Archive July 2017

EEF Annual photography competition celebrates British manufacturing with £5,000 prize pot

2 years ago — Long Read

Photographers of all experience levels are being asked to get snappy and have fun. The EEF Photography Competition, now in its 8th year, is asking photographers to submit images that...

Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water

2 years ago — Quick Read

Spider silk is famous for its impressive properties - it is one of the sturdiest materials found in nature. In fact, spider silk is stronger than steel and even tougher...

US Navy puts its crazy new electromagnetic railgun through its paces

2 years ago — Quick Read

The United States Navy has put its brand new high-tech railgun through its paces with a series of multi-shot salvos.

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology

2 years ago — Quick Read

Google has partnered with a top nuclear fusion company to create a new computer algorithm to speed up nuclear fusion experiments.

How Japan’s adorable zero-gravity space drone navigates ISS

2 years ago — Quick Read

There is no denying that Japans Aerospace Exploration Agencies (JAXA) JEM Internal Ball Camera is cute but the tiny space drone is packed full of some interesting engineering. Your browser...

India rolls out solar-powered train coaches that’ll will save thousands of litres of diesel

2 years ago — Quick Read

India’s massive train network is about to get serious about solar On July 14, Indian Railways revealed its first train coach with rooftop solar panels. These new panels will be...