Technology - Engineering news

Seeds to skyscrapers

Wood is one of the oldest building materials but its use is limited by its properties. With new funding, researchers aim to stretch these properties to an unprecedented degree, creating the means to build ...

Jun 25, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Demonstrating a driverless future

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological ...

Jun 24, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 2

Does 3D printing have the right stuff?

3D-printed parts promise a revolution in the space industry, rapidly creating almost any object needed. But do the results really have the right stuff for flying in space? ESA is now checking if their surface ...

Jun 23, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0