Engineering Construction & infrastructure

Diébédo Francis Kéré wins architecture’s top award

Long Read

This years Pritzker Prize has been awarded to Burkino Faso-born architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré. Diébédo is the first African to win the 'Nobel Prize of architecture' prize. He scooped the prize for his highly regarded work on permanent and temporary structures in not only Burkino Faso but also...

The Benefits of Using Sensors in Drones for Several Industries

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Sensors for drones are increasingly being used for surveying, mapping, and inspections in several industries such as mining, construction, agriculture, environmental management, and waste management. Combining sensors in drones is important because they play an essential role. They collect information and perform operations, making drones useful. As the...

How 3D Printing is driving the new space race

Deep Dive

3D-printed rocket engines: the technology driving the private sector space race The volatile nature of space rocket engines means that many early prototypes end up embedded in dirt banks or decorating the tops of any trees that are unfortunate enough to neighbour testing sites. Unintended explosions are in fact...

How is artificial intelligence is helping us learn about the universe?

Deep Dive

Astronomy is all about data. The universe is getting bigger and so too is the amount of information we have about it. But some of the biggest challenges of the next generation of astronomy lie in just how we’re going to study all the data we’re collecting. To...

Into the Abyss – Cornwall set to house the world’s deepest pool

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Blue Abyss - the brainchild of ex-forces diving instructor and management consultant, John Vickers - aims to be the largest and deepest indoor pool in the world. The scheme, supported by British astronaut Major Tim Peake, would see Blue Abyss acquire four plots on the Aerohub Business Park,...

HS2 launches Florence – first giant tunnelling machine

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HS2 has launched its first enormous tunnel boring machines (TBMs). The machine, Florence, is the first of ten and will dig around 64 miles of the tunnel during the first phase of the high speed railway. Florence is 2,000 tonne and 170m-long and is the largest boring machine...