Civil

Engineering models: How they can detect a thousand picturesMarch 12, 2019

Models have been meticulously constructed for a wide range of projects including incinerator plants, harbour and port expansions, roads, bridges, tunnels, waste and wastewater facilities, industrial design projects, petrochemical plants, aircraft interiors, breweries and pharmaceutical projects, writes Ger Crowley

Mech

How one engineer has tackled poverty, one person at a timeMarch 12, 2019

MIT senior and Rhodes scholar Sarah Tress aims to combine her mechanical engineering background and MPhil in development studies that she is pursuing at Oxford University to help gain a deeper understanding of how poverty arises and to reduce hardships in developing countries

Chem

Engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrudeMarch 12, 2019

A team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method - a discovery that puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel

Elec

Discovering the next generation of catalystsMarch 12, 2019

The use of solar and wind energy must be doubled over the next 30 years. Catalysts that can ensure the storage of solar and wind energy in fuels and chemicals will play an increasingly important role. Now researchers have developed a method that makes it easier to find better and cheaper catalysts

Tech

Why reliability engineering won’t maintain the status quoMarch 12, 2019

While many are working towards creating the ‘factory of the future’, most have yet to start integrating Industry 4.0 into their business and operating models; to win in a competitive environment, manufacturers will need to start 'being bolder in their vision, strategies and actions', writes Mary Sweetman

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