Engineering News Articles

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

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...

19 June 2011

By learning from pterosaurs we may be able to make aircrafts more manouverable.

17 April 2011

A team working in the USA and Holland have this week come one step closer to working out how a rider-less bicycle...

10 April 2011

Flaps on wind turbines may make wind power more economic

13 February 2011

This week scientists from China have identified an environmentally-friendly way of making acrylic acid. Typically,...

10 January 2011

A method invented by nanotechnologists at The University of Texas in Dallas has been used for the first time to create...

09 January 2011

Despite their suave appeal, convertible cars could have to carry a health warning owing to the threat they pose to the...

19 December 2010

Does owning a lightweight carbon fibre bike cut down your commuting time? Contrary to expectations, a trial carried out...

12 December 2010

The strategies uesd by falcons may be useful for glider pilots and unmanned air vehicles

12 December 2010

An American entrepreneur launches a cheese into space

03 October 2010

Ever since the Wright brothers first took to the air in 1908 aircraft have been controlled by moving surfaces in order...

12 September 2010

Green fuels, like bioethanol, produced by yeast fermentation of plant sugars can be used to cut greenhouse gas...

20 June 2010

A new type of blast-proof curtain that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better...

18 December 2005

Nissan unveil self-healing paint...

27 August 2000

Stuck in a traffic jam? No problem. Simply strap on your personal helicopter...