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The Engineer

  • newLast week’s poll: improving rail in the UK
    Last year’s timetable changes on routes operated by Northern and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) were nothing short of disastrous. Timetable changes were introduced in May 2018 but by early June Northern had cancelled 165 daily services and introduc…
    - 1 hour ago 23 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • newThis week’s poll: engineering on television
    Does factual television in the UK give a good representation of engineering? This week’s poll arises from a discussion in the office at Engineer Towers concerning the coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and whether it gave eno…
    - 1 hour ago 23 Jul 19, 9:48am -
  • newAirbus ‘Bird of Prey’ concept seeks to inspire
    Airbus has revealed a new conceptual aircraft design known as ‘Bird of Prey’, intended to inspire the next generation of aeronautical engineers. The hybrid-electric turbo propeller plane takes design cues from eagles and falcons, featuring indivi…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Jul 19, 9:24am -
  • newMIT sepsis sensor diagnoses condition in minutes
    Researchers at MIT in the US have developed a sensor that promises to dramatically accelerate the diagnosis of sepsis, a life-threatening condition thought to affect millions of people around the world every year. Sepsis occurs when the body’s immu…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Jul 19, 9:14am -
  • newVariety is the spice of an engineering life
    A new role working on an unfamiliar product prompts our anonymous blogger to reflect on the value of working in a wide range of sectors  I can now reveal that the Secret Engineer is moving jobs once more. Hardly unexpected this time as I’ve been w…
    - 3 hours ago 23 Jul 19, 8:16am -

Science Daily Engineering

  • newSearch for new semiconductors heats up with gallium oxide
    Electrical engineers have cleared another hurdle in high-power semiconductor fabrication by adding the field's hottest material -- beta-gallium oxide -- to their arsenal. Beta-gallium oxide is readily available and promises to convert power faster an…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 5:24pm -
  • newLots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame
    In the right environment, a harmless mineral can do a lot to change the composition of the drinking water that flows through lead pipes. New research discovers how.
    - 19 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 3:59pm -
  • Bridging the nanoscale gap: A deep look inside atomic switches
    A team of researchers has gained unprecedented insight into the inner workings of an atomic switch. By investigating the composition of the tiny metal 'bridge' that forms inside the switch, their findings may spur the design of atomic switches with i…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jul 19, 5:55pm -
  • Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water
    A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more tradi…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jul 19, 5:55pm -
  • X-ray mapping enhances potential of lightweight magnesium
    Engineers have discovered a technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys. This finding could be of significant benefit to the automobile and aerospace industries.
    - 4 days ago 19 Jul 19, 2:21pm -

Phys.org Engineering Tech

  • Medical drones for accident and emergency
    Remote or computer-controlled aircraft, commonly referred to as "drones" could revolutionize the way in which emergency medical supplies, such as bags of blood plasma, are delivered to areas hit by disaster, accidents or other life-threatening situat…
    - 11 days ago 12 Jul 19, 12:16pm -
  • What will it take to live on the moon?
    With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University's Haym Benaroya is optimistic that people will someday live on the moon.
    - 12 days ago 11 Jul 19, 5:10pm -
  • Study provides framework for assessing historic wrought iron structures
    The Institution of Civil Engineers will honor the research of a New York University professor who employed terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) to examine Ireland's historic Guinness Bridge.
    - 12 days ago 11 Jul 19, 4:21pm -
  • New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts
    Last week's massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Labo…
    - 12 days ago 11 Jul 19, 3:17pm -
  • New high-definition satellite radar can detect bridges at risk of collapse from space
    Researchers from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Bath have developed a satellite-based early warning system that could spot tiny movements in bridges that indicate they could collapse.
    - 14 days ago 9 Jul 19, 5:25pm -