Issue 87 » June 2021

Nuclear designs on a low-carbon future

Nuclear designs on a low-carbon future

Paul Stein FREng and Sophie Macfarlane-Smith

Find out how small modular reactors will contribute to achieving net zero.

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Creating a virtual replica

Creating a virtual replica

Stuart Nathan

Engineers use digital twins, virtual replicas of a physical object or system, to monitor bridges’ performance and grow underground crops.

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Leaves on  the line

Leaves on the line

Geoff Watts

We explore some of the solutions to the problem of wet leaves on railway lines, which have been causing train delays for years.

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How to make a mobile technology revolution

How to make a mobile technology revolution

Professor Stephen Temple CBE FREng

Each new generation of mobile technology, such as 3G, 4G or 5G, requires global collaboration to succeed.

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Articles about sustainability

How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing challenges that the world faces. Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, sets out how Britain can lead the way on climate change action.

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Cleaning wastewater with algae

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Geoff Watts

When a toilet is flushed, bath emptied or washing machine finishes, that wastewater needs to be treated and discharged safely into the environment. Algae provide a cheaper and lower-carbon method of purification.

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INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion

INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion

Chip[s] Board is turning potato peel into sustainable bioplastics for the fashion and interior design industries to simultaneously tackle the problems of food waste and plastic pollution.

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Life after landfills

Life after landfills

Dominic Joyeux

UK households produce over 25 million tonnes of waste a year and only around 45% of UK waste is recycled. The waste that can’t be recycled or reused goes to landfill, where it is starting to contribute to the circular economy.

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Engineering for a sustainable society and an inclusive economy

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.

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