Engineering Breakthroughs

Quantum Supremacy – What is it? What does it really mean?

1 day ago — Quick Read

Google and IBM are at odds over 'quantum supremacy' – an expert explains what it really means Google claims to have demonstrated something called “quantum supremacy”, in a paper published...

New experiment may solve the universe’s Dark energy mystery

1 month ago — Deep Dive

As an astronomer, there is no better feeling than achieving “first light” with a new instrument or telescope. It is the culmination of years of preparations and construction of new...

Fish scale bioplastic nets UK James Dyson Student Award

3 months ago — Quick Read

A UK student has netted this year's UK James Dyson Award.

Could a mix of wood fibre and spider silk rival plastic?

3 months ago — Quick Read

A new though, flexible, and biodegradable material, made with wood glucose and spider silk, could be the next breakthrough in material science. Developed by scientists from Aalto University and the...

What neuroscientists are learning about our brains in space by launching themselves into zero gravity flight

3 months ago — Deep Dive

More than 500 people have travelled into space to date and, while we know a little about how life without gravity affects our physical health, we know almost nothing about...

QBOT added to Scottish Government’s warm homes scheme

3 months ago — Long Read

Q-Bot - the intelligent robotics and AI tool which we featured in our Born to Engineer series - has been added to the range of energy efficiency measures offered under...