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Updated April 2020
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How a new 2.5km cable pulled railway will connect Luton Airport’s terminal to the UK rail network boosting future growth. Today rail passengers arriving at the airport must disembark from the train and finish their journey on a shuttle bus. But not for much longer. Deep sheet piles are currently being driven into the ground to set out a cut and cov…
 
The rapid andexponential spread of the new coronavirus, COVID 19 is changing the way that welive and work. First detected in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China, withinthree months it was a global pandemic. To keep operating through the crisisbusinesses turned to digital technologies to support home working. But thisconnectivity relied on infrastruc…
 
The UK has a legacy of 600,000 tonnes of nuclearwaste being held in temporary storage facilities at 30 sites around thecountry. It is enough to fill a football stadium and despite over 60 years ofgenerating nuclear power in the UK, we still don’t have a long-term plan fordisposing of it. Scientific consensus is that deep geological burial of wastet…
 
This winter a series of weather bombs detonated across theUK, overwhelming river systems and overtopping flood defences. River levels wereoff the charts, 4000 properties flooded, some temporary defences failed andpeople took to the streets in canoes. The UK is entering unchartered territory as far as floodingis concerned. Yet the threat of drought …
 
How nematode worms, 3D printing and drones couldrevolutionise our approach to maintaining road surfaces. According to the RAC we are 1.5 times more likely to hit a pothole today than we were over a decade ago and winter is peak pothole time. In the cold months the UK’s road surfaces weather the impact of freezing conditions and the subsequent groun…
 
An update on our Drones episode from January 2019 where welearn about new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles, and celebrate beingshortlisted for three awards in the Publisher Podcast Awards held in London in March2020. No-one knows how many penguins are in the Antarctic, andlast year we discovered that thanks to the use of drones this is set to chan…
 
A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years in 1930, the third billion in 30 years in 1960, the fourth billion in 15 years in 1974, and the fifth billion in only 13 years 1987. Gro…
 
How new technology is supporting the UK’s offshore windindustry to bring down costs and accelerate construction. From new methods fordrilling into the seabed, to advanced foundation design models and improveddata capture, innovation is critical for this fast-growing market. But it won’tbe easy. Deeper waters and variable ground conditions make thes…
 
Over the past two decades the UK has become the world’sleading offshore wind energy producer. Not only is it responsible for 40% of alloffshore wind generated electricity, it is set to quadruple the installedcapacity by 2030. Its journey to becoming a world leader began in 2000 withconstruction of just two Vestas V66 turbines, at a site off the coa…
 
Fromnew immersive technologies to life saving applications, virtual reality isfinally meeting up to expectations of the 1990s and transforming the way thatprojects are designed. Its ability to improve visualisation of new and existinginfrastructure is bringing many benefits, including some that users hadn’tanticipated as well as saving millions of …
 
This week we are bringing you an episode of our newly launched Tunnelling Podcast, made in partnership with the British Tunnelling Society. In March 1999, the Mont Blanc tunnel fire claimed the lives of 38 tunnel users and one fire fighter. For decades debate has raged over the best approach to tackling a fire, saving life and the asset. Tunnel fir…
 
Last year the UK set a legally binding target to becomecarbon neutral by 2050, ahead of any other major global economy. In doing so ittook the first ambitious steps on a massively difficult path, and the road tonet zero requires a total overhaul of how infrastructure is designed, deliveredand managed. In this episode we explore the journey that org…
 
Becoming a Role Model: Ying Wan Loh From rotary drilling on Mars to hybrid-electric aviation andthe expansive global supply chains of the aeronautical industry, we explore theengineering life of Ying Wan Loh. In 2019 Ying became the Institution ofEngineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer of the Year, a title given toastronaut in the making So…
 
Heathrow has announced an ambitious expansion plan that will add a third runway and take the airport to cope with growing demand up until 2050. It calls for massive development of its infrastructure to cope with growing passenger numbers and it takes an innovative approach to its supply chain, looking to distribute the economic benefits of its expa…
 
What do the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Ipswich Barrier andHeathrow Airport have in common? None of them could have been realised withouta complex network of supporting infrastructure built before the main structuresthemselves were erected. Known as the temporary works this vital and oftencomplex system of scaffolding, excavation support, propping …
 
