We hear a lot about the marvellous science going on at CERN. But what goes on behind the scenes?
Let’s see how this works.
Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Most people have a very limited understanding of what engineers do – and we engineers don't do a good job of expanding that view. But if we did, the benefits could be impressive.
The closure of the Ford casting plant in Geelong signifies a loss of manufacturing loss and possibly a bigger loss to society.
The closure of the car manufacturing plants in Australia is a sad loss of knowledge and jobs that will be difficult to replace.
The Goodwood Revival is a celebration of classic cars and the art of keeping them on the road and race track. Sadly, it is a dying art.
Studying the way insects hear and make their own sounds is inspiring new hearing technology.
The magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Italy has already cost more than 200 lives.
Yesterday's earthquake in central Italy has resulted in many deaths. But it is not the earthquake that claims victims but our built infrastructure. Why is this so?
Biohybrid sea slug, reporting for duty.
Dr. Andrew Horchler
To do the jobs "nuts-and-bolts" robots aren't good at, engineers are creating soft living machines powered by muscle cells.
Physics says Game of Thrones dragons can fly. Whoever said maths was useless?
Nanobots at work.
Explosive developments driving the tiniest engines in the world.
Could this become a regular occurance?
Cities' metros and subways are threatened by rising flood risks but innovative engineering could protect them.
Solar panels on a Walmart roof, Mountain View, California.
Solar power has enormous potential, but provides only about one percent of world electricity today. An engineer explains the many steps it takes to make solar panels that are efficient, clean and cheap.
Repairs to the clock’s face take place every five years or so.
It's not the bell that needs attention, it's the Elizabeth Tower that houses it and the Great Clock that makes it chime.
Scientists and engineers can help students to get more out of studying STEM subjects.
Spending time with scientists and engineers and going to laboratories increases students' interest in STEM subjects.
Engineers have devised an innovative way to dismantle Chernobyl's reactor while preventing further radiation escaping.
Many university degrees require a high level of maths skill.
Lowering maths prerequisites to study science, engineering and commerce at university has led to students playing catch up for years. This should be fixed.
There's more to decommissioning an oil rig than just towing it away.
Drawing and reality: designing a metamaterial pattern. On the left is the plan; on the right is the actual object.
We are beginning to be able to control very precisely how light interacts with matter, creating opportunities for invisibility, soundproofing and even earthquake damage prevention.
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He may not have invented the helicopter, but the real man is more than worthy of the myth.
Dr Alan Finkel will bring his perspective as an engineer to the role of Chief Scientist.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia's Chief Scientist in January this year. In this exclusive interview, he describes his approach to science, and to issues such as renewable energy and STEM jobs.
Displays you can roll up and put in your pocket are routinely touted as the next advance in screen technology. So why don't we have them in our homes yet?