Thorium reactors, based on technology abandoned around the time of the Cold War, could provide an alternative to large nuclear reactors fuelled by solid uranium. They have many potential advantages, but the technical hurdles could also be considerable.
The first glimpses of the world inside the atom set The Engineer on a speculative path, replete with digs at pure scientists and science fiction writers and hope of new materials and inexhaustible power
The Engineer reported on the Bristol Aeroplane Company’s efforts to restore bomber engines damaged by enemy action or crash landings.
The Engineer reported how one Frenchman was determined to get maimed soldiers working again after serving in the First World War
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Self-assembly is finding applications in everything from space to medical implants.
The Young Consultant of the Year says it’s up to engineers to demonstrate what they do to attract young people into the industry.