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, research shows.
Graphene lining doesn’t sound like a fashion statement, but it could prove its value when mosquitoes are about.A US s...
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...
Getting a clearer view around the corner
Research takes a new approach to non-line-of-site imaging.
Researchers from the US and Spain say they have drawn on the lessons of classical optics to show that it is possible ...
Science history: the Linotype machine
Ottmar Mergenthaler created the “eighth wonder of the world”, according to Thomas Edison. Jeff Gl...
In the mid-1400s, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg began producing books on his new printing press, using moveable ...
The next step in antenna design
Researchers say carbon nanotubes could soon rival copper. Andrew Masterson reports.
Carbon nanotubes represent an appealing alternative to copper for the manufacture of antennas for wireless devices, r...
Cell phones to detect the location of snipers
Radical revamp of WW1 research uses mobile phone to detect shooter distance and direction.
Military researchers are closing in on using cell phones to detect the location of snipers from a single shot. The t...
Why do dams collapse? The answer is both obvious and unclear
Catastrophic structure failures need to be better researched, experts say. Nick Carne reports.
Knowledge gaps and management shortcomings contribute to the catastrophic failure of tailings dams and ash ponds that...
Geoengineering could fight climate change
6 ways massive engineering projects might slow global warming.
International political efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions are not going well: what are we to do to mitigate th...