Latest engineering industry news
Superhydrophobic coating is non-toxic and economical to produce
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:39 GMT
A low-cost class of materials that mimic the properties of the lotus leaf could be used as a water-repellent coating and reduce the use of hazardous chemicals.
Graphene nanoribbons show metallic properties
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:34 GMT
Research could pave the way for graphene to be used as an interconnect material in future electronic devices.
Jaguar returns to global motorsport with entry into FIA Formula E Championship
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:43 GMT
Jaguar is returning to global motorsport with confirmation that it is to participate in the FIA Formula E Championship.
New $7m XPRIZE to focus on ocean exploration
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:01 GMT
Shell-sponsored competition requires entrants to build autonomous vehicles capable of operating 4,000m below the surface.
Last week's poll: Flood mitigation
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:58 GMT
The Northwest of England and Southern Scotland are experiencing flooding resulting from severe weather conditions, despite flood defences being reinforced following similar floods in recent years. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?
Hybrid solar-hydrogen energy tech promises around the clock power
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:39 GMT
US researchers have proposed a hybrid energy concept that they claim will be able to produce power around the clock by combining solar generation with hydrogen production and storage.
Coming soon: a new website for The Engineer
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:11 GMT
In a week when film-goers are feverishly anticipating the opening of the much-hyped addition to the Star Wars saga, we’ve got a launch of our own to look forward to this week: a brand new website for The Engineer.
COP21 climate deal praised for scope and ambition
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:44 GMT
Paris agreement is widely praised, but there are warnings that significant investment and innovation will be required to achieve the targets.
New receiver detects weak and spontaneous signals
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:53 GMT
Engineers have developed a receiver that detects weak, fast, randomly occurring signals, an advance with applications in secure communications electronic warfare, signal intelligence, or remote sensing.