Engineering Breakthroughs

How is artificial intelligence is helping us learn about the universe?

5 months ago — Deep Dive

Astronomy is all about data. The universe is getting bigger and so too is the amount of information we have about it. But some of the biggest challenges of the...

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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 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

8 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...