Made in Britain, again

Britain, like many other countries, has gone through a period of huge deindustrialisation. Nearly 9m people were employed in British manufacturing in 1966; by 2011 fewer than 3m were. Manufacturing’s share of the economy is around 10% today, half what it was in 1990. In different countries, from rustbelt America to rustic China, a chorus […]

The 1,000mph (Mach 1.4) car

Good to see that Rolls-Royce has now joined the companies sponsoring Bloodhound, the project to build a car that will try to set a 1,000mph world land speed record. Some people wonder what’s the point of this sort of thing. When you push engineering beyond its limits you never know what you might learn, and […]