Engineering News Articles

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20 October 2013

The fundamental role of sleep might be to flush the brain of more than just unwanted thoughts, scientists have...

19 September 2013

This week, salvage experts have been trying to raise the capsized Costa Concordia...

13 September 2013

A species of insect that employs gears on its back legs to coordinate its leaping movements has been described by...

22 August 2013

Could trains be built to travel as fast as jet liners?

25 July 2013

Ultra-lightweight electronics fashioned from thin plastic films formed into microcircuits have been developed in Japan...

18 July 2013

Claudia and Priya give you the facts about human powered flight

27 June 2013

Researchers have developed a fuel cell that runs on tears, which they say could power lens-mounted glucose sensors for...

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

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...

28 February 2013

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