Engineering Breakthroughs

Minute silicon particles set to boost lithium ion batteries capacity by 10x

7 months ago — Long Read

Chemical Engineers have taken a critical step in creating the next generation of silicon-based lithium-ion batteries. The team, working at the University of Alberta, have pioneered a new technique which...

Bill Gates reveals water-less loo that turns human waste into fertilizer

9 months ago — Quick Read

Bill Gates has unveiled a waterless toilet is able to turn human waste into fertiliser Gates unveiled the new loo at the start of the three-day Reinvented Toilet Expo in...

Ghost particle – CERN investigates bizarre and unexpected new particle in its latest dataset

10 months ago — Quick Read

Researchers on CERN's multipurpose Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector have spotted downright weird bumps in their most recent data. The team at CMS think they might have discovered a mysterious...

LHC Confirms Two New Particles… And maybe a Third

11 months ago — Long Read

Scientists working on the LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment) have confirmed observations of two new particles that have never been seen before... and seen evidence of a third. The...

Study shows that during a heat-wave we actually can’t think straight

1 year ago — Long Read

It's not just you. A new paper from Harvard researchers has shown that when it gets hot it really is more difficult to think straight. With temperatures continuing to hit...

Hybrid fiberglass-concrete-steel technique produces harder, better, faster, stronger bridges

1 year ago — Quick Read

Civil engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia have developed a hybrid fibreglass-concrete-steel bridge technique which is three times stronger and three times lighter than existing methods.