Zero-Emission Electric Plane Takes Off Down-under

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The first ever electric plane was recently certified and flown in Australia marking an exciting frontier for electric aircraft. Australian sustainable aviation company, Electro.Aero, is at the forefront of electric aviation technology. They are responsible for the test flight after obtaining certification for the Alpha Electro from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority late 2017. Continue reading

SureFly Drone Approved For Take-off At CES 2018

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A lot has happened since the Paris Air Show in June last year with the Workhorse SureFly drone topping the charts. The passenger drone has been granted an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate for test flights at the CES Las Vegas next week. The show is set to attract business and industry leaders from across the globe with breakthrough technologies and innovations.

At the top of our list of featured innovations is the SureFly drone from Workhorse. The VTOL aircraft has been expertly designed for Continue reading

Major Engineering Trends For 2018

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Reflecting back on 2017 we saw a number of engineering trends making their mark in a big way. Some include advanced robotics, additive manufacturing, IIoT, quantum computing and big data. Even though it’s possible to identify hundreds of minor developments, what are the major engineering trends to follow in 2018? Take a look at these top trends we put together to end the year on a positive note. Continue reading

Move Over Beethoven – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To The Rescue

unmanned aerial vehicleA glimpse into the future of mountain rescue could mean replacing the image of our furry friend, the St Bernard. No surprise really as technology is forever advancing and with that, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made from carbon fiber with a 2.2 meter wingspan.

A team of students at the prestigious University of Warwick School of Engineering in Coventry, England, has designed an unmanned aerial vehicle. The core concept is to deliver immediate aid and equipment to people in need before a rescue team arrives. These UAV’s will essentially be the first responders. Continue reading

Engineering Innovations: Reflecting On 2017

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This year has flown by and we’ve seen some truly spectacular engineering innovations from across the globe. Reflecting on 2017, the biggest winners include renewable energy technologies, quantum computing, SpaceX reusable rockets, drone technology, medical breakthroughs, robotics and floating train tracks.

Once thought of as impenetrable, technology is now breaking barriers. Think about how far we’ve come in just the last 10 years, not to mention since the first moon landing. We have autonomous ground and air vehicles, we’re able to explore the vastness of space, teach our kids how to build robots and nanobots targeting cancer cells. We really are living beyond imagination! Continue reading