Engineering

Articles about engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing, jet engines, materials science and transport...

01 November 2018

A significant amount of the single-use plastics that we use ends up in our oceans.

09 October 2018

3D printers are becoming popular in a number of industries, as well as with hobbyists. If you've got a computer...

04 October 2018

Miners could soon be scouring mounds of industrial waste to extract rare metals that are needed for products such as...

31 August 2018

Can the use of improved satellite navigation devices actually make driving safer?

14 June 2018

Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is tested using dummies modelled on...

31 May 2018

Noise is one of the biggest pollutants in modern cities but the risk is often overlooked despite being linked to an...

26 April 2018

Electric ferries and digital communication between ships could help in the quest to decarbonise maritime transport, a...

19 April 2018

Lightweight electric mini-cars could soon be a common sight on the streets of Europe’s cities thanks to longer-lasting...

23 February 2018

Twinges. Painful teeth. About one in 10 people suffer from dental sensitivity caused by worn enamel. But rather than...

17 February 2018

Robert Krakow and Robbie Bennett explain how 3D printing, or additive manufacturing as is commonly known in the...

30 January 2018

Why do engineers add one of the most expensive metals on Earth to their jet engines?

27 January 2018

Flying has become a vital part of our lives. In the one hundred years since the Wright Brothers first took to the air,...

16 August 2017

Blockchain technology developed to guarantee the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is now being...

21 July 2017

Traffic pollution in European cities can stall children’s brain development and stop them from reaching their full...

15 June 2017

An extremely sensitive radar that can detect when different parts of people’s bodies are moving at different speeds...

11 May 2017

10 scientific breakthroughs to shape Europe for the next 60 years

16 March 2017

If you take humans out of the driving seat, could traffic jams, accidents and high fuel bills become a thing of the...

02 March 2017

New hybrid printers are improving accuracy and scale.

28 February 2017

We slice open an LED light bulb to see how they work and why we need them.

02 February 2017

Europe’s streets full of grand old buildings bring tourists from around the globe, yet it isn’t the ornate 19th-century...

30 September 2016

Metal fatigue has been responsible for a number of fatal engineering disasters, from the Versailles rail accident to...

01 September 2016

Street lights may seem just part of the mundane backdrop of life, but many firms have been devising exciting ideas for...

04 August 2016

Eye-tracking systems will be available in cars from next year thanks to an EU initiative to back loans to Europe’s high...