Each year it seems like we’re willing to accept a bit more eccentricity withour beer and not even bat an eye while drinking the latest blueberry IPA ormilkshake-flavoured stout. But mention pumpkin beer and the eyes roll back,hands clasp the stomach, and 999 calls are made for a medic. How, we ask, could any brewer put pumpkin in a beer and still s…
 
Historically, the nation’s productivity has improved with economicgrowth, but since the global financial crisis and despite the UK’s recovery,productivity has flatlined. The Office for National Statistics calls this “Theproductivity puzzle” and for construction the situation is even worse.Productivity has floundered since the 1990s. But as big data…
 
How a calculator is helping countries around the world tolower their greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable energysystems. When Professor David MacKay of Cambridge University wrote abook about sustainable energy in 2009, he could not have realised that thisgroundbreaking text would go on to form the basis for a calculator that couldsa…
 
As Quantum computing becomes a 21st centuryreality, Professor Sir Peter Knight explains why controlling the register ofquantum bits that make up a quantum processor is so difficult, and explains howthe journey to quantum computing is creating new technologies that no one couldever have predicted……. Peter’s life in quantum physics began in the 1970s…
 
Noorullah Kuchai is a civil engineer, a humanitarian and arefugee twice over. He lived in a tent in a Pakistani refugee camp for a decadeand is now dedicating his life to helping people who have been displaced by warlike he was. And the challenge is enormous. More people are being displaced byconflict and disaster than ever before. Today 71 million…
 
Tohear some brewers talk, doing a collaboration with another brewery is a rite ofpassage, something every brewer has to do. But do they? You have your own brewery to run, with your own never-ending workload of paperwork, brewing, testing, delivering, cleaning, packaging, ordering, scheduling, and a whole lot more. Guess what, a collaboration with a…
 
World leading smart robotics, industry disruptingtechnologies and the next generation of augmented reality are just some of theadvances in action at Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’sFactory 2050. Launched in December 2015, Factory 2050 was set up as areconfigurable glass walled factory of the future, and since then it has helpedbus…
 
Is it asnake-oil scam, a placebo, or something we’ll all be using soon for everythingfrom anxiety attacks to joint pain? Regardless, is taking a dose of hemp througha can of beer the way to go? In thisepisode of The Brewers Journal Podcast, we’ll be stepping into the CBD debate,we’ll be giving you the pros and cons, and talk about the big money US …
 
Had its use as a gigantic 300m high radio antenna not beenrecognised in the early 1900s the magnificent Eiffel Tower, would have beenpulled down and destroyed. Under its original contract as the wrought irongateway to the 1889 Paris World Fair, it was only to stand for 20 years. Butits creator, engineer Gustave Eiffel, had other ideas. In the same …
 
You’re done all you can to make a decent beer, but then the calls startcoming in. Pubs are complaining that your cans look like they’re ready toexplode. Drinkers are complaining that your beer tastes awful. Another saidwhen they opened the can, all the beer shot out like a geyser. Chances are, you’re dealing with an unwanted yeast. In this episode …
 
Back in December 2017 the UK’s National InfrastructureCommission set the UK a huge challenge: to create a digital model of ournational infrastructure. Known as a National Digital Twin this engineering featrequires secure sharing of high-quality standardised data betweeninfrastructure owners and operators, making operations more efficient andresilie…
 
A good stout or porter is something beautiful to behold in your glassand in your mouth. Smooth and creamy with a wonderful balance – a dark willhave you forgetting an IPA in a heartbeat as it dances across your taste buds. Probably, no other type of beer allows a brewer to show off theirabilities in creating amazing flavours, ranging from the tradi…
 
Chloe is 16 and interested in an engineering career. She is also the daughter of Philip Hoare, President of engineering consultant Atkins. To find out more she digs deep into her Dad’s engineering life story by interviewing him about the projects that have shaped his career. From harrowing tragedy on a bridge project to world firsts in underground …
 
Growing up in a tiny village in rural Scotland, regularpower cuts would leave Lorna Bennet and her family without electricity for dayson end. Determined to become self-sufficient Lorna set about learning how tocreate sustainable energy, from designing water wheels to working on tidal powerarrays and testing the world’s largest offshore wind turbine…
 
