UC Davis students learn the fundamentals of both engineering and brewing coffee.
In an engineering course at UC Davis, students learn all the nuances that go into brewing ‘a truly excellent cup of coffee.’
It’s hard to keep a spacecraft cool, but ongoing research on the International Space Station might yield a solution.
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You can’t bring your AC to space, unfortunately, but innovative flow boiling and condensation research might lead to lighter, more efficient heating and cooling on spacecraft.
Tower cranes come in many different sizes, and many weigh more than 100 tonnes.
Extreme heat can affect how well machines function, and the fact that many machines give off their own heat doesn’t help.
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People aren’t the only ones harmed by heat waves. The hotter it gets, the harder it is for machines to keep their cool.
In 2018, Echelman’s sculpture ‘Earthtime 1.78 Madrid’ premiered in the Spanish capital.
Artist Janet Echelman explains how she collaborates with engineers to create massive sculptures that have changed city landscapes and inspired people around the world.
Many office buildings have been left empty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With many employers switching to remote work, two engineering experts explain the feasibility of converting office buildings to residential spaces.
A technician conducting a review at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif.
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While the nuclear fusion scientific breakthrough is indeed historic, it’s important to pause and reflect on the way ahead for fusion energy.
Researchers are increasingly using small, autonomous underwater robots to collect data in the world’s oceans.
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Dramatic improvements in computing, sensors and submersible engineering are making it possible for researchers to ramp up data collection from the oceans while also keeping people out of harm’s way.
Deep underwater, the Titan submersible would have been crushed in less than a second once a defect cracked the hull.
The costs of the materials is less than one cent per lens.
Professor Barry Dwolatzky was passionate about innovation in all that he did.
Many speak fondly of how Barry Dwolatzky took them into a derelict disco and enthusiastically explained the tech co-working space he envisioned there.
Hywind Tampen wind farm, Norway.
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Offshore wind turbines are getting bigger and bigger – and many of them now float – here’s how we stop them drifting away.
Who’s in control?
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AI is poised to reshape parts of US culture and society. Have tech developments raced ahead of our ability to understand the consequences?
Lego bricks have standardised parts and can be found across the world.
Scientists used Lego to build a bioprinter capable of printing human tissue samples.
Turkey’s Adana Hospital survived February 2023 earthquakes with no damage because of its seismic isolation system.
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February earthquakes wreaked havoc across Turkey and Syria, killing tens of thousands of people. An engineer originally from Turkey describes what kept some buildings functional while others collapsed.
Magnetic levitation is just one of the interesting attributes that make superconductors so interesting.
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Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.
Archibald Prize winner Blak Douglas plays the yidaki next to his painting of Victoria Cross recipient Flight Lieutenant William ‘Bill’ Newton during a handover ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in October 2022.
For many millennia, Indigenous Australians have engineered our landscape. From an ochre mine to fish traps, here are five remarkable examples of First Nations technical know-how.
Bird boxes and insect homes built into wall design.
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Our lives are intertwined with animals, insects and birds – we should consider them more when we design our cities.
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When Monday’s earthquake struck, many poorly constructed buildings suffered a ‘pancake mode’ collapse.
Virgin Orbit is launching satellites using a rocket slung under the wing of an aircraft.
Efforts to launch rockets into space from the UK need to demonstrate reliability.