Rolls Royce

02 August 2016

The inside of a jet engine can get up to 1600 degrees Celsius, so how do the materials survive this intense heat?

26 April 2016

We've all heard about driverless cars but what about driverless ships?

11 May 2015

New technology enables jet engine engineers at Rolls-Royce to monitor the health of their engines even in flight...

23 September 2014

Jet engines have their work cut out keeping entire planes in the air. This means making strong, durable parts is very...

03 October 2013

Material Scientist, Caroline Goddard, explains how new alloys are made and how you select metals for different tasks...

20 July 2012

Military developments have taken the jet engine in a new direction. Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL)...

20 July 2012

The conditions in a Jet engine - very high temperatures & incredible forces - are very challenging, requiring...

20 July 2012

World War Two saw huge developments in aero engines, from the Merlin that powered the Hurricanes and Spitfires deployed...

20 May 2012

Once we have a recipe for a new metal, how do we find out if it lives up to its initial promise? We find out how...

20 May 2012

We find out how a novel alloy makes the leap from academia to aeroplane...

20 May 2012

Metal alloys are mixtures of different chemical elements - adding certain elements can make a metal harder, others can...

17 April 2012

Submarines, manned or unmanned have been vital in learning about the deep sea as well as playing an essential role as...

11 March 2012

Scientists have taken the first steps towards interrogating anti-matter and find out more about this mysterious...

11 March 2012

Rolls Royce engines are regularly inspected to keep them in tiptop condition and running efficiently, but to do so...

27 November 2011

Now most people will have seen a thermal camera - a special type of camera that can detect the far infrared radiation...

21 August 2011

As air traffic grows, the noise of aircraft is becoming an increasingly important problem. To find out what...

07 July 2011

How do jet engines actually work? One simple way to think about it is Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow. The engine sucks air...

31 May 2011

If you've been on a flight recently, then there's a very high likelihood that you were carried aloft by a jet...

31 May 2011

We humans have been moulding metal to our will for at least 3,000 years. In fact, our use of metals mark the beginning...

31 May 2011

What happens at a molecular level as a blacksmith works on a piece of metal? To find out, Meera took metallurgist John...

17 October 2010

This week, the winner of the Rolls-Royce Annual Science Prize was announced during a special ceremony held at the...

03 May 2009

Dr. Howard Stone is looking for ways to get the most out of metals as we use them to make jet engine blades. Advances...