Engineering Breakthroughs

Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution

3 months ago — 2 min read

Material Science Engineers from Binghamton University, USA, have been working on self-healing concrete that uses fungi as a healing agent.

No evidence to link violent video games and behaviour

3 months ago — 2.5 min read

Computer Science Engineers at the University of York have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent. In one of the most significant studies...

UK Startup fuses Engineering and Traditional Chocolate Making

3 months ago — 1 min read

Candy Mechanics, a start-up based in London, has introduced the first 3D consumable product to be created directly from any smartphone – your own head made in chocolate. Your browser...

MIT spinout PlenOptika aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

3 months ago — 1.5 min read

Getting a glasses prescription is often difficult in developing countries. However, engineers at PlenOptika - an MIT spinout - aim to help with a new device that can create an...

Smart sensor will revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention

3 months ago — 1 min read

A new chemical sensor, designed by engineers at the University of Oxford, are set to revolutionise everything from terrorism prevention, environmental monitoring, reusable electronics, medical diagnostics to food safety.

Inexpensive Soft Robot “Muscle” Can Lift 200 Times Its Own Weight

3 months ago — 1 min read

Recently Engineers have been designing robots using soft materials that more closely resemble biological systems. However, a team from the University of Colorado Boulder have proven this doesn't need to...