Engineering

  • Building (glass) bridges

    And hopefully not breaking them down.

    When we consider glass, we often think of its fragility – so the idea of walking across glass bridges is, for many of...

    Engineering June 21, 2021
  • Path to zero emissions: the future of transport

    Former chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel describes what transportation will look like in a zero-emis...

    To describe how I think transport will look in the future I need to set the scene. My Quarterly Essay, "Getting to Ze...

    Earth June 18, 2021
  • Are those earmuffs, or beermuffs?

    Presenting a head-warmingly new non-invasive technique for measuring blood alcohol levels.

    Japanese researchers have developed a pair of earmuffs that can measure real-time changes in your blood alcohol conce...

    Engineering June 13, 2021
  • Breaking bad (and sometimes good)

    A new device is making the task of finding flaws in a thing – like every thing – a whole lot easier.

    Nothing counts except for your thirst, and you’re cracking open a cold can of cola to deal with the problem when… arr...

    Engineering June 4, 2021
  • Converting CO2 into everyday materials

    New electrochemical system recycles more carbon into valuable products.

    A team of researchers has developed an electrochemical system that can turn carbon dioxide into valuable carbon-based...

    Engineering June 4, 2021
  • Making a “Hydrobot” out of water and magnets

    Watch this water droplet navigate a maze!

    With a tiny magnet, researchers have designed a simple system to make a little drop of water move around. To creat...

    Engineering June 4, 2021
  • Wireless brain implant to make friends?

    Tiny, wireless brain implant programs mice socialise when light shines on it.

    For the first time ever, scientists have used a wireless brain implant to make mice socialise with each other, accord...

    Engineering May 11, 2021
  • Welcome to my world: the real right stuff

    Test pilot Aaron How troubleshoots and simplifies planes, making them safer for all.

    Any time a plane flies, silently assisting with the craft’s lift and trim is the huge group of people that made sure ...

    Engineering April 30, 2021
  • The road ahead for driverless cars in Australia

    Seemingly only just over the horizon, autonomous vehicle trials in Australia seem stuck in first ...

    The phrase “driverless cars” likely conjures up images of sleek vehicles cruising city streets, ferrying passengers a...

    Engineering April 23, 2021
  • Magazine

    Lithium: Powering the Green Revolution

    The race for better battery power has caused a “white gold” rush on lithium.

    by Richard A Lovett As the climate warms, sea levels rise and droughts, heatwaves and bushfires multiply, the need...

    Sustainability March 16, 2021
  • Newton in the pilot’s seat

    How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.

    It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...

    Physics March 2, 2021
  • Rotating rocket science

    Australian engineers complete successful test of new rocket engine.

    As Australia’s space industry gears up, a team of Australian researchers has successfully tested a new type of engine...

    Engineering March 1, 2021
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