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With plans for “Boris Island” sunk, what is your preferred option for airport expansion in the Southeast?
Scottish readers of The Engineer are torn the business impact of Scottish independence our latest poll reveals.
The Airports Commission is due to announce whether or not it will take forward plans for an island airport hub in the Thames Estuary.
A new list of Britain’s engineering heroes reveals how our attitudes towards scientific achievement are changing
Unpicking the complex links that unite Scotland with the rest of the United Kingdom would be a painful process. But what might it ultimately mean for industry?
FROM: Poll: Boris Island
FROM: May 1912: The Titanic Inquiry
FROM: There's the hub: airport decision imminent
FROM: Wristwatch technology leads to battery-free pacemaker
FROM: 'Boris Island' airport scuppered by Airports Commission
FROM: Poll: Scottish independence
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.
Isis Innovation team leader Richard Holliday explains how universites can succeed at technology transfer and take more of their intellectual property to the market
Young women’s concern for the environment could be harnessed to help address the severe gender gap in engineering, says EngD student and prize-winning essayist Laura Pickard.
Young engineers know their skills are in high demand so companies must be smarter when trying to engage them, says Alex Parkes, future talent strategist at AIA Worldwide.
Steven Barr, Head of the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), explains why reshoring is an opportunity manufacturers - both small and large - should seize with both hands.
Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, sets out the role that the defence sector can play in science and technology development, and vice-versa
Taking a deeper look at the electric car market, Craig Rice, Frazer Nash’s expert on the development of electric cars explores the barriers to entry in this arena and the biggest factors that could create a step change.