How do fireworks work? We ask a pyrotechnics chemist

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How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds For many people around the world, the very first moments of the new year will be filled with the sounds and colorful light shows of fireworks. From loud bangs to long whistles, bright...

Top Engineering Videos – ElectroBOOM

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ElectroBOOM is run by Mehdi Sadaghdar and Iranian-Canadian YouTuber, electrical engineer, and comedian. Mehdi pitch is simple - subconsciously learn while being entertained - and his videos can best be described as "comedic electronics tutorials". Basically you can watch a man intentionally create situations where he will...

British rocket company reveal plans for Sutherland spaceport

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Moray based rocket company Orbex has been granted a fifty-year lease on UK´s 1st mainland vertical launch spaceport site. The company will work with Spaceport specialist Jacobs to deliver the £20m construction project that will create forty new jobs in Sutherland. Orbex is known for its unique Orbex...

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 – Sistas in STEM

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Sistas in STEM exists to amplify the voices of women of colour in STEM and have a great Youtube channel and podcast meaning they get a place on both our top creators and podcast lists. We don't think there is any argument today that women of colour...

Halloween Special – 5 Spooky Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

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Zombie worlds: five spooky planets orbiting dead stars PIA. NASA/JPL All stars, including the Sun, have a finite lifetime. Stars shine by the process of nuclear fusion in which lighter atoms, such as hydrogen, fuse together to create heavier ones. This process releases vast quantities of energy which counteracts...

Engineering Resources – 5 First Steps To Exploring A Different STEM Career

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STEM careers are on the rise, and for good reason! They offer stability, high-paying jobs, and a chance to make a real difference in the world. If you're thinking about exploring a different STEM career, having to retrain or go back to school for additional formal qualifications can...

Engineering Podcasts – Engineering Success

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Engineering Success is a podcast dedicated to the engineering industry and careers in other STEM-related fields. The idea is really simple - Engineering Success creates greater awareness about the amazing opportunities engineering can offer. They interview influential leaders, inspiring engineers, and engineering professionals who are changing the perception...

Is Cornwall is set to become the new Cape Canaveral?

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The UK is about to have its first space launch – but Cornwall is unlikely to become a new Cape Canaveral Virgin Orbit, a US company which provides launch services for satellites, has announced that the first orbital space mission from the UK will blast off from Cornwall. The...