Engineering Breakthroughs

Model life-size human heart 3D-printed out of cardiac tissue-like material

4 days ago — Long Read

Imagine you are a doctor about to perform open-heart surgery on someone. Would it help if you could do a test-run before the operation with a perfect replica of their...

Urine test for breast cancer and material which turns light into energy win 2020 Dyson Award

5 days ago — Quick Read

This years' Dyson Awards has been awarded to a urine test for breast cancer and a material, made from waste crops, that can convert UV light into renewable energy. The...

“Speak your mind” – Gamer Headset to help people with speech loss

2 weeks ago — Long Read

A student at the University of Baths 'ART-AI' centre has revealed a headset that uses a gaming headset to allow people with speech loss talk again using their thoughts.

High-Performance Perovskite Could Revolutionise Solar Sector

1 month ago — Long Read

Perovskites are set to revolutionise the solar sector years ahead of schedule thanks to a chance discovery by a team of researchers in Australia. While Perovskites have long been hailed...

MIT Engineers believe their Fusion Reactor design is “Very Likely to Work”

1 month ago — Quick Read

After months of intensive research and engineering work, the team from MIT behind the newest “SPARC” compact fusion reactor have revealed the reasons they believe it will actually work. SPARC...

‘Flying car’ gets off the ground

3 months ago — Long Read

SkyDrive, a Japanese flying car, has successfully completed a modest test flight with a person aboard.