Engineering Aerospace, Defence & Marine

Will Electric planes solve flying’s CO₂ problem?

1 week ago — Deep Dive

The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all citizens to be driving electric or hybrid-electric...

Romanian Engineer Creates Flying Saucer

3 months ago — Long Read

A Romanian engineer has created a working flying saucer. Seriously. Razvan Sabie, inventor of the ADIFO (All-DIrectional Flying Object) says his flying machine is designed "to change the actual paradigm...

A recycling station could be cleaning up in Earth orbit by 2050

4 months ago — Deep Dive

Space junk: a recycling station could be cleaning up in Earth orbit by 2050 There are about 22,000 large objects orbiting the Earth, including working and broken satellites and bits...

5 More Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

4 months ago — Deep Dive

Today is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Moon Landing missions. Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida,...

Celebrating 50 years since Concordes first UK Flight

7 months ago — Long Read

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the French-British turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner Concorde's first flight from Filton Bristol to RAF Fairford.

Sabre engine put through its paces

8 months ago — Long Read

Reaction Engine's Sabre engine - part jet, part rocket - is set to be put through its paces over the coming months. The hypersonic engine could potentially reduce the trip...