Engineering Construction & infrastructure

Five ways drones will change the way buildings are engineered

Long Read

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around for decades and have been used primarily for military and recreational purposes. However, recent advances in technology have led to the development of more advanced drones that are capable of performing a wide range of tasks, including...

Top Engineering Videos – ‘engineerguy’ Bill Hammack

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We would argue that 'engineerguy' Bill Hammack's video on the ingenious design of the aluminum drinks can is one of the finest Engineering videos on Youtube. Bill produces clear, accessible, but technically accurate videos and they are entertaining and interesting enough to really resonate with the next...

End of the track for Isle of Wights last rollercoaster

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"The Cliffhanger", the Isle of Wight's last rollercoaster closes next week. The Isle of Wight was once one of the UK top tourist destinations and known for its theme parks. As times have changed the Island has undergone many changes and has only a handful of attractions left....

Top Engineering Videos – Practical Engineering

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Practical Engineering comes with the tagline "Deciphering Our Constructed World" and is one of the best channels out there at understanding the infrastructure and the human-made world around us. The channel is run by Grady Hillhouse, an American YouTuber and civil engineer living in Texas. Grady has...

Drone superhighways and airports are coming – let’s make sure they don’t make life miserable

Deep Dive

Within just two years, the UK could be home to the planet’s biggest drone superhighway thanks to the plans of a group of technology companies. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s just one of a number of projects in the pipeline as...

New sprinkler research helps fight slow growing fires

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New research, co-authored but Born to Engineers 'Yusuf Muhammad', has show that traditional fire sprinklers become less effective at saving lives the slower the fire burns. The research looked at the problem of slow burning fires, these often take longer to trigger a traditional sprinkler because of the...