Category Archives: Energy

Renewable energy Steps forward

                Lawrence Kemball-Cook at Loughborough University came up with a floor tile that generates power from footsteps, after seeing a growing need in cities for energy. He won the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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Saab’s new smart aircraft wing saves fuel

  Aerospace engineers at Saab in Sweden have taken a leap forward with plans to produce a highly aerodynamic ‘smart wing’ by creating a single piece carbon fibre, leading edge and upper wing cover section with no joints or rivets, … Continue reading

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Emissions, Engineering and Ethics

In September 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that many VW cars being sold in America had a ‘defeat device’ or software in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, which changed the performance to improve … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion Reactors – looking commercially hot !

  Nuclear fusion is cited as a safe, clean and sustainable energy we all need, but alas to make this technology commercial has been quite a headache. Development has been slow – Iter nuclear fusion project started in 1985 is … Continue reading

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