Engineering

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

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...

21 July 2016

Biological alternatives to oil-based varnish are turning wood into one of the most sustainable building materials...

01 July 2016

Researchers are developing electric roads that can charge your car while waiting at a traffic light or even on the move...

01 April 2016

Are electric cars the future of transport? And can they really reduce pollution?

05 February 2016

The world’s hardest natural material also has the most enthralling sparkle – these two properties mean that tiny...

28 January 2016

Researchers are getting ready to test a tobacco-powered aeroplane thanks to a new bio jet fuel...

15 October 2015

A look inside one of the most spectacular feats of engineering: the jet engine.

01 October 2015

Trains are one of the most 'green' forms of travel, but how can we make them even more energy efficient?

13 August 2015

How do we know where planes are in the sky, and why do we occasionally lose them?

23 July 2015

Scientists can now research and explore hidden corners of the world... with drones!

20 February 2015

From knights in shining armour to bullet proof vests: what's next for protective materials?

23 November 2014

Jet engines have to keep entire planes in the air, so choosing what to make them from can make all the difference...

20 October 2014

Supported by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Naked Scientists are offering candidates an opportunity to join...

21 August 2014

Every chemical reaction on earth, from digesting food to powering a car requires a catalysis. We use man-made catalyses...

05 July 2013

With modern computers becoming ever more powerful, they have become an indispensable tool for the design of engineering...

15 October 2012

How do materials scientists process strong, deformation-resistant blades for gas turbine engines? What developments...

15 October 2012

With the precision design of superalloy materials we are able to manufacture materials that can cope with most of the...

15 October 2012

A new high temperature aerospace material has proved to be elusive so far, however, the candidate materials have to...

15 October 2012

What is steel? How have the production methods for making it changed over hundreds of years? What are different kinds...

24 September 2012

Fresh water is a precious resource. How can the use and abuse of this resource exacerbate or manage water poverty in...

17 September 2012

What can chemistry do to make a greener future? Aaron Page envisages a carbon-neutral future based on the cutting edge...

15 July 2012

In a world with ever-increasing energy demands and pollution, clean and abundant energy is urgently needed. The Sun...