market, says Santiago Klein of McBains Cooper
The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.
Neil Hopkinson of the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy explains the importance of teaching leadership skills to engineering students
EEF chief Terry Scuoler sets out of a manufacturing wish-list for the incoming government
A shortage of skilled engineers is the biggest single factor threatening our industry, says NT CADCAM’s MD Chris Horn. Find out what the main political parties are proposing to solve the STEM recruitment crisis.
The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK
Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor
Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting
The IMechE’s Dr Tim Fox explains why we must press ahead with UK shale gas exploration – and ensure the public knows why.