Engineering themes

Physics

A total of 56 items listed.

Solving a historical mystery

Sarah Griffiths and Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng

The discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a Leicester car park made headlines around the world. Forensic engineering science helped researchers find out how he died.

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The technology behind The Tempest

Richard Gray, Sarah Ellis, Ben Lumsden and Tawny Schlieski

Motion-capture technology that is usually used on film sets is being employed live on stage to bring elements of Shakespeare’s play to life.

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Mike Polson

The writer and broadcaster Geoff Watts talked to Mike Polson, Engineering Director of Magstim Company Ltd, about the history and potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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Digital Forensics

Professor Mark Williams

Laser scanning and digital prototyping can help the forensic investigation of crime scenes. Professor Mark Williams explains how his team’s technologies and expertise have helped solve serious crimes and aid the presentation of evidence to juries.

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Integrating metrology in business and academe

Professor Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang FREng

Professor Jane Jiang’s interest in measuring began when she worked on a bus production line in China.

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Targeting cancers

Dr Eric Mayes

Endomag’s Chief Executive Dr Eric Mayes outlines some of the challenges that surround the development and acceptance of medical innovations.

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ALMA – the new high altitude observatory

Professor Brian Ellison

Professor Brian Ellison, the UK ALMA project manager, describes some of the challenges that had to be overcome during its construction.

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Time to re-evaluate nuclear risks?, Responses to: SMR letter and Synthetic diamonds

Professor Gregg Butler, Grace McGlynn, John Campbell OBE FREng, Professor Jason Smith, and Alan Kemp.

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Diamond technology: beyond hardness

Professor Mark Newton

The UK is home to synthetic diamond research and production activities that take advantage of the material’s several extreme properties, in addition to its hardness

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Health risks from nuclear accidents - fact or fiction?

Professor Gerry Thomas

Professor Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London, thinks that the perceived health risks of exposure to radiation from nuclear power plants accidents are vastly overestimated.

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