Engineering Energy & Environment

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

3 weeks 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

2 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?

2 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

4 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...

Hydrogen fuel cells allowing data centers rethink of how they use electrical systems

6 months ago — Quick Read

US tech giant Microsoft has begun experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement for traditional diesel backup in its data centres. Microsoft hopes that the development of hydrogen fuel-cell...

How can new social housing help us fight climate change?

6 months ago — Quick Read

Homes are the places we spend most of our time, especially during lockdown. Heating your home in winter can be expensive, and comes at a huge environmental cost too. Technology...