Engineering Breakthroughs

Scotland plants 22 million trees in response to the global climate emergency

2 weeks ago — 1 min read

Last year 22 million trees planted in Scotland to help meet 'global climate emergency'. Last year Scotland planted more trees than anywhere else in the United Kingdom - in fact,...

2D spintronics has already transformed computing – now we’re making it work in three dimensions

3 weeks ago — 6.5 min read

Spintronics might not be the sort of word that comes up in everyday discussions, but it has been revolutionising computer technology for years. It’s the branch of physics that involves...

Could Graphene Sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach their full potential

1 month ago — 2 min read

A team of Engineers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden has revealed a breakthrough in battery tech. The teams work focused on improving lithium-sulphur batteries and solving a number of...

Satellites set to pinpoint the worst greenhouse gas producers

2 months ago — 1.5 min read

The next gen of satellites is all set to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases across the globe. At least a dozen companies and countries are now on track to launch...

Beresheet: first privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

2 months ago — 5.5 min read

It came so close. It even took a selfie. But with only a few kilometres left to descend, something went wrong and the spacecraft Beresheet veered out of control, taking...

Case Study – How Frugal Engineering helped solve water distribution in Villa Gonzalo

2 months ago — 3 min read

This week we take a look at a crowdsourcing engineering success story with a social goal. Frugal Engineering has emerged as a way to adapt existing products and make them...