Engineering is responsible for the pulleys, wheels and bows and arrows that carried us towards civilisation. It powered the SS Great Britain across the Atlantic and raised the Eiffel Tower. Without engineering, we wouldn’t have powerful computers tucked away in pockets or a direct line to outer space. Since its inception thousands of years ago, engineering has undoubtedly shaped our world. The question we’re addressing this month, however, is what happens next?

Throughout October, we are looking at the innovations that will continue to change the way we see the world around us. From designing the fastest race cars in the world to the cutting-edge techniques used to preserve a slice of history, join us as we take a glance at tomorrow’s world.

First up, specialist engineers from BAE Systems are keeping a foot in the past as they help preserve HMS Victory, the world’s oldest commissioned warship. Restoration plays a key role in another of our features this month, as we explore eco-engineering and the resilience of rivers.

Our next group of engineers are dedicating their time to futureproofing our planet. We get an inside look at how engineers are monitoring our air, finding novel sources of green energy and cleaning up chemicals!

An insight into the future wouldn’t be complete, however, without a look towards the more sci-fi-inspired inventions heading our way. We hear from an entrepreneur who is unlocking creativity in engineered music and get a glimpse at the virtual reality surgery training tomorrow’s doctors.

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