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Friday 11th Dec 2020, 10.30am

Electricity Access for All

How can we sustainably electrify parts of the world that don't currently have access to clean and reliable energy? How can we improve Sierra Leone's energy sector, so that its capital, Freetown, no longer has an average of 53 blackouts a day? These are just two of the important questions being...

Friday 20th Nov 2020, 11.00am

Electric Vehicles and the Future

What does the future hold for electric vehicles? We know that they represent a cleaner, greener way of getting from A to B, but what else could they be used for? Could they actually be used to give power TO the energy grid? And what about charging them - one day, will we all...

Saturday 14th Dec 2013, 03.45pm

Jet Plight

Jet engines are in many ways the ultimate mechanical engineering endeavour. The flow temperatures, pressures and accelerations involved are all extreme. There is no way that poor Ossie could have survived the journey made in the animation.