Engineering News

NASA seeks commercial partners to maintain contact with Mars

Monday, 28 July 2014 08:18

With the exploration and potential habitation of Mars still very much at the top of NASA's engineering research priorities, the agency has put out a call for third-party assistance in maintaining communications with the Red Planet.

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.

NASA honors first man on the moon

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

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

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.

UK government looks to Scotland for spaceport

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

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

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

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:26

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

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