Now that’s an all-weather structure
From sun to storm surge, with just a tilt.
US engineers are taking a novel approach to storm surge readiness, attempting to incorporate both aesthetics and adap...
Who creates the world? Engineers
Engineers need to represent the people they build for.
We don’t often stop to think how amazing it is that clean water flows from our taps, a toilet flushing magically take...
Introducing spider (inspired) cam
A small and highly effective depth sensor.
There’s a lot to love about the arachnid family Salticidae – the jumping spiders. This mob contains about 6000 specie...
Joseph Black, teacher of genius
James Watt’s friend was also an innovator of note.
The many recountings of the life of Scottish inventor James Watt are generous in their praise for his development of ...
Infrared imaging gives new insight into Plato
Ancient Greek text recovered through new approach.
A new method called shortwave infrared hyperspectral imaging is revealing ancient Greek words written on the back of ...
Chester Carlson copies success
His invention saved us from hours of laborious work.
Many will also remember a time before copy machines. There was carbon paper in the typewriter, the spirit duplicator,...
Low emissions on a long-distance flight
Clean hydrogen is the obvious answer to reduce emissions from aviation, writes Alan Finkel.
Up and down the length of the cabin, my fellow passengers in window seats are starting into the distance as our aerop...
JWST is whole at last
Another milestone reached for new space science observatory.
Engineers have connected the two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman’s...
Heading for the jungle? Pack a little graphene
It’s a two-pronged defence against mosquitoes.
Graphene lining doesn’t sound like a fashion statement, but it could prove its value when mosquitoes are about. A US...
Weld done. A new way with ceramics
Clever use of lasers means no furnace required.
US engineers have developed a new welding technology for ceramics that could open up a range of new applications for ...
When secondary is important
JWST’s unfolding mechanism goes through its paces.
Technicians and engineers have just tested a key part of the telescope unfolding mechanism for the James Webb Space T...
Science history: Samuel Morse dashes on the dot
Looking back on the history of the electric telegraph.
Chances are you’re reading this on a hand-held device, probably a smartphone, something Americans call a cell phone a...