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 | Jan. 29, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration earth-observation engineering

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 | Nov. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: bloodhound-ssc south-africa engineering

'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 | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: economics engineering

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 | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: inventions renewable-energy engineering energy-industry

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

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

By Tim Harford | Oct. 8, 2019 | bbcnews
~9 mins   

Tags: firearms manufacturing engineering

Bloodhound supersonic car set for high-speed trials

The UK-led project to break the land speed record is ready to start testing in South Africa.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: bloodhound-ssc south-africa engineering

Royal naming for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 26, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: antarctic arctic engineering david-attenborough catherine-duchess-of-cambridge prince-william-duke-of-cambridge

SLS: Nasa's giant 'Moon rocket' takes shape

Nasa finishes assembling the main structural components for its largest rocket since the Apollo-era Saturn V.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 20, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: space-exploration the-moon nasa engineering

'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.

By Helen Briggs | June 20, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: prosthetics disability engineering

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

By Jonathan Amos | June 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science engineering climate-change cardiff

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