Engineering Energy & Environment

Solar panels – Recycling key to avoiding mountains of waste

3 weeks ago — Quick Read

Billions of solar panels globally will soon come to the end of their lives, but when they get thrown away essential materials that are needed to make future panels are...

Heat pumps – How can the UK install 600,000 a year by 2028?

2 months ago — Deep Dive

In its bid to massively reduce household use of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, the UK government aims to encourage the installation of 600,000 heat pumps a year...

Science Questions – Do the northern lights make sounds that you can hear?

3 months ago — Deep Dive

It’s a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis produce any discernible sound? Conjured by the interaction of...

Questions – What happens when black holes collide with the most dense stars in the universe

4 months ago — Long Read

For the first time, a faint signal caused by the merging of two almost equally mysterious objects – a black hole and a neutron star – has been recorded on...

The Earth’s Core is growing more on one side than the other – why is the planet not tipping?

4 months ago — Deep Dive

Earth’s inner core is growing more on one side than the other – here’s why the planet isn’t tipping More than 5,000 kilometres beneath us, Earth’s solid metal inner core wasn’t discovered...

Meet the Engineers using drones to track the feeding habits of seabirds

7 months ago — Quick Read

We used drones to track the feeding habits of seabirds – new research You may have found yourself at the shoreline, watching seabirds plunging into the sea and magically reappearing...