Engineering Breakthroughs

Rice device converts heat to light

4 months ago — Long Read

A new carbon nanotube film created by Engineers at Rice University converts waste heat into light and electricity. The new invention could make solar panels (and anything that wastes energy...

Solar panel heat waste captured to distil clean drinking water

4 months ago — Long Read

Engineers have come up with a simple concept that could change increase water security and battle climate change. This is what the system might look like. The team of Engineers...

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

5 months ago — Quick 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,...

Could Graphene Sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach their full potential

6 months ago — Long 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

7 months ago — Long 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

7 months ago — Deep Dive

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...