Issue 91 » June 2022

Breathing new life into wind turbine blades

Breathing new life into wind turbine blades

As wind turbine blades are being retired in increasing numbers, engineers are coming up with solutions to extend their use.

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Metamaterials, metalenses and beyond

Metamaterials, metalenses and beyond

Techniques used to manufacture semiconductors are being used to make lenses ultrathin, leading to even slimmer smartphone cameras.

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Adding value through maintenance

Adding value through maintenance

Modern technology is playing an increasingly important role in the maintenance of key infrastructure and other systems.

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Engineering biodiversity

Engineering biodiversity

New legislation means that all new developments, such as roads and railways, must demonstrate how they have increased biodiversity.

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Articles about sustainability

Innovation Watch – Edible packaging

Innovation Watch – Edible packaging

Portia Sale

Half of plastic packaging is used once and thrown away. Startup Notpla has developed sustainably sourced seaweed packaging to hold liquids

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Fuel for a net zero future

Fuel for a net zero future

Synthetic petroleum, which is produced from fossil-free sources, is an alternative to traditional fuels.

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Towards zero carbon aviation

Towards zero carbon aviation

Stuart Nathan

A hydrogen-powered aircraft is aiming to make air travel more sustainable.

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Innovation Watch - From food waste to fashion

Innovation Watch - From food waste to fashion

Portia Sale

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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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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