Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft

The US, China and Russia are pouring money into aircraft that can fly at five times the speed of sound.

By Michael Dempsey • bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: engineering aerospace china-us-relations military

UK's 'first geothermal lido' opens in Cornwall

The pool in Penzance is mainly heated by a 410m-deep well and reaches a temperature of 35°C.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 28, 2020 ~2 min

Tags:  engineering  penzance

Ancient Egypt: Mummified animals 'digitally unwrapped' in 3D scans

The snake, bird and cat, from Swansea University's collection, are at least 2,000 years old.

By Neil Prior • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering animals materials-science egypt swansea-university swansea

JCB electric digger wins top MacRobert engineering prize

An all-electric construction vehicle from the Staffordshire firm wins this year's MacRobert Award.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: engineering construction-industry bradford

Britain's 'blindingly cool' engineering innovation

Conceptual still-life photographer Ted Humble-Smith celebrates 50 years of world-beating technology.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: engineering photography

Space radar company chases persistent vision

The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: engineering astronomy space-exploration earth-observation

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing

The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: engineering bloodhound-ssc south-africa

'I do my engineering in high heels not a hard hat'

The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry.

By Bill Wilson • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: engineering economics

How liquid air could help keep the lights on

The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: engineering renewable-energy energy-industry inventions

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

One man's desire to create the perfect gun profoundly changed manufacturing.

By Tim Harford • bbcnews
Oct. 8, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: engineering manufacturing firearms

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