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The Moon in Blue: engineering the space age

The Moon in Blue: engineering the space age

The future is looming with the same mesmerising luminosity of our nearest neighbour. Or to put it more succinctly – the next major space station will be situated 250,000 miles away, just a hop and a skip from the moon. Launching with spectacular promise in the next...

A Damming project: dam building and dam busting

A Damming project: dam building and dam busting

One of the most vital engineering spheres of work is dam building. It fits right alongside such disciplines as water engineering, civil engineering, hydro-electric and geotechnical engineering. Dam engineering revolves around everything related to the design and...

Energy Engineers: lighting the world

Energy Engineers: lighting the world

Every time we switch on a light or boil a kettle or run a hot bath, we are receiving the work of power engineers. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of turbines' electrical components, including electric motors, machinery...

Nuclear Power: clean tech and clever designs

Nuclear Power: clean tech and clever designs

“If you or I were to use nuclear energy for our lifetime, the amount of high-level waste would fit into a teacup. Obviously, those teacups will add up, and they’re radioactive…but it’s a manageable amount of material, which is true for both advanced reactors and...

Nanoscience: engineering the world of the infinitesimal

Nanoscience: engineering the world of the infinitesimal

Nanotechnology offers a whole new frontier of science. For some, the idea of digging deep into the tiny and invisible may stretch credulity, but nanoscience is a field of increasing knowledge and innovation with regard to a range of products proving vital in the...

The Freelance Engineer

The Freelance Engineer

Setting up your career as a freelance engineer means you are essentially running your own business. And as such there are many associated aspects you need to consider beyond simply gaining the necessary technical skills. Being a freelancer means that you will be...

Urban Engineers: the wheels that work the city

Urban Engineers: the wheels that work the city

Usually, when we are about our daily business, we don’t think about how our city is run – unless of course, there is a major problem. In the normal course of things traffic moves, shops open, streetlights work, gutters are cleaned. But behind all this normality and...

Engineering: developing lifestyles through design

Engineering: developing lifestyles through design

"The production of customised products became possible with developments in technology. The brand can simply enter data in their computer system and make a special product for a customer without spending too much money.” ~ Shim, former head of Seoul Design Foundation....

Driverless Cars: the future is out of our hands

Driverless Cars: the future is out of our hands

Despite the fact that so many people seem against the advent of driverless cars, they are daily becoming a reality. By 2040 it is estimated there will be over 30 million self-driving vehicles sold annually globally. Certainly they are geared to disrupt and...

Independent Power Producers

Independent Power Producers

Technology is moving the world, powering the Earth’s energies. And no more so than when combined with the power of nature and various green methods of generating electric power not specifically driven by coal and oil. An independent power producer is a privately-owned...

Engineering – pioneering the frontiers of medical advancement

Engineering – pioneering the frontiers of medical advancement

Engineering and technological advances have played a major role in advancing medical discoveries and efficiencies since the invention of X-rays in 1895. Technology development that has led to improvement in healthcare has won numerous Nobel prizes, and including such...

Water Engineering: engineering life

Water Engineering: engineering life

Water is becoming the world’s most valuable resource. And it is diminishing while the population is growing, not to mention threatened by devastating pollution. This is creating enormous need for engineers who are trained in the handling of water and its conservation....

Engineering: from smallest to largest projects

Engineering: from smallest to largest projects

No matter what we use for whatever purpose – and no matter how simple or complex the item – it has been initially processed through individual vision, and ultimately through passion and creativity to finally ‘become’. Through these developments and inventions we have...

Engineering and Green Energies

Engineering and Green Energies

As the world slowly swings away from fossil fuels, renewable energy is becoming a more vital field of exploration, invention and career opportunity. And chiefly involved, as in any drive to improve humanity’s experience and impact on this planet, is the field of...

Engineering and the heart of the home

After the medical profession, engineers must be the next group who have most significantly contributed to the lifestyle and comfort we enjoy today. From massive projects such as roads and bridges to smaller everyday articles such as washing machines, toasters and...

Space: the endless engineering frontier

Space: the endless engineering frontier

Space is our last frontier – or at least we assume it to be at this time – and it remains our greatest exploratory and engineering challenge. The design and invention of the machinery, technology and equipment required, together with determination and sheer ingenuity...

The Victorian Era: mother and father of engineering

The Victorian Era: mother and father of engineering

Victoria ascended the English throne in 1837, and her reign became known as the golden age of the empire. Victorian times saw extraordinary achievements in the disciplines of  engineering and technology by some of the greatest pioneers in these fields. The major...

Simple Designs that sold Millions

Simple Designs that sold Millions

Every day we use simple designs that have become an entrenched part of our life. Think of the toilet roll, the lock and key, the drawer, the step, the fork, the straw, the pen, the plug. Some were dreamt up in an instant, and some no doubt took a considerable amount...

Engineering and Ingenuity: defining possibility, designing solutions

Engineering and Ingenuity: defining possibility, designing solutions

One of the most enduring aspects of engineering whether complex or simple, is the ingenuity that motivates creative vision and effective solution. Across all endeavours throughout history, resulting in the many disciplines of today – from medical to farming to space...

Making Your Product: Process Plant Design and Build

Making Your Product: Process Plant Design and Build

Designing a process plant to create products entails either the design of completely new facilities or the modification of existing facilities. The design starts at a conceptual level and ultimately ends in the form of fabrication and construction plans. Industrial...

Lifecycle of a successful engineering project

Lifecycle of a successful engineering project

Any idea, plan or endeavour has to follow a focused path of action in order to come to fruition successfully. This is particularly applicable to an engineering project because from concept to conclusion, control and competency are vital. It’s not like knitting a scarf...

Outsourcing: meeting client and industry requirements on time and in budget

Outsourcing: meeting client and industry requirements on time and in budget

Outsourcing is fast becoming the most popular form of business networking and partnerships, which mean a number of companies operate in constellation around the needs of another organisation. In fact, many companies now run as virtual corporations with central planning as the hub, and everything else outsourced.

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