The engineering community has a vast array of resources on the web to stay up to date on what is going on in the engineering world.

Sites such as Slashdot [1] and [2] are aggregation services that do a reasonable job of summarising all the news that is out there.

There is also a variety of forums available for engineers to discuss topics of interest that are not necessarily in the news but are still important. This Wikia could have a forum set up (with about half an hour's work) if there is interest. But the Hot tidbits page has some value for that sort of thing.