Engineering News Articles

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

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...

04 November 2012

The light-emitting tails of fireflies have revealed a way for scientists to create more efficient LEDs.

23 September 2012

A new form of backwards printing has been developed with a very high resolution

19 September 2012

In a giant leap for technology, scientists have doubled the electricity-producing efficiency of the thermoelectric...

02 September 2012

A router which auto-corrects its position, allowing you to cut precision shapes by hand, has been built by researchers...

02 September 2012

Cable-like batteries which can be tied into a knot have been developed in Korea...

20 May 2012

A new way of doing microscopic origami has been developed.

04 March 2012

New materials which can strengthen electromagnetic forces have been designed.

29 January 2012

A way of distilling drinks without even heating them has been developed...

02 October 2011

Plastics may soon be able to be designed to a specification for an individual job

22 September 2011

Inspired by the insect-eating pitcher plant, scientists have created a material capable of repelling almost any liquid...

21 August 2011

Diamonds have been found in candle flames...

01 July 2011

Airplanes punching their way through clouds near major airports can increase local precipitation...