Civil

Hyatt Regency: The human price of failureDecember 11, 2018

The engineer of record – who was ultimately responsible for the construction of the hotel – had one objective following the 1981 disaster: to 'scare the daylights' out of engineers about what can go wrong, writes Sean Brady
Tech

The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumours in less than a secondDecember 11, 2018

New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built into future compact medical devices, technology developed for high-energy physics could also help make radiation therapy more accessible around the world
Bio

Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation foundDecember 11, 2018

Researchers find an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression at the start of the study

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