Archive September 2016

Three Phd students have created a robot that can open a door like a cat

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

Three PhD students from the University of Pennsylvania have created the "Ghost Minitaur". Using high-torque brushless outrunner motors and a...

Rosetta: Join us as we countdown to the end of Rosetta’s historic mission to Comet 67P

10 months ago — 0.5 min read

The Rosetta probe is set to end its mission to Comet 67P with a controlled descent to the surface of...

JB-10 jetpack set to make Aviation History over Monaco today

10 months ago — 3 min read

Aviation History is set to be made in Monaco this weekend as David Mayman, CEO and Test Pilot at JetPack...

How the internet reacted to SpaceX’s Mars Colonisation Plan – The Interplanetary Transport System

10 months ago — 7.5 min read

Elon Musk used the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, to go into details about SpaceX's ambitious plan...

Engineering Talks – Elon Musk on “Making Humans a Multi Planetary Species”

10 months ago — 1.5 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Uyfqi_TE8 Elon Musk used the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico to talk about SpaceX's plans to colonise...

Could Self-driving cars free up an enormous amount of room in our cities?

10 months ago — 2 min read

A fascinating study by two British engineering firms, Farrells and WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff (which looked at how London’s streets might be...

Elon Musk unveils the rocket engine he says will take humanity to Mars

10 months ago — 3 min read

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire behind SpaceX, has unveiled a new generation of rockets he says will take humanity to...

Leeds named University of the Year 2017

10 months ago — 1 min read

Are you considering where to apply for an Engineering Degree? Leeds has just been named University of the Year 2017...

It’s official – Snapchat launch £100 Google Glass-style Spectacles

10 months ago — 0.5 min read

At the beginning of September we covered rumours that Social Media giant Snapchat might be planning on launching their own...

“This tiny Q-Bot could save you a fortune on heating bills” – Design Engineer Mathew Holloway

10 months ago — 0.5 min read

More good news for Design Engineer Mat Holloway, who features in our Born to Engineer series of videos, as the...

Guinness confirm World Record for Strongest magnetic field trapped in a superconductor

10 months ago — 3 min read

It's official - Guinness World Records have officially confirmed that a team of engineers led by Cambridge's Professor David Cardwell...

Army Medics use VR ‘Chinook’ to help save lives on the battlefield

10 months ago — 4.5 min read

The University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technology (HIT) team has designed new simulator of a Chinook helicopter. The simulation brings...

ICE Announces 2016 dates for QUEST Technician Scholarship

10 months ago — 1 min read

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced it will be accepting applications for it's QUEST Technician Scholarship between October...

Meet the British Sports Car Powered by a Single Rotor Rotary Engine

10 months ago — 3 min read

This week the 2016 Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event saw a world first for British Engineering firm "Advanced Innovative Engineering"...

How Does Masdar City – the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living – stack up against Birmingham?

10 months ago — 7 min read

Masdar City has been pitched as a ‘zero carbon’ and ‘zero waste’ city. This brand new city in the United...

More ways to follow – you can now follow Born to Engineer via Email, LinkedIn or Instagram.

10 months ago — 2 min read

We really love your feedback and one issue in particular caught our attention since the site relaunch back in May...

How a bubbly drink inspired more effective cancer treatment

10 months ago — 3.5 min read

Scientists are developing a bubbly drink for Cancer Research UK, that is packed with oxygen microbubbles which could make treatments...

Royal Academy of Engineering – #BecauseEngineering

10 months ago — 0.5 min read

The Royal Academy of Engineering has released the latest of its #BecauseEngineering films discussing the human impact of Engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkjmJ5MyQoE...