Archive August 2017

RRS Sir David Attenborough (aka ‘Boaty McBoatface’) leaves the River Tyne

2 years ago — 1.5 min read

Yesterday the stern section of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, was transported by barge from Hebburn-based shipyard A&P Tyne (Newcastle) to Cammell Laird's...

Cambridge Engineer Dr Jenni Sidey wins Young Engineer of the Year Award

2 years ago — 1 min read

Lecturer Dr Jenni Sidey has been honoured with an award by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) in recognition of the ‘major impact’ she has made in the field early...

Cassini reveals 3-dimensionality in the clouds of Saturn for the first time

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Cassini is entering the Grand Finale phase of its mission and getting closer to Saturn than ever before. Last Friday, for the first time ever, Cassini was able to reveal...

Engineering History – The heartbreaking story of the flying mathematicians of World War I

2 years ago — 12 min read

Keith Lucas was killed instantly when his BE2 biplane collided with that of a colleague over Salisbury Plain on October 5, 1916. As a captain in the Royal Flying Corps,...

Tesla shows of its tiny futuristic house

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

Australia sunshine makes it a prime candidate for solar energy (it has the highest average solar radiation per square meter than any other continent on Earth!) and this makes it...

Voyagers 40th anniversary: 40 images

2 years ago — 20 min read

On August 20th, 1977, Voyager 2 was launched. Her sister spacecraft, Voyager 1, followed two weeks later. The goal of these two explorers was to shed light on the mysteries...