Archive December 2018

MIT Engineers are now 3D printing glass

8 months ago — Long Read

Engineers at MIT have perfected a process that means 3D printers can now squirt out endless streams of molten glass. While the thought of a machine firing molten glass endlessly...

The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer

8 months ago — Long Read

No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does...

The Astronomy of Christmas – An Engineers Guide to the Winter solstice

8 months ago — Deep Dive

From the Neolithic to present times, the amount of sunlight we see in a day has had a profound impact on human culture. We are fast approaching the winter solstice...

Engineering Podcasts – The Civil Engineering Podcast

8 months ago — Quick Read

The Civil Engineering Podcast, the first podcast dedicated solely to helping civil engineers create extraordinary careers and lives. Hosted by By Anthony Fasano & Christian Knutson the show aims to...

The Do’s and Don’ts of UK Drone Law

8 months ago — Long Read

Today Drones brought Gatwick to a halt but what are the existing rules in the UK for flying? Even though drones have rapidly increased in popularity the laws relating to...

Solar-powered car breaks efficiency world record

8 months ago — Long Read

A team of Engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have crushed the solar-powered car efficiency record. Advances in photovoltaic tech have leapt forward in the last decade....