Engineering themes


A total of 110 items listed.

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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Constructing the Hindhead Tunnel

Paul Arnold and Paul Hoyland

The engineering challenges behind the completion of the Hindhead improvement project.

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Start/Stop engines come of age

Antonios Katirtzidis

The development behind engines that automatically switch off during idling and can significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions

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Cutting carbon in the 2020s

Professor Roger Kemp FREng

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RIBA Stirling Prize; Celebrating science and engineering; Global economy debates; Engineering leadership scheme; Climate change adaption; GNSS security

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Infrastructure, engineering and climate change adaption

Professor Robert Mair CBE FREng FRS and Peter Warry FREng

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Studying the Sun – Enabling extreme ultra violet imaging of the star

Dr Nick Waltham

The Solar Dynamics Observatory has been launched to monitor the disruptive influence the Sun has on technological systems

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Underground coal gasification

Paul Younger FREng, Jon Gluyas, Martin Cox, Dermot Roddy

Underground coal gasification has the potential to exploit more of the UK’s coal reserves and can be coupled with carbon capture and storage

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Amy goes for Gold; Millennium Technology Prize; SET for success; Global Water Security; Science for All; The seed cathedral; EXTRA: Volcanic ash and the gas turbine engine

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Adapting infrastructure to a changing climate

Lord John Krebs, Professor Jim Hall

The threat of more frequent and damaging natural disasters means the UK needs to adapt its national infrastructure.

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In Brief

Darwin's cocoon; Boost for photonics research; Building engineering physics

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