Engineering Breakthroughs

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

4 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...

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

4 months ago — Long 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...

Are we about to figure out one of physics’ biggest mysteries – why there’s more matter than antimatter?

5 months ago — Quick Read

A new CERN Study sheds light on one of physics' biggest mysteries – why there's more matter than antimatter. Why do we exist? This is arguably the most profound question...

Scientists reactivate 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells

5 months ago — Long Read

A team of Russian and Japanese scientists have managed to reawakened cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth. The team released their findings in a study published Monday in Scientific Reports....

Meet the Bacteria That Eat Pollution and Breathe Electricity

6 months ago — Long Read

A team of Scientists from Washington State University (WSU) have found a type of Bacteria which eats pollution and 'breathes' electricity Fissure Group, Heart Lake Geyser Basin The team pioneered...

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reveals touch down marks

6 months ago — Quick Read

The Japanese space agency (Jaxa) has just released new images from Hayabusa-2 showing a dark splodge where it touched down on the surface of an asteroid last week. Hayabusa-2 touched...