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The Engineer

  • Turning Tides: The new wave of e-boats taking to the seas
    Electric boats of all shapes and sizes are beginning to make a splash in the maritime sector. Andrew Wade reports.  It’s estimated that maritime greenhouse gas emissions account for around 2.5 per cent of the global total, marginally ahead of the…
    - 3 days ago 9 Apr 21, 11:07am -
  • Seine set for world’s first hydrogen powered cargo deliveries
    The River Seine is to host the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen. Owned by inland water transport company Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), the 164ft long vessel is being launched as part of the European Flag…
    - 3 days ago 9 Apr 21, 10:27am -
  • Panel discussion: The digital twin – what, why and how?
    On Wednesday April 21st we’ll be hearing from experts at Babcock International, Rolls-Royce, Cranfield University, Strathclyde University and the Digital Catapult about the practicalities and benefits of deploying digital twin technology  From sma…
    - 3 days ago 9 Apr 21, 10:20am -
  • SNCF signs with Alstom for hydrogen trains
    France has become the latest nation to embrace hydrogen propulsion for rail with the acquisition of electric-hydrogen trains from Alstom. In a contract valued at around €190m, French rail operator SNCF has ordered 12 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets wi…
    - 3 days ago 9 Apr 21, 9:30am -
  • Leonardo apprentices showcase cyber skills in lockdown
    Two Leonardo apprentices have been impressing their colleagues with their computer skills while working from home in lockdown. Dan Marsh and Oliver Kelliher-Swash were recently welcomed to the company after applying for Leonard’s cyber apprenticesh…
    - 4 days ago 8 Apr 21, 10:36am -

Science Daily Engineering Engineering Tech

  • A single spin-orbit torque device to sense 3D magnetic fields
    Sensors that can detect magnetic fields have many potential applications, for instance, in the development of sophisticated medical devices and transportation systems. Most approaches for detecting 3D magnetic fields developed so far, however, requir…
    - 3 days ago 9 Apr 21, 1:30pm -
  • Robo-starfish aims to enable closer study of aquatic life
    Biologists have long experienced the challenges of documenting ocean life, with many species of fish proving quite sensitive to the underwater movements of humans.
    - 3 days ago 9 Apr 21, 11:30am -
  • System simulating emergency in electric power system faster than in real time created
    Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University have created a decision support system (DSS) for dispatching personnel of electric power systems (EPS). The system allows dispatchers to quickly test their actions on the management of the EPS, to control an…
    - 4 days ago 8 Apr 21, 4:19pm -
  • Smart windows regulate right light in the greenhouse
    Greenhouses can allow the growth of high quality crops in otherwise unproductive areas. Important, as the world population is growing and the land area appropriate for farming is limited. One thing that is still difficult to control, even in high-tec…
    - 4 days ago 8 Apr 21, 1:52pm -
  • Wearable tech set to tackle head injuries in sport
    Wearable tech which measures and tracks head impact force in sport and recreational activities is set to aid research and support informed decisions on the risk of brain injury.
    - 4 days ago 8 Apr 21, 1:41pm -