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A composite of 3D images

Mobile 3D displays search for a breakthrough

Smartphone makers are trying to squeeze the third dimension into their flat slabs, but is it worth the struggle?

A girl wearing Oculus VR’s headset

Virtual reality is back in the spotlight, as Facebook acquires VR headset developer Oculus Rift, but this time the technology is not just for game companies. What is driving the revival?

Barry Wilmore with the ratcheting socket wrench

3D printing is emerging as a popular technology in the space industry, where it increases the potential to reduce spacecraft mass and cut launch costs. But will it ever be possible to print the rockets themselves?

Robot hand holding a ball

3D printers can now produce a wide range of complex and striking structures, inspiring artists and designers to adapt their creative techniques to conjure up new sculptures and fashion accessories.

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About E&T magazine

E&T is the IET's award-winning monthly magazine and associated website for professional engineers, with a circulation of approximately 150,000. It covers all areas of engineering and technology through exclusive news, features, analysis, announcements and job adverts. 

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The magazine and its journalists have enjoyed success in media industry awards in recent years. Here are some hits and near misses:

Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief

Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2011
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2009
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2008
Runner up, Editor-in-Chief Best Single Issue, TABPI: Trade Association Business Publications International (‘Tabbie’) awards 2010
Gold award, Editor-in-Chief, Best Special Section [for the Undergound Issue], TABPI Awards 2010

Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor

Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011 
Highly Commended, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009

John Rooney, Chief designer

Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME Rising Stars, 2013
Shortlisted, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), 2011
Highly Commended, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Bronze Award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
The Design Team, Honorable Mention, Contents Page, TABPI Awards 2010

Aasha Bodhani, Assistant features editor

Winner, Best Overall Feature Article of the Year, BT Security Journalism Awards, 2013

Kris Sangani, Consumer electronics editor

Shortlisted, Writer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2011 

Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)

For Eccentric Engineer column
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2010
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Magazine Design and Journalism Awards 2008

Chris Titley (freelance journalist)

Silver Winner, Best Feature Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Mark Harris (freelance journalist)

Gold Award, Technical Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Amy Spurling (freelance journalist)

Silver Award, Focus / Profile Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Popular articles
WW1: First World War communications and the 'Tele-net of Things'
The exigencies of the 1914-1918 conflict meant that electronic communications on the Allied side had to find new ways to interoperate both on the battlefield and on the Home Front: but can the beginnings of 2014's interconnected domains be found in innovations that came out of the necessities of that war?

3D printing for space missions
3D printing is emerging as a popular technology in the space industry, where it increases the potential to reduce spacecraft mass and cut launch costs. But will it ever be possible to print the rockets themselves?

The science of predicting football results
A statistician explains some mathematical models behind predicting results of international soccer games and risks his reputation by trying to guess the winners of the 2010 World Cup.

 
WW1: Combat helmet technology - the Brodie steel helmet
An iconic symbol of war, the Brodie was the first combat helmet to be specifically designed and engineered for Western Front battlefield conditions – and its legacy extends to the composite material military hard hats worn by today's fighting forces.

Gadgets
The big launches from CES, the world’s largest consumer tech trade show, including smart bikes, solar-powered crystals and Oculus Rift for your ears

Quantum cryptography: using photons to create secure keys
It is essential that cryptography remains well ahead of the hackers, and that's precisely the motivation for a project that uses the quantum mechanical properties of photons to create tamper-proof keys.

Past issues
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Engineering and Technology: issue 2 2015

Issue: 2

17 February 2015

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Engineering and Technology: issue 1 2015

Issue: 1

19 January 2015

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Engineering and Technology: issue 12 2014

Issue: 12

15 December 2014

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Engineering and Technology: issue 11 2014

Issue: 11

11 November 2014

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