A fewyears ago everyone was singing the praises the blockchain, how the secureelectronic ledger was going to change forever food safety. Withthe ability to track a single chicken from farm to supermarket shelf, massivefood recalls – costing millions and millions of dollars – would become a thingof the past. Forgetabout flying to Mars, blockchain wa…
 
Habitat for the UK’s Great Yellow Bumblebee has declined 80percent over the last century thanks to the loss of the flower rich meadowsthat sustain them. They now only persist in the North of Scotland, so whenScottish and Southern Electricity Networks planned a new substation in theHighlands, preserving the habitat of the bumblebee was a crucial par…
 
Inlivestock production from pigs to chickens to salmon, consistency drives themarket. If Ralph’s Supermarket wants chicken thighs at a specific weight,that’s what farmers produce for Ralph’s. In almost all the world’sleading proteins – chicken, pork, and salmon – there has been major breeding programsover the last 50 years for consistency in produc…
 
After 844 trial tests, and setting his own street on fire,founder of Scottish start-up MacRebur Toby McCartney finally hit on a viablesolution for repairing potholes. His idea sought to resurface roads using recycledplastics, and the result is a form of polymer modification of asphalt that usesa mixture of waste plastics and additives to create an …
 
Besides the usual things one can count on in life – taxes and death – wemight add a third one, more food recalls due to plastic and rubbercontamination in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Thisis costing the industry millions upon millions. In the last four years, plastic and rubber recalls have grown by atleast 1.5 times and …
 
Underneath cities all over the UK subterranean mountains ofcalcified fat are gathering in our sewers as fat, oil and grease stick to babywipes and harden to form a blubbery bacterial blockage. Removing them isdangerous, manual work, putting people and the infrastructure itself at risk.In this episode we venture to the site of Europe’s biggest fatbe…
 
Over25-years ago, an outbreak of E coli O157 in Jack in the Box restaurants in theStates made people wake up to the fact that their hamburger could kill them. Itwould seem that the innocence, the fun, the love, American consumers had withburgers disappeared as newspapers became filled with stories about the fourdead – all young children – how E col…
 
It was a meeting with the first Briton in space, Dr HelenSharman, that changed the course of Sophie Harker’s life forever. A mathsstudent at The University of Nottingham, she took this advice seriously andwent on to become an aerodynamics and performance engineer at BAE Systems.Although she is yet to leave planet earth, Sophie has been working on d…
 
Since 1913 the world’s most famous flower showhas been held every Spring in Chelsea in London. This year among the electricblue Persian Slippers, the white and yellow Anthemis Punctata, and the eyecatching, deep pink Digitalis Illumination series of Chris Beardshaw’s MorganStanley Garden, there is a focus on creating beautiful gardens with a lighte…
 
Norwegian airline Widerøe needs a new fleet of planes to serve itsregional passenger base. But it doesn’t want to buy conventional aircraft. Itwants a zero emission fleet to undertake its 450 flights per day, and move 2.8million passengers per year. But so far, no electric planes have been certifiedfor commercial flight and Widerøe is calling on th…
 
It started back in 2007 whensome hungry, scavenging pigs ate infected pork meat in the Black Sea Republicof Georgia. While the pigs might have died quickly, figuring out what killedthem took much longer and that’s where all the problems began. By the time someone reachedthe ah-ha stage and said: “Hey, that looks like African Swine Fever”, thehighly…
 
How did Norway become the world’s most successful electricvehicle market? Last month almost 80 percent of all new cars sold in Oslo wereEVs and across the entire country it was 58 percent. Even more remarkable isthat the soaring popularity of EVs is despite the lower operating efficiencythat batteries achieve in cold climates. This in turn exacerba…
 
Youopen-up a jar of instant coffee, break the lid seal with a spoon and you’regreeted with the smell of fresh coffee. Why, because the big companies likeNestles, Kraft, and others realize that the first few seconds that you spendwith their product can be the most important ones. However,you open-up a pack of sliced turkey ham and nine times out of …
 
From additive manufacturing inspace, to 3D printing customised pharmaceuticals and non-planar electronics,the next revolution in 3D printing is already underway. In this episode we headto the International Space Station and interview the engineer behind a worldfirst in 3D printing, “The Refabricator”. This 3D printer that can not onlyprint plastic …
 
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