Engineering Breakthroughs

The Engineering behind how Scientists are steering lightning with lasers

Deep Dive

Lightning may look beautiful but every year it kills thousands of people, does huge amounts of damage to buildings and infrastructure, and causes power outages. The only protection we have is lightning rods, which were invented 300 years ago and only protect a small area. The cost of...

Ready, Set, Race: Join the Indy Autonomous Challenge and Experience the Excitement of High-Speed Automation!

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This weekend will see the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) returns to CES - a competition that represents a giant leap in the world of automation and high-speed racing. The IAC will take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, January 7th, with a focus on breaking...

Nuclear fusion: how scientists can turn latest breakthrough into a new clean power source

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Researchers in the US have finally fulfilled an objective that was set decades ago: the achievement of “ignition” – getting more energy out than you put in – using nuclear fusion. The scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF), where the experiment took place,...

Nuclear fusion may still be decades away, but the latest breakthrough could speed up its development

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Nuclear fusion holds huge promise as a source of clean, abundant energy that could power the world. Now, fusion researchers at a national laboratory in the US have achieved something physicists have been working towards for decades, a process known as “ignition”. This step involves getting more energy...

9 engineering trends to watch in 2023

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Engineering is an ever-evolving field, and with the dawn of a new year comes new trends in the engineering world. It's never too early to look into emerging trends that have the potential to shape the engineering industry this upcoming year! With so much technology making leaps and...

What is dark matter is made of? Arrakhis aims to find out

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Arrakhis: the tiny satellite aiming to reveal what dark matter is made of The European Space Agency (Esa) recently announced a new mission of its science programme: a small telescope orbiting the Earth dubbed Arrakhis. But although its name is inspired by the sci-fi novel Dune, it will not...