Design and Construction

New nanofoam presents new possibilities for engineering research

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:54

Materials scientists at Rice University have created a lighter, stronger more heat resistant nanofoam. 

Hitching a ride; engineers study interaction between robots and people

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 04:30

An innovative engineering research project that is intended to study the interaction between people and robotics is reportedly making its way across Canada.

Aircraft evolution rooted in natural physics, says mechanical engineer

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 04:00

In the 100-plus years since the Wright brothers left the ground at Kitty Hawk, it is probably fair to say that aerospace engineering has developed at a relatively rapid pace.

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

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.

Changes in production lower costs of perovskite solar panels

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

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.

Safer robots for the home made from phase-changing material

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:53

New materials may lead to safer, more adaptable robots. 

UCSB and Binghamton researchers shed more light on superconductors

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

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.

Industrial shape-memory alloys ready for mass production

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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