Engineering themes

Energy

A total of 90 items listed.

Energy storage technologies

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Increasing demands for power combined with the itermittent nature of many renewable sources call for inventive solutions for storing energy

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Keeping track of energy

Kevin Payne

From water-powered cooling systems to regenerative braking, London Underground’s engineers aim to keep London moving comfortably and efficiently

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Response to: Balancing the energy network
Response to: Engineering's Olympic legacy

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Perfecting the jet engine

Professor Philip Ruffles CBE FREng FRS

Larger fans and the application of composite materials will make jet engines of the future lighter and more efficient

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Slimmer solar cells

Dr Richard Stevenson

Advances in manufacturing techniques allow new, flexible thin-film photovoltaic cells to collect solar energy more efficiently

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Balancing the energy network

Phil Lawton

By 2020, 15% of the UK’s energy supplies will come from fluctuating renewable sources. National Grid’s engineers set out their plans for delivering a stable, secure energy mix

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Response to: Rising clouds;
Response to: Shale gas

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Small Modular Reactors

Professor Richard Clegg and Professor Mamdouh El-Shanawany

A new generation of small, factory-built nuclear reactors can provide sources of power for areas which lack a supporting energy infrastructure

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Fusion turns to Engineering

Chris Warrick

The search for fusion energy has led to advances in remote handling, materials science, and plasma isolation chambers

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Shale Gas

Dr Rebecca Pool

Ingenia traces the historical and technical background to shale gas, and the issues related to its extraction

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Shale gas and public acceptability

Professor Nick Pidgeon

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Human-powered submarines; Millennium Technology Prize; Technology Horizons Award; Bright opening start; UK-China energy storage report; Physics and engineering signs; Preventing bone fractures

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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