Archive July 2015

New bag could protect planes from bomb threats

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FlyBag covers the cargo hold of a passenger plane, so if a bomb in a suitcase detonates, the explosion is contained. In experiments, the bag successfully contained a standard-sized bomb...

Researchers use infrared to improve solar cell efficiency

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Engineers in California have created a method of converting infrared light from the sun into solar energy. At present infrared simply passes through current solar cell technology, although these new...

Firms in the North East join to recruit more apprentices

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Engineering companies in the North East are among those offering up to 40 high-level apprenticeships to help counter the skills shortage in science areas. The companies have worked together with...

Engineers create new type of rice that produces less greenhouses gas

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Engineers from Sweden and China have genetically engineered the new strain of rice to produce less methane. Methane is emitted in rice farming and is responsible for up to 17%...

New report highlights lack of graduates going into engineering jobs

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Only half of engineering graduates end up in professional engineering jobs, according to a new report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. It shows the variety of backgrounds and experience...

Fold-up bridge inspired by origami could help disaster relief

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Engineers in Japan have developed the new bridge, which unfolds based on the principles of origami. It is hoped the new bridge could help deliver aid to remote areas after...