And the award for the safest airline in 2013 goes to ...
At the beginning of each year an array of awards are given in numerous industries to the top performers of the prior year. In the arts, Cate Blanchett won a Golden Globe last week for her performance in Blue Jasmine, and in sport, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or ...
Safer train journey by space tech
Good train brakes are crucial for safe rail journeys. In Germany, they are now checked daily using advanced technology that helps spacecraft return safely to Earth.
What price our fascination with cheaper 3D printing?
The future of 3D printing is firming up as it moves from do-it-yourself tinkerers to key players selling complete consumer solutions. This shift brings important ecological and socio-economic implications.
Flight research center to test shape-changing wing idea
Engineering solutions for soldiers on the battlefield
Students from the University of Southampton have won a national competition thanks to a revolutionary helmet they designed for use by soldiers on the battlefield.
Calculating waiting time at security control
Thermal imaging cameras at airports could calculate queues and check-in times better than systems that make estimates using Bluetooth and WiFi on passengers' mobiles.
Engineer designs digital solution for pesticide drift
(Phys.org) —It's a problem that plagues farmers and haunts environmentalists: how to reduce pesticide applications and ensure they are used most effectively. A Cornell engineer has come up with a novel, ...
UPC researchers study for Camper how to make more comfortable shoes
Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / BarcelonaTech (UPC) have carried out a biomechanical study of the shoes manufactured by the ...
Buildings vulnerable 20 years after LA earthquake
Twenty years after a strong earthquake struck Los Angeles and surrounding communities, engineers say buildings around the region remain vulnerable.
RF MEMS: New possibilities for smartphones
(Phys.org) —The antennas in most of today's smartphones do not function efficiently in 3G and 4G/LTE wireless environments. This leads to slower download speeds, reduced voice quality, lower energy efficiency ...
Build it and they will believe, says defiant China tycoon
A Chinese multi-millionaire who built himself an Egyptian pyramid and a replica of Versailles vows to construct the world's tallest building in just six months—despite authorities preventing work amid safety ...
China tested hypersonic missile vehicle
China for the first time has tested a hypersonic missile vehicle designed to travel several times the speed of sound, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Don't fear the dawn of the drones—Someday one might save your life (w/ Video)
In the not too distant future, you may hear the hum of a drone's rotors as it descends upon you and be filled with a sense of relief, not panic. After all, it's coming to save you, not harm you.
Helping the judicial system understand laser strikes on aircraft
(Phys.org) —Joshua Hadler and colleagues in PML's Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division have devised a simple, accurate measurement system that can help law enforcement cope with a growing threat to ...