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.
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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?
Dagne Mojo (centre) and Petr Matous (right) discuss resource-conserving technologies with the inhabitants of Arsi Zone, Ethiopia.
The role of an engineer has diversified over the years to be something more than just building structures. But that is yet to be reflected in the way we teach the engineers of the future.
Unmanned rocket explodes moments after launch.
Cheap, affordable space travel would be revolutionary. Chances are, when it comes, it won't rely on the brute force approach of rockets.
New materials and new designs could help astronauts withstand longer periods of time in space and deal with the hazards of exploring other planets.
Dance is about creating work in a collaborative way.
Liberal arts institutions teach students critical thinking skills. But rarely do they learn how to collaborate.
Alan Finkel participates in a debate with Nobel Laureate, Brian Schmidt.
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Australia's new Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, is a passionate advocate for science and technology, and has argued that Australia should consider nuclear power.
An Egyptian engineer at work on a project to upgrade the Suez Canal. Engineers will be crucial in making the sustainable development goals a reality.
If we want the Sustainable Development Goals to be more than just big dreams, Africa will need well trained engineers who can put their skills to good use in their own communities.
One of the engineers behind Bloodhound, the UK's anticipated world land speed record attempt, explains how they created a car to reach 1000mph.
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Imagine building a dam across the Strait of Gibraltar and draining the Mediterranean in order to generate vast amounts of hydroelectricity and create fertile new lands.
University of Cape Town scientists work in the Drug Discovery and Development Centre. More needs to be done to keep Africa’s scientists on home ground.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
Jean Paul Santos with the finished 4x4 sub-array antenna assembly that may help rovers talk directly with Earth.
New research provides a compact but powerful way for Mars rovers to communicate directly with Earth via an array of smaller antenna elements, bypassing the need for an intermediary.