Engineering News Articles

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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...

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

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

24 January 2013

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

25 November 2012

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

04 November 2012

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

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...

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

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

02 September 2012

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

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...