With the global economic zones variously swelling and shrinking at alarming rates, where does that leave the tide of talent? E&T investigates global migration trends and their effect on the dispersion of skills.
The shortage of suitably trained staff could lead to increased costs, cancellation of projects and curtailed inward investment in the UK energy sector
Everyone wants to emulate Silicon Valley, but clusters are rarely the result of central planning.
A quick comparison of the UK and German economies present jobless British engineers with one conclusion: to Germany! We ask whether it's worth crossing the Channel to find work.
It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it. So said comedian Steven Wright. In the world of work, however, the globe is indeed shrinking as an increasingly mobile workforce aggressively pursues better jobs, career advancement, new opportunities and further education - wherever it finds the best of each. E&T looks at this migration; at the war to attract and secure the top talent; how high-tech clusters spring up and sustain themselves; at the engineering opportunities for UK workers in Germany; how power engineers are in short supply and other related topics. We also have much more engineering topics, news, debate and columns besides - plenty for you to ponder on your commute to work.
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Vitali visits the British Library’s new Conservation Centre, where engineering professionals are employed in tackling the challenges of preserving the Library’s collection.
IT manager Steve Bowes-Phipps reveals how the University of Hertfordshire has upgraded to meet the demands being placed on academia's data centres.
PC operating systems are full of security holes, which is why some are now turning to software first developed for 'hidden' computers to better protect them
The 2011 Shanghai Motor show demonstrated how seriously European and US automotive manufacturers are taking the Chinese market.
E&T looks at the influence of engineering and technology on the lives of ten high-profile people who became celebrated for something completely different
The world's thirst for electricity remains unquenched, and Brazil has plans for an ambitious hydroelectric project. However, the damage caused will be substantial.
With construction starting on ITER and the first plasma burst expected in 2019, the European JET facility is preparing to restart after its upgrade to pave the way. E&T met the man in charge of the UK’s fusion effort, Professor Steve Cowley.
It's the bane of modern life, or a sign of a vibrant society. But while excessive noise is definitely dangerous, engineers are learning to mitigate, modify and redesign it.
The rise of smartphones is testing the radio capacity of mobile networks. But what about the connections from the basestation to the core network?
E&T talks to Andrew Cohen, BBC Head of Science, about 'Horizon', Brian Cox and the forthcoming series 'The Story of Electricity', which will use the IET archives.
As an engineering manager, it is essential to know how to communicate with your colleagues. We talk to an author who takes an engineer's approach to the subject
Today's semiconductors consume less and less power but it takes more and more to make them
E&T discovers history's most inspired women who have been making barely-heralded contributions to science and engineering for centuries
There is nothing more valuable than water, yet much of the world is short of it. Could the answer be as simple as towing a icebergs to the drought-stricken tropics?
The search for UK shale gas has started but despite the promise of cheaper, 'cleaner' fuel, the threat of water pollution and environmental damage lingers
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