Engineering Breakthroughs

Bioengineered Lungs Grown in a Lab Transplanted Into Pigs

2 weeks ago — 1 min read

The average wait in the UK for a lung transplant is three to six months. There are more patients need of lungs than there are available donor organ. Bioengineers at...

Drones in Construction — An Aerial View of the Future

3 weeks ago — 3 min read

There is an aerial revolution happening across the world. Drones have emerged as a unique tool within many different sectors. This isn't surprising, as their benefits range from on-site safety...

Study shows that during a heat-wave we actually can’t think straight

1 month ago — 1.5 min read

It's not just you. A new paper from Harvard researchers has shown that when it gets hot it really is more difficult to think straight. With temperatures continuing to hit...

Hybrid fiberglass-concrete-steel technique produces harder, better, faster, stronger bridges

3 months ago — 1 min read

Civil engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia have developed a hybrid fibreglass-concrete-steel bridge technique which is three times stronger and three times lighter than existing methods.

Diagnostic computers outperforms human doctors

4 months ago — 2 min read

New tests have been released by Case Western Reserve University which show computer programmes outperforming human doctors in diagnosing common diseases. The new tech relies on 'deep learning' and should...

New imaging system makes back surgery safer, faster and less expensive

4 months ago — 1.5 min read

Engineers from Dartmouth College are pioneering a new way to make back surgery faster, cheaper and safer. Engineers from the Thayer School of Engineering and the Geisel School of Medicine...