Engineering News Articles

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

13 June 2013

Engineers and biologists are working together to produce bacteria capable of repairing concrete...

30 May 2013

Optics develop to send 400Gbits per second down an optical fibre 12800km long and could reduce the price and increase...

30 May 2013

Just one return trip to Mars would eat up about two-thirds of an astronaut's lifetime "safe" dose of...

23 May 2013

Scientists have used 3D printing techniques to construct a new trachea to successfully treat a child born with airway...

09 May 2013

The fate of one of the world's main sources of helium is about to be decided - and prices are set to soar sky high...

09 May 2013

A “cloaking device”, capable of rendering objects invisible to microwave light, has been produced using a 3-D printer.

09 May 2013

This week the world's first gun made entirely from a 3D printer was successfully fired. Here's the...

02 May 2013

A new floating material has been developed which can soak up oil spills, in the ongoing fight against water pollution.

24 April 2013

As you increase an LED's power, the efficiency tends to droop. A team of researchers have worked out why.

18 April 2013

A polymer nanosuit to protect insects in a vacuum, technique inspired by nature.

11 April 2013

In 2008 two and a half times the legal limit of Arsenic was found in a test on Italian beer. But how did it get there?

10 April 2013

Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide could lead to more clear-air turbulence, leading to bumpier and more expensive...

04 April 2013

German scientists have designed a high-efficiency, low-cost lithium-sulphur battery...

28 February 2013

A team of US scientists have developed a flexible battery than can be stretched to three times its size without...

28 February 2013

Scientists have produced a bendy battery that can stretch elastically to three times its normal length without...

28 February 2013

A new catalyst that can unleash the clean potential of hydrogen without the risk of explosion, has been developed by...

14 February 2013

Soft robots can be simple and cheap but incredibly agile: powered by explosions, they can leap at least 30 times their...

07 February 2013

A group of Korean researchers have produced flexible films of thermoelectric material that can generate electricity...

24 January 2013

Does improved energy efficiency translate into a saving for the planet? Or does it just mean people use more resources...

24 January 2013

A new marshmallow-like material that can selectively absorb oil and be rung out ready for re-use has been demonstrated...

24 January 2013

One kilogram of a new polyisocyanide polymer can turn an Olympic-sized swimming pool to jelly within minutes. And as...

25 November 2012

Scientists have managed to make steam directly from ice-water using the power of the Sun...

04 November 2012

Medical tape that sticks strongly but peels off with less force than it takes to tear tissue paper has been invented by...