Spirit of Innovation plane is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft

3 weeks ago — Quick Read

The Spirit of Innovation - an electric aircraft demonstrator developed by Rolls-Royce - has clinched the record for the world's fastest all-electric aircraft.

River Tyne swing bridge won’t swing

3 months ago — Quick Read

This week a £1m scheme to save the 1876 River Tyne swing bridge ended in failure. The machine room, showing one of Armstrong's original three-cylinder oscillating hydraulic motors First used...

SpaceX to build floating spaceports

1 year ago — Quick Read

SpaceX is looking to build floating spaceports to use for both hypersonic Earth travel and missions to Moon and Mars. A job advert this week revealed the US private space...

Will Electric planes solve flying’s CO₂ problem?

2 years ago — Deep Dive

The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all citizens to be driving electric or hybrid-electric...

Infographic — What Are The 10 Longest Tunnels in the World?

3 years ago — Quick Read

Often overlooked, tunnels are modern day engineering marvels. While today the longest and most impressive tunnels are concentrated in parts of Europe and Asia (due to their mountainous topographies) there...

Boring Company gets go ahead to start digging in Washington, DC

4 years ago — Quick Read

The Boring Company - Elon Musk’s tunnel project - has received government approval to start building underground in Washington DC. Washington, DC’s Department of Transportation issued a preliminary permit that...