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Interstellar's scientifically accurate wormhole should be used in the classroom an academic paper has claimed.

Sprinkling stardust on industry’s skills problem

24 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

Engineers are notoriously bad at telling the outside world why they’re so great. Perhaps they should let Hollywood do it for them?


This week's poll: Electric vehicle attitudes

30 Jun 2015

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

Project Manager Nisrine Chartouny with some of the women constructing the new Crossrail Farringdon Station

Industry's gender divide takes centre stage

22 Jun 2015 | By Jon Excell

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

JLR is looking into monitoring driver brainwaves through the steering wheel.

Never say 'Never' - Is JLR right to steer clear of the driverless car?

19 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Wade

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?


Paris jamboree for Europe's inventors

17 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

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.



Let the sun shine in

8 Jun 2015

The drive for clean technology has resulted in a ‘race to the top’ for the photovoltaic research community, says Prof Ravi Silva


Latin America: time for the UK to look West

2 Jun 2015

British businesses should shun outdated assumptions and explore a valuable market, says Santiago Klein of McBains Cooper

David Falzani

Where Did All The Money Go?

19 May 2015 | By David Falzani

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.

SELA bootcamp

​Looking for tomorrow’s engineering leaders

8 May 2015

Neil Hopkinson of the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy explains the importance of teaching leadership skills to engineering students

Terry Scuoler

Election reaction: Government must embrace a long-term industrial plan

8 May 2015

EEF chief Terry Scuoler sets out of a manufacturing wish-list for the incoming government

Chris Horn, the new Managing Director of NT CADCAM

A vote for engineering

6 May 2015

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.


Low oil prices – what do they mean for renewables?

10 Apr 2015

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

Intelligent Energy's fuel cell stacks

Intellectual decision

16 Mar 2015

Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor

Neil Lewin

When should a manager not be a manager?

2 Mar 2015

Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting

Cuadrilla's fracking operation in Lancashire

Engineers have a vital role to play in explaining the benefits of fracking

19 Feb 2015

The IMechE’s Dr Tim Fox explains why we must press ahead with UK shale gas exploration – and ensure the public knows why.


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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