Engineering

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

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

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...

15 October 2012

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

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...

09 February 2012

Almost 70% of the energy produced by a car engine is lost, mostly in the form of heat that exits along the exhaust pipe...

18 October 2011

The inside of a modern aircraft jet engine is a harsh and complex environment, but the drive for ever more powerful and...

06 July 2011

CSI has come to Swansea. But rather than solving murders, for a team at the University's Technology Centre (UTC)...

21 April 2011

Countless atomic recipes and crystal arrangements mean there are literally trillions of possible materials that could...

06 April 2011

Spinning hundreds of times per second and carrying a load equivalent to the weight of a family car, often at...

19 January 2011

Niraj Lal looks at a growing part of our electrical future: the solar cell...

07 July 2007

Mention plastics and most people think of polythenes, perspex and other oil-based nasties that never break down. But...

03 November 2004

Nothing that you do is safe. Everything carries an inherent risk, but what is justifiable risk, and how do you assess...