Turning emissions into fuel
MIT News - Engineering
MIT-developed method converts carbon dioxide into useful compounds.
EVs and autonomy drive new skills requirements in the automotive industry
The rapid development of automated and connected vehicles is creating new skills requirements in the automotive industry.
Siemens, Rolls-Royce and Airbus join forces on hybrid-electric aircraft
Industry giants are to collaborate on the development of hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft, an advance that could help cut emissions, aircraft noise and save fuel.
Origami-inspired artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers
US researchers have developed origami-inspired artificial muscles that could allow soft robots to lift objects up to 1,000 times their own weight.
UK cities challenged to identify urban applications of drones
In a bid to make the UK a world leader in drone technology, a new government-funded challenge is asking cities to come up with ideas for how drones might be usefully deployed in urban areas.
Warwick team uses fluorescent dye to detect microplastics
Researchers from Warwick University’s School of Life Sciences have developed a new method for detecting microplastics using a fluorescent dye.
Small vibrating sensors help spot early signs of disease and infection
Purdue University researchers have developed small vibrating sensors to identify biological markers in blood, an advance that could help early stage detection of diseases and infections.
Progress on brain-machine interface offers hope for long-term amputees
Chicago researchers help monkey amputees control robot arm with their brains.
Fibre optic sensor could help treat inoperable brain tumours
Researchers at Australia’s University of Wollongong (UOW) have developed a tiny fibre optic sensor that they claim could help speed the roll-out of an advanced new technique for treating inoperable brain tumours.
Six archive snapshots from the history of bridges
The Engineer recently revisited some of the finest tunnelling achievements to grace its pages down through the years, and this week we bring you a collection of articles where the focus is another engineering mainstay: bridges.