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Lunar tunnel engineers excited by boring Moon colonies

Naples - As space agencies prepare to return humans to the Moon, top engineers are racing to design a tunnel boring machine capable of digging underground colonies for the first lunar inhabitants."Space is becoming a passion for a lot of people again.

Q&A: Augmented reality shows projects beyond the blueprint Special

Designing buildings can be enhanced through new technology, especially augmented reality. This enables architects and their clients to see ‘beyond the blueprint’. A leading example is WakingApp’s AR toolset.

Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch harder than it looks

A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works.

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa - "It's still straightening," said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. "And many years will have to pass before it stops.

Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens

Rome - The Leaning Tower of Pisa is now stable and has even straightened slightly thanks to engineering work to save the world-renowned tourist attraction, experts said on WednesdayThe tower's Surveillance Group -- set up to monitor restoration progress -- sa...

Advancing the participation of young women in tech

Toronto - A movement called #movethedial has been established, with the aim of advancing the participation and leadership of all women in tech. The organization is now accepting applications from youth (ages 14 – 24) with a passion for STEM subjects.

Digital technologies are reshaping the manufacturing landscape

For engineers, new skills are needed in a world of smart products. A new survey finds that to capitalize on new service-driven opportunities, manufacturers will need to improve their digital capabilities.

Engineering is digitizing essential functions

Engineering and construction companies are investing more of their annual revenue in digital operations solutions, in a bid to remain competitive and to complete jobs more quickly.

Dutch city to unveil world's first 3D-printed housing complex

Den Haag - The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising construction.

Facebook promotes senior engineer to oversee blockchain

The social network Facebook has announced that it has promoted on its most senior engineers to its new position Director of Engineering, Blockchain.

Improving data collection for construction

Construction sites generate considerable amounts of data. Much of this data is still dependent upon manual collection and this creates inefficiencies. A new report highlights how technology can improve this.

Engineers need to use tech to make humans more powerful

James Heppelmann, CEO of PTC, gave the convocation speech to Boston University's College of Engineering and talks about how engineers can create better machines and tools for humans, rather than just focusing on robots that put humans out of work.

Researchers create photo filter that disables facial recognition

AI researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have created a 'privacy filter' that "disrupts" facial recognition software.

How Canada can bridge its gender deficit in STEM subjects Special

Toronto - STEM fields in Canada are dominated by men — with 20 per cent fewer women venturing into such careers. How can this imbalance be addressed? Mayrose Salvador, founder of Pueblo Science, has some answers.

Limair Sanitarium — The result of an obsession with lime air

Luray - Luray Caverns, in Virginia's Page County, has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world since its discovery in 1878. But few people know about the first air-conditioned building in the U.S. built in 1901 at Luray.

Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected

Mexico - Sergio Lopez spends his days inspecting buildings at risk of collapse in Mexico City following Tuesday's quake. And he still can't believe that a school where 19 children and six adults died collapsed like a house of cards.

Op-Ed: Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields

Despite government campaigns women remain underrepresented in science and technology. Despite what an infamous ex-Google employee wrote, this is nothing innate. The low levels reflect institutional and societal biases.

World's highest bridge opens in China

Bejing - The world's highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said Friday.

Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: VW safety experiment aims at reducing drivers' speeds

Volkswagen New Zealand has launched a revolutionary new campaign to reduce speed related auto fatalities by reminding drivers how much they have to live for.

Bike constructors' challenge searches for innovative pioneers

Five teams of creative engineers are being sought for the Bespoked Constructors' Challenge, an event in the UK next year that aims to showcase the diverse range of bespoke bikes available.

ScribbleLive Chat: Addressing the shortage of women in STEM jobs

If you've ever been curious how women can find more jobs in the career fields known as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) you'll want to check out the archived live-chat that took place June 12.

Op-Ed: Could automated welding increase factory productivity and profit?

Increasingly factories are moving to use automated welding equipment instead of manual human welders so could this actually significantly increase the productivity and so profit of the factory?

Geo-engineering no Holy Grail - study

Paris - Far from offering a simple fix, sci-fi solutions to global warming may in fact make the problem worse, a probe of "geo-engineering" options said on Tuesday.Once mocked as unscientific, geo-engineering proposals are gaining traction as carbon emissions ...

Lack of female scientists in the U.K.

In the U.K., the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology or engineering continues to decline. This has been subject to a parliamentary report.

Engineers inspired by octopus silent propulsion system

A team of German scientists develop a silent propulsion system for boats and submarines based on the natural movement of octopuses.

French shipyard lands order for world’s largest cruise ship

Saint-nazaire - STX Europe shipyards, at Saint Nazaire on France’s Atlantic coast, and leading cruise company, Miami based Royal Caribbean Cruises, recently signed an agreement which will see the world’s largest cruise ship being built at the French shipyard.

Iran begins cloning U.S. drone ― Reverse engineering complete

Tehran - Iran announced in December last year that it had captured the RQ-170 U.S. spy drone that had invaded its airspace. It seems the Iranians have been playing with it ever since and have now succeeded in making a clone.

Tech Fest coming to the hands-on engineering museum The Works Special

The Works is a “hands-on, minds-on” museum that makes learning about science, engineering interestingly interesting for families and kids.

UK's 'dull' computer teaching to be revamped

The current information and communications technology curriculum in England's schools is a "mess" and must be radically revamped, education secretary Michael Gove has announced.
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Various electronic and mechanical engineers and technicians support the work of the institute. The picture shows some of the types of apparatus that are maintained.
Engineering in action. One of the exhibits on show at the Craft & Graft exhibition.
Engineering in action. One of the exhibits on show at the Craft & Graft exhibition.
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A non-profit community organization that seeks to create successful, inspiring, hands-on learning experiences for kids.
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One of the two racing cars the engineering students were exhibiting.
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