Engineering Social Change
In less than 10 years social networking has transformed the way we think, act and communicate. Updates, tweets and pins do more than keep us connected and entertained. For some they’re creating a digital memory.
Smartphones Are Making Us More Than Human
Handheld devices are giving us access to information in ways we could never have imagined in the past. They give us the power to share ideas, research issues and communicate instantly to create a world where humans interact more, not less.
Driving the Future
Using a combination of sensors, satellites, and software, self-driving cars promise to make driving safer, cleaner and perhaps more fun.
Reducing Emissions to Zero
Engineers are researching cleaner, safer Generation IV nuclear technology, that could be combined with renewable energy to power a zero carbon future.
The Next Generation of Supercomputers
By 2017 we will have eight times as much data as we have now. New cognitive systems are being developed to create artificial intelligence that could one day solve problems that are beyond the ability of the human brain.
3D Printing That Could Save Lives
Researchers are developing 3D printing technology to print human organs using stem cells. These printers could potentially create identical replacement organs such as hearts, lungs and livers for use in transplant surgery.
Building the World's Largest Experiment
Engineers designed and constructed the 27km long particle accelerator for the Large Hadron Collider that has given physicists the chance to begin unlocking the mysteries of the universe.
Life on Mars
The Mars Rover ‘Curiosity’ touched down on Mars in 2012 with a mission to gather data for a future manned mission to the Red Planet, and beam back stunning pictures of the Martian landscape.