Engineering Energy & Environment

Myth Busting – Four misconceptions about quantum physics

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Quantum mechanics, the theory which rules the microworld of atoms and particles, certainly has the X factor. Unlike many other areas of physics, it is bizarre and counter-intuitive, which makes it dazzling and intriguing. When the 2022 Nobel prize in physics was awarded to Alain Aspect, John Clauser...

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

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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...

Higgs Boson – ten years on the particle could unlock new physics

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Higgs boson: ten years after its discovery, why this particle could unlock new physics beyond the standard model Press conference for the announcement of the Higgs boson discovery. Cern Ten years ago, scientists announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, which helps explain why elementary particles (the smallest building...

First ever transoceanic voyage by an Autonomous cargo ship completed

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The Prism Courage, developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries, has become the first ship to complete a transoceanic voyage autonomously. The ship, designed to carry natural gas, navigated all the way from the Gulf of Mexico, along the Panama Canal, and the across the Pacific Ocean to South Korea...

Large Hadron Collider reboot – the hunt for a fifth force of nature

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) restarted today after a three year program of upgrades. The new run of high energy experiments are set to scrutinise findings from the last few years which might hint at another blockbuster discovery. The team at the CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) want...

The future of UK Tidal energy

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Here’s why UK tides are soon going to play a much bigger part in powering your home Tidal energy has long lurked at the back of the UK’s renewable energy arsenal, outshone by its wind and solar counterparts due in part to early issues with technology readiness and high...