Engineering themes

Environmental/Climate

A total of 108 items listed.

Testing the lunar surface; Engineering habits of mind; Breaking the ice; A quiet revolution; Newton fellowships

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After the 2014 floods: The future management of flood risk

Professor Enda O'Connell FREng and Professor Jim Hall FREng

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Singapore's Supertrees

Hugh Ferguson

Patrick Bellew RDI FREng, of environmental engineers Atelier Ten, outlines the engineering challenges and solutions generated by the Gardens by the Bay project.

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Modelling UK weather patterns

Paul Davies

Ingenia talked to Paul Davies, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, about the processes involved and the new technology developed to improve UK forecasting.

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Making waves; Sustainable manufacturing; Coastal eco-cities collegium; AeroMSc bursary; Manufacturing report; Wireless charging buses

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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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Extreme space weather; Global environmental prize; Champion apprentice; Academy initiatives; Water engineer wins award

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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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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Fishing for pollutants

Emily Bick

The SHOAL project uses engineering expertise from academia and industry to create autonomous pollution-sensing robots to monitor ports in real time

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Creating stratospheric instrument platforms

Dr András Sóbester

With smartphones, GPS and 3D rapid prototyping, the ASTRA project transforms humble radiosondes into sophisticated and recoverable data capture devices

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Inspirational Technician Award; The Big Bang Fair; Carbon capture and storage collegium; Domestic heating report; Technology Horizons Award; Queen Elizabeth Prize; Academy new year reception

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How low can we go?

Dr Martin Knopf

Downsizing the internal combustion engine is cutting fuel consumption, improving vehicle efficiency and reducing carbon emissions

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