Archive April 2019

Beresheet: first privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

14 hours ago — 5.5 min read

It came so close. It even took a selfie. But with only a few kilometres left to descend, something went wrong and the spacecraft Beresheet veered out of control, taking...

Case Study – How Frugal Engineering helped solve water distribution in Villa Gonzalo

2 days ago — 3 min read

This week we take a look at a crowdsourcing engineering success story with a social goal. Frugal Engineering has emerged as a way to adapt existing products and make them...

Institution of Civil Engineers want you vote for your favourite civil engineering project

3 days ago — 1.5 min read

Londoners are being urged to for their favourite project to win the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London People’s Choice Award. Running for the last seven years, the award recognises...

Meet the Nottingham Trent University student who just nabbed a national engineering award

3 days ago — 2 min read

A student from Nottingham Trent University has emerged as the overall winner of the first annual Engineering for Access award, to find the brightest up and coming engineers in the...

Born to Engineer talks exotic locations with SMEC Chief Technical Principal Gavin Strid

7 days ago — 2 min read

There are lots of reasons why people are drawn to Engineering – for Gavin Strid exotic locations such as Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and China were an opportunity that he couldn’t pass...

How to Understand the first image of a black hole

1 week ago — 0.5 min read

Astronomers from Radboud University in the Netherlands have captured the first ever image of a black hole. The black hole - located 500 million trillion km away in a distant...