From the latest issue
A surfer, surfing at Wavegarden, Spain

Surfing the new wave: artificial pools hang ten

This summer you no longer need to live on the coast if you want to experience the waves and get surfing: commercial wave pools have got bigger and better and are markedly safer than the unpredictable sea swell. But is there any comparison to the real thing?

A fireman dealing with a bush fire

There is no shortage of concepts for new firefighting technology, but the need for practicality and affordability means that many of the most intriguing never get beyond the drawing board

A drone flying over a flock of sheep

More and more drones are skittering through rural skies, taking snapshots of the fields and providing farmers with various data about the soil and crops. Are they really necessary or just the latest gadget craze?

Hanford located on the Columbia River

It's 70 years since two devastating atomic bombs forced Japan's surrender and ended the Second World War. The energy in atoms has since been harnessed for peaceful ends, but an isolated Manhattan Project site shows both the promise of nuclear power and the limits of our ability to cope with it.

About the magazine
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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. 

The scope of E&T’s coverage is highly varied and broad and is aimed at professionals working in all areas of engineering and technology, including the key industry sectors of the built environment, design and production, energy, information and communications, and transport.

Its award-winning content is available in print, online and on iPad. Members can access the iPad editions free of charge. Single issues or an annual subscription can be purchased by non IET members in Apple's App Store.

E&T is published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology for its members through the wholly owned subsidiary IET Services. The magazine is editorially independent of the institution and the views expressed in it do not necessarily reflect those of its editors or publishers.

More information on how to contact the editors, advertise in E&T or subscribe to the magazine is available on this website.

The magazine and its journalists have enjoyed success in media industry awards in recent years.

E&T magazine and E&T online

Gold award, Special section ('Watches'), TABPI awards 2015
Honourable Mention, Best focus issue ('Utopia'), TABPI awards 2015
Honourable Mention, Best single issue ('Turing’s Enigma'), TABPI awards 2015
Honourable mention, Best website, TABPI awards 2015
Shortlisted, Digital product of the year (E&T Online) and membership magazine of the year, PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2014
Shortlisted, Business magazine of the Year, BSME 2014

Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief

Shortlisted, Editor of the year, PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2014
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 ('the Undergound Issue'), TABPI Awards 2010

Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor

Gold award, Best regular column ('After All'), TABPI Awards 2015
Shortlisted, Columnist of the year ('After All'), Business Media, PPA Awards 2015
Bronze award, Best regular column ('After All'), TABPI Awards 2014
Shortlisted, Best feature idea, BSME Awards, 2013
Honourable mention, Best regular column, TABPI Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011
Best special section ('the Undergound Issue'), winner, TABPI Awards 2010
Highly commended, Columnist of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009

John Rooney, Chief designer

Honourable mention, Best digital front cover, TABPI awards 2014
Shortlisted, Digital art director 2014 (Tablet edition), BSME Rising Stars 2014
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME Rising Stars, 2013
Honorable Mention, Opening Spread, TABPI awards 2013
Honorable Mention, Front cover illustration, TABPI awards 2013
Bronze award, Front cover special issue, TABPI awards 2012
Honorable Mention, Opening spread, TABPI awards 2012
Shortlisted, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA awards 2012
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME awards 2011
Bronze award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
Highly commended, Designer of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Shortlisted Designer of the year, IPPA Awards 2009

Art Desk team

Best art team, BSME Rising Star awards 2015
Honorable mention, the design team, contents page, TABPI Awards 2010

Aasha Bodhani, Engineering features editor

Shortlisted, Best overall information security feature article of the year, ‘Securing the Sale’, BT Security Journalism Awards 2014
Winner, Best overall feature article of the year, BT Security Journalism Awards 2013

Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)

For Eccentric Engineer column
Winner, Columnist of the year, PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2014
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

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