Ingenia – The Royal Academy of Engineering’s quarterly magazine – relaunches today with a new look and a new editorial focus on getting to the heart of a wide range of issues including:

Politics of engineering
With a General Election looming, the major political parties outline their agendas for UK engineering – Stephen O’Brien MP (Conservative Shadoiw Secretary of State for Industry), Martin O’Neill MP (senior Labour MP and Chair of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee) and Malcolm Bruce MP (Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry)

Small matter, many unknowns
The risks of nanotechnology - from the insurer’s perspective

Engineering in the 21st century
The Government’s Chief Scientist, Sir David King, looks at the critical challenges facing UK engineering whilst the Director General of the Research Councils, Sir Keith O’Nions, explains where the money to address them is coming from

There’s more to life than being an engineer
Academy President Lord Broers talks about life, technology and giving this year’s BBC Reith Lectures on the theme of “The Triumph of Technology”

On the shoulders of giants
With Britain bidding to host the 2012 Olympic Games, Ingenia takes a look at the challenges involved in designing stadia – the Colossuses of the structural world

What price speed – revisited
Imperial College researchers update a seminal paper written 55 years ago to show how some modern transport is super-efficient but our need for speed has left other forms more gas-guzzling than ever

Engineering makes you human
Professor Will Stewart contests that engineering ability is at the core of the human condition

Feng Shui meets spam
Bendy buses
Autosub under ice

These articles are all available on line at  Ingenia online

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community

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