Engineering

  • The city of the future

    The planet is in crisis. Sustainable cities must be the answer – and engineers can build them.

    What is the most pressing need in our society today? I put to you two big challenges. Firstly, we need to act with sp...

    Core Sciences July 9, 2021
  • Teeny tiny transistors

    Recent breakthroughs suggest the long-held promise of nanotechnology may be with us. But only if ...

    Back in May, a research team spread across the United States and Taiwan made a stunning announcement: they’d mastered...

    Core Sciences June 25, 2021
  • 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...

    Australia 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...

    Core Sciences 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...

    Core Sciences 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...

    Core Sciences 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...

    Core Sciences 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...

    Core Sciences 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...

    Core Sciences 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 ...

    Core Sciences 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...

    Australia 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...

    Core Sciences March 16, 2021
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