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Well-intentioned journalism is being let down by a poor choice of accompanying images, perpetuating a distorted image of engineering   I have a bit of a rant brewing, and unfortunately, it is against some of the better informed, most well intentioned proponents of engineering and technology in the media today. Recently we’ve seen some... read more...
Posted by Abbie Hutty on Getting the image right Nov 21, 2014 2:31 GMT
An online exhibition, a collaborative project between the archives of the IET, ICE and IMechE, has been launched to tell the stories of engineers and engineering innovations in the First World War.  read more...
Smartphones have come a long way in the past five years alone, now serving as seamless all-purpose devices to connect you to the world. At the rate that mobile phone technology is moving, we can expect to see some more major leaps and bounds in the decade ahead. read more...
Posted by Kushal Shah on Tech Blog Nov 19, 2014 9:35 GMT
I figure the first thing we should do on this blog is introduce ourselves.  However, I'm not going to run through every single member of the CRC with a little biography, as that would be a bit boring (or a lot boring).  However, if you're lucky, you'll recognise someone in either the obligatory "posed team in front of a... read more...
Posted by Karla Smith on Crazy about Communities Nov 13, 2014 2:53 GMT
World War One opened up opportunities for women, engineering was one of them.  read more...
November means just one thing to your Trustee Board – annual IET business planning round. We have the large IET cake and we need to decide how to cut it up. Did anyone binge out and eat too much? And why did the plush surroundings nearly do for one Trustee? read more...
Posted by Alan Watts on IET - a VP's Blog Nov 8, 2014 2:11 GMT
This story of an electrical engineer and IEE Member during World War One has been written using his personal papers deposited with the IET Archives.  read more...
The following IEE Council minutes are extracts from the minutes of November 1914. Not all the minutes have been reproduced below, only those that directly relate to the war and its effects on the Institution. read more...
Pressure calibrators may be handheld or bench instruments that contain pressure pumps and transducers internally or externally, and can measure and/or generate voltage, current and temperature, explains Barry Atkins, managing director of independent test equipment expert PASS Ltd. read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Nov 5, 2014 11:44 GMT
An industrial electrical power socket is locked out and tagged to avoid injury There is really no excuse for exposure to unguarded heating process equipment which endangers factory and plant workers. Barry Atkins, managing director of test and inspection experts PASS argues that not enough is being done to raise awareness about injuries and how... read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Nov 5, 2014 11:31 GMT
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Ron Thanks for this and you are right that there is significant interest in a number of countries. For India and China...
Noting your comment Alan, on India and China, having myself just returned from undertaking accreditations in Oman...
 

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