A total of 108 items listed.
Hollowing out a future in fibre optics
Dr Matthew Partridge
A new generation of fibre optic cables with a hollow core are being developed, which will be able to transmit data over longer distances faster and more efficiently.
The right climate for efficient semiconductors
Electrical circuits waste energy when changing voltage and switching between currents, but a new generation of semiconductor materials is helping to reduce these losses and cut the carbon footprint of many devices.
Chips that changed the classroom
Michael Kenward OBE, Dr Eben Upton CBE and Dr Andrew Herbert OBE FREng
The Raspberry Pi has won the MacRobert Award 2017 for its innovative pocket-sized computer, which has changed how people are learning about coding.
Natural born code writer
Michael Kenward OBE
Suranga Chandratillake FREng was instrumental in the setting up of Blinkx, a successful software startup. He is now sharing his expertise with the next generation of entrepreneurs.
HOW I GOT HERE
Q & A - Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan
Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan is Co-founder and CEO of PervasID. His company provides radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers for low-cost, long-distance sensing of passive RFID tags, for use in tracking in retail, security and healthcare.
MacRobert award 2017
Supported by the worshipful company of Engineers
The 2017 finalists are Darktrace, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Vision RT.
Solving a historical mystery
Sarah Griffiths and Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng
The discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a Leicester car park made headlines around the world. Forensic engineering science helped researchers find out how he died.
The technology behind The Tempest
Richard Gray, Sarah Ellis, Ben Lumsden and Tawny Schlieski
Motion-capture technology that is usually used on film sets is being employed live on stage to bring elements of Shakespeare’s play to life.
How virtual reality is changing engineering
Professor Anthony Steed
A number of engineering firms are using virtual reality and immersive technologies to transform how they work.
Communicating with outer space
Richard Gray and Nick James
BAE Systems Intermediate Frequency Modem System enabled signals from the Rosetta spacecraft to be decoded on Earth, accurately tracking the distance and speed of the craft.
Taking engineering to industry
Michael Kenward OBE
As CEO of Rolls-Royce, Warren East CBE FREng is forging links with academia with a keenness to turn engineering research into profitable products