Engineering Breakthroughs

Meet the Engineers using drones to track the feeding habits of seabirds

4 weeks ago — Quick Read

We used drones to track the feeding habits of seabirds – new research You may have found yourself at the shoreline, watching seabirds plunging into the sea and magically reappearing...

Promising advances in rocket propulsion offer a new era of spaceflight

1 month ago — Deep Dive

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has recently commissioned three private companies, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics, to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in...

VR improves balance in older people

1 month ago — Long Read

New Virtual Reality tech could help improve balance in older people. Computer Scientists at CAMERA have been investigating if VR technology can help prevent falls and concluded a range of...

Washing machine project – scheme expands to help refugees in more countries

2 months ago — Quick Read

Handwashing clothes sounds like an easy task but for 70% of the world’s population who lack access to washing machines, it poses a significant obstacle and impacts their wellbeing and...

Watch Live – First Flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

2 months ago — Long Read

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will make the first attempt at powered flight on another planet this morning - Monday, April 19 at 10:15 (GMT). Ahead of the event, NASA has...

World’s deepest shipwreck dive reaches US navy ship

2 months ago — Quick Read

A team of American explorers have completed the world’s deepest shipwreck dive reaching the wreck of an 80-year-old US navy destroyer sunk in WWII at nearly twice the depth in...