Archive April 2019

Lego Braille bricks help visually impaired children learn

2 months ago — 2 min read

Lego has revealed its newest line of building blocks - however, these are a bit a different. The new Braille-based design aims to help visually impaired children learn the language....

Design and Technology – New video series shows just why it’s so important

2 months ago — 1 min read

The Design and Technology Association is giving D&Ts reputation a boost with three fast-paced new films. The films are aimed at linking work that students are carrying out within their...

World’s Top Engineering Students Gather for Formula Hybrid Competition

2 months ago — 1.5 min read

Hundreds of the world’s top engineering students are preparing for one-of-a-kind Formula Hybrid Competition next week organised by Dartmouth University in the USA. Teams are set to put to the...

Satellites set to pinpoint the worst greenhouse gas producers

2 months ago — 1.5 min read

The next gen of satellites is all set to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases across the globe. At least a dozen companies and countries are now on track to launch...

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

2 months 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 months 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...