Engineering and Manufacturing

Sheep worn wearable alerts farmers to lameness
Sheep are good at hiding lameness, which has prompted researchers to develop a smart wearable device that automatically detects the condition and could help stop it spreading in flocks.
Lame sheepLameness in sheep costs the sector around £80m a year ...
This week’s poll: Carillion collapse
The dramatic collapse of construction giant Carillion – which this week (Monday 15th Jan) went into liquidation with debts of around £1.5bn – has major ramifications for public services across the UK and threatens the delivery of key construction projects ...
Last week’s poll: ‘smart cars’ as consumer electronics
This year’s CES exhibition saw a number of companies roll into Las Vegas to unveil developments that indicate the growth of ‘smart cars’ as consumer electronics.
Notable among exhibitors were Byton, a start-up looking to turn the car ‘into the ...
Using 3D CAD to enhance communication
When you’re surrounded by self-appointed designers clever use of 3D CAD can help non-technical members of your team better understand the impact of design decisions, writes the Secret Engineer. 
Having written these pieces for a number of years now, it ...
Running cool – The ice technology helping Arctic communities adapt
The SmartICE project is providing Arctic inhabitants with real-time data on their capricious landscape
At the recent United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Dr Trevor Bell was slightly taken aback that some people think polar bears are the only thing ...
Fill the skills gap with salaries that are fair for all
Jason Ford, news editor
Another year and another initiative aimed at raising the profile of engineering among the nation’s youth, accompanied, as these things tend to be, with an impressive list of companies and organisations lending their support.
This time ...
Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on ...