Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.
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.
Our lives are intertwined with animals, insects and birds – we should consider them more when we design our cities.
When Monday’s earthquake struck, many poorly constructed buildings suffered a ‘pancake mode’ collapse.
Efforts to launch rockets into space from the UK need to demonstrate reliability.
Polyurethane foams are the world’s sixth-most-produced plastic yet among the least recycled materials.
Humans often look to nature for the solutions to complex problems – here are five times where biological processes have inspired innovation.
There simply aren’t enough water engineers in New Zealand for the massive Three Waters projects. Matching capacity with forward planning is an urgent issue the government must address.
A US national lab has proved we can the fusion process can be used to produce energy, but it’s just the first step in a very long process.
Engineers say the current ‘iron ring’ ritual is steeped in colonial worldviews and excludes the public from understanding engineers’ ethical obligations.
Computer-based neural networks can learn to do tasks. A new type of material, called a mechanical neural network, applies similar ideas to a physical structure.
Air Canada and United Airlines both have orders for hybrid electric 30-seaters. An aerospace engineer explains where electrification, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels are headed.
Drinkable water resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Are technologies such as desalination capable of averting such a crisis?
Rainwater is a vital resource in many communities, but it’s not always safe to use. This sustainable and cheap invention could help many households in remote areas.
A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Our interviews with ex-automotive workers reveal how economic change interrupts lives, casting people into new worlds of precarious work and long, indefinite journeys in search of security.
A digital twin is to a computer model as live video is to a still photo. These virtual replicas can be used to understand and make predictions about a wide range of complex systems, including people.
The test facility in Miami helps building designers prevent future storm damage. With the warming climate intensifying hurricanes, engineers are planning a new one with 200 mph winds and storm surge.
Gravelly Hill Interchange was always meant to be functional, but its cultural life has been rich too.
In January 2022, the JET fusion experiment produced more power over a longer period of time than any past attempt. Two physicists explain the engineering advancements that made the result possible.