Engineering: a future?
Find out what engineers do and how you could design the future and make it happen.
Automation Reaches French Vineyards With A Vine-Pruning Robot
Wall-Ye will soon be taking on the most labor-intensive of chores performed in wine vinyards: pruning and de-suckering, or clipping off fruitless shoots.
Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in a generation. In this awe-inspiring three-part series, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world's largest and most ambitious engineering projects,
Los Alamos Lab Demonstrates A Reactor For Space Travel
The new prototype is the first nuclear reactor for space built in the U.S. since 1965.
Paul Westbury - Gold Medal Address
Paul Westbury was awarded the Institution of Structural Engineers' Gold Medal Award. It is their most prestigious award and is given to an individual for exceptional and outstanding contributions to the advancement of structural engineering.
Tory Conference: Boris Johnson address
I want to boost the teaching of the STEM subjects because it is an utter scandal that we are going through a golden age of engineering projects and yet this country is short of about 50,000 engineers.
George Osborne speech to Conservative conference
How could a country that wants to compete in the world economy possibly explain that it’s cutting budgets on things like schools and science because it couldn’t summon the political will to control welfare?
Ed Miliband’s conference speech – the transcript
Here’s the choice that I want to offer to that 14 year old who is not academic. English and maths to 18 because rigour in the curriculum matters. But courses that engage them and are relevant to them. Work experience with employers.
Engineering is Fun
Britain needs more engineers. The Royal Academy of Engineering says so. It does not have advance intelligence on a Thames Estuary airport or a new scheme to plant the Union Jack on Mars.
Nick Clegg's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference
So let us take the lead in building a new economy for the new century. An open, outward looking economy in the world’s biggest single market. A strong, balanced economy built on productive investment, not debt-fuelled consumption.
Vince Cable conference speech in full
I believe we need an industrial strategy - a positive and ambitious vision, built around long-term investment in innovation, skills and science.
It's not just sport! The Olympics will also inspire a new generation of engineers
What was your favourite moment of the Olympic Games? Mo Farah and Usain Bolt standing together? Prince William hugging the Duchess of Cambridge amid the whooping crowds of the velodrome? Jessica Ennis cementing herself as the nation’s sweetheart?
Injured bald eagle Beauty gets 3D printed bionic beak
In 2007, an Alaskan bald eagle named Beauty was shot in the face, she lost her top beak.
Nikola Tesla museum campaign smashes fundraising target
A campaign to build a museum to the scientist, inventor and early pioneer of electricity Nikola Tesla has exceeded its fundraising target of $850,000 in just under a week.
Scientists develop lithium-ion battery that charges 120 times faster than normal
A group of Korean scientists, working at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), have developed a fast-charge lithium-ion battery that can be recharged 30 to 120 times faster than conventional li-ion batteries.
A penny-sized rocket thruster invented at MIT
Satellites, like the people who make them, come in all shapes and sizes. Their parts do as well. And while some thrusters are large and impressive, some satellites need smaller ones.
Farmed Fish Float (Almost) Free In Clever Geodesic Domes
Until recently, only a fraction of the world’s calories originated in farmed fish, but today it’s increasingly common.
Engineering living tissue
Hear from a mechanical engineer who builds synthetic human tissue to repair diseased bodies. Plus, a virologist describes how she recreated the Bluetongue virus in her lab to develop a vaccine against it
Bio-engineering a way to save farm fields
In a test plot near the Great Marsh in Lewes, University of Delaware professor Jack Gallagher grows a stand of seaside mallow, a plant that may eventually replace corn and soybeans in saltwater-ravaged fields.