Category Archives: environment

Solar Aircraft pioneering transatlantic crossing

solar powered aircraft that has a larger wing span than a Boeing 747 yet weighs the same as a car ! Continue reading

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Rasa – New Fuel Cell Car

     Riversimple, a company in mid Wales, has come up with a brand new design for a fuel cell car, that is lighter and more fuel efficient than any such cars to date. The design by  Chris Reitz & his … Continue reading

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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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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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Solar cells to dye for

  Solar panels are becoming more common place around us as renewable energy is promoted by the government to reach it’s ‘green’ targets. Photovoltaic (PV) silicon solar panels are the commonest, but a new technology being developed at Cambridge University … Continue reading

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Surfs Up in Snowdonia – dude !

    Who said engineering can’t be fun! The world’s first inland Surfing Centre has been built in the rural Conwy valley in Snowdonia, North Wales, on the concrete covered site of a disused aluminium factory. The guaranteed waves, whatever … Continue reading

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Engineering Design + 3D Printing from CAD – helps farmers in developing countries

                          In Africa and other developing countries where energy infrastructure is limited to power irrigation of farm land, engineering design has overcome the problem. A simple design that requires low … Continue reading

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HSE get wind of turbine failures !

Five wind turbines crashed to the ground during unexceptional weather conditions leading to an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. The fifth collapse at Winsdon Farm in north Petherwyn, Cornwall triggered the inquiry in 2013, a 40m Gaia Wind … Continue reading

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