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This VR Battle Helmet Is Just Like 'Iron Man' (And We've Worn It)

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is the BAE Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD). It is - put simply - the world's most advanced helmet. The idea? To take pilots out of re...

Panorama News Night Hit In Latest BBC Job Cull

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

The BBC has been accused of "frittering away" public money with plans to axe hundreds more journalists, while planning to hire new ones. Unions sai...

Miliband to the Rescue?

Jamie England | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie England

The Germans have bigger and better industry and produce quality goods from pharmaceuticals to lignite. In England, the people that could be achieving so much in these kinds of industry are pissing around at university and messing up the job market for serious graduates.

What Are the Prospects for the UK Economy in 2015?

John Mills | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The next general election will be held in May 2015. No-one can foretell the outcome. But it is much easier to anticipate the economic prospects that will be faced by whichever party or combination of parties wins power.

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

The UK Business Department Must Partner With Industry, Not Rule Over It

Ann McKechin | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

Despite being the government department charged with representing the interest of business around the Cabinet table, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has worryingly little direct input from the business sector when it comes to conducting their own work.

Bridging the Divide Between School and the Workplace

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

During a recent speech to manufacturing industry executives, Business Secretary Vince Cable cited teachers' lack of workplace knowledge as the 'underlying problem' in careers advice and guidance. According to Cable, teachers - predominantly graduates themselves - "know about UCAS forms - but... know absolutely nothing about the world of work."

A Budget to Boost British Businesses and Create Jobs

Adam Afriyie | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

The Government has no money. Governments don't produce profits. High-net-worth individuals, businesses, pension funds and international wealth funds have the cash. We don't. That's why we must woo them, welcome them, give them a great reason for coming here and encourage them to invest this money in British businesses right now.

THE DEATH OF CRAFT

Tom Harvey | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Tom Harvey

As a country, our creativity is our strongest card. Witness the number of contracts and awards we win around the world, our architecture, film, television, theatre, fine art, games, music and advertising punches far above its weight, we are a tiny island, but a huge creative force.

Okay to Sing, Just Don't Play!

Horace Trubridge | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Take a look at the UK album charts and it's there for all to see. Out of the top twenty albums, 14 of them are all male bands. Out of the six remaining acts three are solo female singers and the other three are male bands fronted by a female singer. So, here we are in 2014 and there is not one all-girl band in the top 20 album charts.

Brewing a Tasty, Sustainable Future for Tea

Sally Uren | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Sally Uren

After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Global consumption of tea jumped 60% between 1993 and 2010 and we now drink more than 3 billion cups a day. As consumers around the world get a taste for different types of tea, consumption is set to continue to rise, particularly in Asian markets.

Beyond Fluffy Red Dragons

Adam Breeze | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Adam Breeze

The inward investment landscape gets more complicated and more competitive by the day. In the first 20 years of the WDA there were only a handful of locations that were actively seeking inward investment - today, virtually every town, county, city and country in the world has an inward investment agency.

Mind the Gap - Why the Manufacturing Sector Must Learn to Future Proof Its Workforce

Simon Thomas | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The UK manufacturing sector has been described as 'indispensable' to Europe's economic future. In spite of this, there is still an underlying challenge for the industry to produce a skilled workforce.

Is Europe's Terminal Decline Inevitable?

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

A recent trip to China confirmed the atmosphere of hope, growth and belief in a bright future that is prevalent among its people and its business leaders. That contrasts sharply with the current atmosphere in most European countries that, for the most part, seem concerned with an existential threat to their future.

Business Confidence - The New Normal

Thomas Brown | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Thomas Brown

UK businesses are entering 2014 brimming with confidence and with growth firmly placed high up the management agenda. However, while this transition from recession to recovery is encouraging for all, businesses must resist the urge to revert to their pre-crisis way of thinking and instead learn to adapt to the new normal.

2013 - It's All About Compromise

Nick Beecroft | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

2013 is looking increasingly like a year one can split into three very distinct thirds. The first third took us up to May, encompassing the Cypriot crisis and the inconclusive Italian election, sending risk markets into tail-spins and yields lower, and finishing when Ben Bernanke first mentioned the possibility that the Fed may 'taper' or reduce its bond-buying quantitative easing program.

Building an Effective Industrial Strategy

Peter Luff | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

As I argued in my last blog, governments can't avoid having an industrial strategy of some kind - the question is only how explicit such strategies are. And when they do develop explicit strategies, they should go with the grain of what's working already, not reinvent the wheel.

A Conservative Case for Industrial Strategy

Peter Luff | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

Britain is an innovative, creative nation with world leading industries in engineering manufacturing and services. Our entrepreneurs continue to develop new products that take on the world. Manufacturing's share of national output may have fallen but we remain a major and successful manufacturing nation.

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

Rima Amin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rima Amin

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.

Cadets Discovering Industry

Dr Gordon Mizner | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK
Dr Gordon Mizner

Industrial Cadets provides a flexible means by which industrial companies can engage with schools in their local area by providing hands-on project and site visit experiences which give students a taste of local industry.

Industrialisation Is Key to Fighting Poverty

Ivor Ichikowitz | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK
Ivor Ichikowitz

A new industrial revolution is required to lift developing economies from poverty.

Book Review: The Trebor Story by Matthew Crampton - A Surprisingly Sweet Read

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

In this cut-throat, every-man-for-himself age, this thorough history and analysis of a respected and profitable company of the past proved excellent, timely and wise reading.

What Women Want: Engineering's Hidden Human Side?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sakthy Selvakumaran

I am not one to put faith in gender stereotypes, but with careers such as nursing, biological research and social work drawing a much higher proportion of females, I am lead to question whether the perception of engineering as a "heavy" industry, almost sterile of human interaction is putting women off.

Miners Evacuated From Underground Fire

PA | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

More than 90 miners at a closure-threatened colliery have been safely evacuated after a severe underground fire. The operators of Daw Mill Colliery...

Food Industry Takes Control of Its Engineering Future

Richard J. Martin | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK
Richard J. Martin

The food and grocery industry is central to all of our lives. It puts food on our tables, employs one in seven people in the UK and offers a variety o...