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  • UCL is to lead the €450m ARIEL mission to study newly discovered planets after it was chosen as the next European Space Agency (ESA) science expedition. Due for launch in mid-2028, ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey) will set out over four years to answer fundamental questions about how planetary systems form and evolve. The […] The post UCL to lead European ARIEL mission to study exoplanets appeared first on The Engineer.

  • In a development aimed to demonstrate that 3D printing technology for buildings has come of age, Arup has joined forces with CLS Architects to showcase Europe’s first 3D printed house. Named 3D Housing 05 the prototype one-storey house – which will be showcased at Milan’s design festival, Salone del Mobile in April 2018 – has […] The post Europe’s first 3D printed house heralds “paradigm shift” in construction says Arup appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Research team in Switzerland deliver HYFORM-PEMFC, the world’s first formic acid based fuel cell Hydrogen has long been seen as the future of clean energy, but storing and transporting the gas safely and cost effectively remains a considerable challenge. Now an integrated power supply unit that can convert formic acid into hydrogen fuel and use […] The post World’s first formic acid based fuel cell shows new way to deliver renewable energy appeared first on The Engineer.

  • An upswing in the oil price has brought renewed optimism to the North Sea, along with a wave of fresh recruitment in oil and gas. David Fowler reports.  A dramatic drop in the price of oil, from $115/barrel in June 2014 to a low of less than $30/barrel in early 2016, had serious consequences for […] The post Recruitment in oil and gas: New confidence on the shelf appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM)  is moving beyond creating ‘dumb bits’ and evolving into a tool that can produce ‘smart technology’. Professors Richard Hague (above left) and Christopher Tuck (below left) examine what we might expect from the next generation of AM technology Additive Manufacturing (AM) has come a long way since its early years in rapid prototyping […] The post From part to system: the next generation of Additive Manufacturing appeared first on The Engineer.