Engineering themes

Environmental/Climate

A total of 108 items listed.

Smart homes at the start of the 21st century

Professor Richard Harper

Results of trials in which families lived in a smart home and challenges for the smart-technology developers of the future

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Just another source of neutrons? The removal of the Jason reactor at Greenwich

Rick Lockwood and Professor Philip Beeley

The safe decommissioning and removal of a nuclear reactor housed in a Grade 1 listed building

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Catalysts: key to the quest for clean air

Robert Evans MSc

Catalytic emissions control systems have led to huge reductions in vehicle pollution, and more is yet to come

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Gas turbine technology: powering the future

Philip Ruffles CBE FREng FRS

The complex technology, environmental concerns and economic issues that are shaping the jet aircraft engines of today and tomorrow

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Homes for the new millennium: new technology and innovation at Greenwich Millennium Village

Dr Robert Hawley CBE DSc FRSE FRENg, Chairman, Taylor Woodrow PLC; Richard Hodkinson BSc (Hons) Ceng MICE MIStructE MCIOB, Richard Hodkinson Consultancy

The Greenwich Millennium Village aims to show how ideas of sustainable development can be put into practice

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Water for life: supply and demand in the 21st century

Professor Chris Binnie FREng

The water companies have some work to do to maintain a clean, reliable supply for the future

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Power for the people: Stirling engines for domestic CHP

Fred Starr MIM Ceng

Combined Heat and Power has the potential to enable a household to generate its own electricity – the time is right for this technology

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Creating Eden in Cornwall: the civil and structural design of the Eden Project

Alan C. Jones FIStructE

Clever engineering has transformed a disused clay pit into a paradise for plants

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Flood warnings

Ed Gallagher CBE FREng

Last year's extensive flooding has raised questions about flood defences and the environment – the time is ripe for some innovative engineering solutions

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Engineers in disaster relief

Jo da Silva

In the long aftermath of disasters, engineers with their practical skills and planning abilities bring relief to thousands of victims

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Earthquake resistant design in the 21st century

Edmund Booth

Following a few simple rules can make structures much safer in an earthquake

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The truth about global warming

Peter D Ewins FREng FRAeS

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