Archive November 2016

#CubeSat CubeSat lifespans double as NanoRack repurposes ISS supply vehicle as launch platform

6 months ago — 3 min read

The International Space Station (ISS) has been used as a launch platform for a whole range of CubeSats over the...

Meet the Smart Bandages that changes colour when they detect infections

6 months ago — 3.5 min read

The University of Bath is leading a trail of smart bandages using samples from burns patients from four UK hospitals....

#cubesat RainCube to Study “Black Magic” in 2017

6 months ago — 5 min read

Radiofrequency Engineers have referred to the mysterious force which guides our modern communications as "Black Magic". While the physics behind...

Welcome to the island of Ta’u – (almost) entirely powered by solar panels

6 months ago — 3 min read

Tesla and SolarCity have announced they have (almost) entirely powered the small island of Ta'u in American Samoa with solar...

‘Missing Pages’ bring a sense of positivity to a broken flat-pack experience.

6 months ago — 4 min read

You might remember our Born to Engineer video featuring Adrian Westaway last March? While normally Adrian and Clara Gaggero's studio...

#cubesat NASA thinks CubeSats are the next big thing

6 months ago — 3.5 min read

NASA is pushing ahead with its big commitment to CubeSats. It will be launching dozens of them in the coming...

The Engineer’s Role in World Toilet Day

6 months ago — 2.5 min read

This Saturday (November 19th) will be World Toilet Day; the UN-backed project is aiming to raise awareness and inspire action...

Want to become the World’s First Civilian Jetpack Pilot?

6 months ago — 1.5 min read

Back in September we looked JetPack Aviation's successful attempt to fly the first jetpack in Europe. Now JetPack Aviation now...

UK Universities secure £4.5 million fund to create new Degree Apprenticeship opportunities

6 months ago — 7 min read

18 universities across the UK are celebrating securing a share of a £4.5 million development fund to create thousands of...

Zipline secures $25 million investment to deliver medical supplies by drone

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

It is hard not to be impressed by Ziplines vision for Drone technology. The Californian company has just secured an...

Is film a useful way to showcase research?

7 months ago — 2 min read

At Born to Engineer we are big believers in film being a fantastic way to showcase complex topics - not...

Plans for a Working Hyperloop to Connect Dubai to Abu Dhabi Accelerate

7 months ago — 3 min read

The prospect of a working Hyperloop system moved on step closer today as Hyperloop One and the Dubai Roads and...

James Dyson launches a new university to bridge the UKs engineering skills gap

7 months ago — 3.5 min read

Billionaire inventor James Dyson has set up a brand new £15m institute of technology in Wiltshire to boost Britains ability...

Could British Wind Power Blow away the competition?

7 months ago — 1.5 min read

RenewableUK has released a new study that highlights the offshore wind industry’s export potential. It shows British companies have already won 115...

Brighton i360, the world’s first vertical cable car, celebrates Royal Opening

7 months ago — 3 min read

Prince Philip has officially opened the Brighton i360, the world's first vertical cable car, in Brighton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfzxMGzA1w While the cable...