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250,000 engineers will be needed by 2023, says workforce report

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Friday, 25 July 2014 11:59

As the national unemployment rate continues to drop, the demand for engineering skills is likely to increase by as much as 11 percent over the next ten years.

NASA honors first man on the moon

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 06:07

Forty-five years after he became the first man to walk on the moon, NASA has honored the engineering research legacy of Neil Armstrong by naming a building at the Kennedy Space Center after him.

New study indicates methane production could accelerate global warming

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:58

Recently, Robert Howarth, PhD, a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell, has been vocal about the risks of burning propane in lieu of other fossil fuels.

Changes in production lower costs of perovskite solar panels

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Friday, 18 July 2014 10:27

Perovskite, a calcium-titanium-based mineral, has recently been making waves as a conductor of solar electricity, and new research from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne may make solar panels made from this humble compound more affordable than ever.

Limiting damage through earthquake engineering

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Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:45

Protection against extreme weather conditions may have become the focus of damage limitation techniques in recent years, but innovative engineering research conducted by the University of Nevada may have found a way of protecting structures and transportation links against a different form of natural devastation - earthquakes.

UK government looks to Scotland for spaceport

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:10

Virgin Galactic may have concentrated the majority of its engineering research and development into space tourism from a base in New Mexico, but ambitious plans to build a working spaceport in the UK could see the company utilize a British location as soon as 2018.

Safer robots for the home made from phase-changing material

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:53

New materials may lead to safer, more adaptable robots. 

Engineering research yields stronger materials and better ways to cut them

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Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:13

New research creates stronger metals, and a new prototype device allows hard materials to be more easily machined. 

New applications for carbon dioxide could lead to new sustainable fuel source

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:26

Scientists at UCLA and Princeton have created processes which transform carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. 

UCSB and Binghamton researchers shed more light on superconductors

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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:29

Scientists from Binghamton University and University of California at Santa Barbara have made strides toward shedding some light on areas of superconduction research that have so far remained elusive.

Cambridge researchers eclipse superconductor world record

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Friday, 27 June 2014 09:38

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have recently shattered the record for containing a magnetic field in a superconductor.

3D-printed carbon composite inspired by balsa wood

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Thursday, 26 June 2014 08:29

Drawing inspiration from nature, material scientists have developed a method for fabricating objects out of cellular composite materials using a 3D printer. Their muse: the humble balsa tree.

New graphene nanoyarn is conductive and as strong as Kevlar

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:58

New research from Penn State and Shinshu University in Japan allows for improved usage of graphene thanks to the ancient craft of yarn-making.

Industrial shape-memory alloys ready for mass production

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Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16

The word "elastic" is not normally associated with metal, but new advances in materials sciences are allowing for metals that "remember" their original shape.

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