Archive December 2017

Contact lost with Russian satellite after being set to launch from wrong Cosmodrome

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

The most embarrassing engineering blunder of the year might well be the loss of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket launched last month from the Vostochny cosmodrome. A Soyuz-2.1a launched from the Vostochny...

Could The First CRISPR Clinical Trial Could Begin in 2018?

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

This week saw a major development for the field of gene-editing with a European pharmaceutical company applying to run the first CRISPR clinical trial. CRISPR Therapeutics has applied to the...

Infographic — How To Become an Engineer

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Recent research from Jobsite has revealed product designer, developer and engineer to be the three most appealing jobs in 2017 The research marks a shift away from aspiring to a...

Suit Converts Body Heat into Energy for Mining Cryptocurrency

1 year ago — 1 min read

'The Institute of Human Obsolence' (IoHO) has demonstrated a suit which converts human body heat into energy for mining Cryptocurrency.

World’s steepest railway opens – The Schwyz-Stoos funicular

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

The world’s steepest funicular line has opened at the Alpine resort of Stoos in Switzerland. The Schwyz-Stoos funicular (Standseilbahn Schwyz-Stoos in German) railway can climb a 110% gradient and cost an...

Growing food from mattresses: what Engineers can learn from working in refugee camps

1 year ago — 5 min read

I am a scientist who has spent his career working with industry at the interface of science, engineering and medicine. I have served on many advisory boards on translating research...