Engineering

  • Breaking bad (and sometimes good)

    A new device is making the task of finding flaws in a thing – like every thing – a whole lot easier.

    Nothing counts except for your thirst, and you’re cracking open a cold can of cola to deal with the problem when… arr...

    Core Sciences June 4, 2021
  • Converting CO2 into everyday materials

    New electrochemical system recycles more carbon into valuable products.

    A team of researchers has developed an electrochemical system that can turn carbon dioxide into valuable carbon-based...

    Core Sciences June 4, 2021
  • Making a “Hydrobot” out of water and magnets

    Watch this water droplet navigate a maze!

    With a tiny magnet, researchers have designed a simple system to make a little drop of water move around. To creat...

    Core Sciences June 4, 2021
  • Wireless brain implant to make friends?

    Tiny, wireless brain implant programs mice socialise when light shines on it.

    For the first time ever, scientists have used a wireless brain implant to make mice socialise with each other, accord...

    Core Sciences May 11, 2021
  • Welcome to my world: the real right stuff

    Test pilot Aaron How troubleshoots and simplifies planes, making them safer for all.

    Any time a plane flies, silently assisting with the craft’s lift and trim is the huge group of people that made sure ...

    Core Sciences April 30, 2021
  • The road ahead for driverless cars in Australia

    Seemingly only just over the horizon, autonomous vehicle trials in Australia seem stuck in first ...

    The phrase “driverless cars” likely conjures up images of sleek vehicles cruising city streets, ferrying passengers a...

    Core Sciences April 23, 2021
  • Magazine

    Lithium: Powering the Green Revolution

    The race for better battery power has caused a “white gold” rush on lithium.

    by Richard A Lovett As the climate warms, sea levels rise and droughts, heatwaves and bushfires multiply, the need...

    Core Sciences March 16, 2021
  • Newton in the pilot’s seat

    How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.

    It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...

    Automation March 2, 2021
  • Rotating rocket science

    Australian engineers complete successful test of new rocket engine.

    As Australia’s space industry gears up, a team of Australian researchers has successfully tested a new type of engine...

    Core Sciences March 1, 2021
  • Mars news all good

    Data indicate all systems fine and helicopter Ingenuity working as expected.

    Less than a day after NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in...

    Core Sciences February 22, 2021
  • You might have missed...

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Body battery Engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, US, have created a wearable device that can draw ...

    Animals February 15, 2021
  • Highlight

    Cosmos Q&A: materials whirl

    From sticking plasters to wearable tech, functional materials are all around us.

    Engineer Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University, Melbou...

    AI February 11, 2021
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