Caribbean response to COVID-19: supporting the community and front line

Article Source: IMechE The COVID-19 pandemic has brought enormous personal, economic, and social damage across the globe. Deepak Lall reports on how he and his colleagues are supporting the community and front line workers. As many businesses in Trinidad and Tobago were mandated by government to close during this time, Qualitech, being an essential service … More Caribbean response to COVID-19: supporting the community and front line

I’m an Engineer: Stay at Home…60 seconds with Kate Davies, QinetiQ

Article Source: IMechE Partly funded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the I’m an Engineer: Stay At Home programme enables school students to gain access to and have their questions answered by qualified engineers working across multiple industries. By giving their time and experience, contributing engineers are able to inform and inspire students to become … More I’m an Engineer: Stay at Home…60 seconds with Kate Davies, QinetiQ

Navy plans autonomous boat tests and industry urges government action: 10 top stories of the week

Article Source: IMechE Survey shows stress at crisis levels Professional Engineering A survey of Professional Engineering readers found 77.8% said work is often stressful, and 67.5% have gone to work feeling emotionally or mentally unwell. There is more conversation than ever before about mental health and well-being, but do companies need to take a more fundamental approach … More Navy plans autonomous boat tests and industry urges government action: 10 top stories of the week

North Sea Link passes halfway point in Norway

Article Source: The Engineer Construction of the North Sea Link, the world’s longest subsea power cable, has passed the halfway point following an operation to move the cable through a Norwegian lake. North Sea Link, a joint venture project between National Grid and Norwegian system operator Statnett, is a subsea cable that will connect the … More North Sea Link passes halfway point in Norway

Self-powered MC-TENG device aims to foil forest fires

Article Source: The Engineer Researchers have developed MC-TENG, a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by the movement of the trees. Developed at Michigan State University (MSU), MC-TENG – multi-layered cylindrical triboelectric nanogenerator – generates electrical power by harvesting energy from the sporadic movement of the tree branches from which it hangs. MC-TENG … More Self-powered MC-TENG device aims to foil forest fires

Comment: pandemic highlights future importance of robots

Article Source: The Engineer As UK Robotics Week 2020 kicks off, Professor Robert Richardson, Chair of EPSRC UK-RAS Network  reflects on how the pandemic has  demonstrated the key role that robots can play in helping us deal with unexpected events. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an unprecedented galvanising of the global scientific and technology community, who are coming together … More Comment: pandemic highlights future importance of robots

First ever UK spaceport gets planning permission

Article Source: IMechE The UK’s first ever spaceport has received planning permission, bringing orbital spaceflight from British soil a step closer. The Highland Council gave the go-ahead for the Space Hub Sutherland spaceport today (26 June). The facility will be built in Melness, on the northern coast of Scotland. The project aims to capitalise on … More First ever UK spaceport gets planning permission

INWED20: Diversity is integral to McMenon

Article Source: The Engineer Shiby Bernard, Chief Operations Officer at McMenon, gives her take on women in engineering and how they are playing their part in shaping the company. I feel a sense of gratitude to International Women In Engineering Day for not only reminding the world about the role of women in engineering, but celebrating … More INWED20: Diversity is integral to McMenon

Poll: should UK government bailout the aerospace sector?

Article Source: The Engieer The French government’s €15bn bailout of its aerospace has prompted calls for the UK government to do the same. But should it?  Few areas of industry have been untouched by the COVID-19 crisis, but none have had the rug pulled from beneath them quite as spectacularly as civil aerospace. The immediate … More Poll: should UK government bailout the aerospace sector?

Comment: How Covid-19 will make aviation stronger

Article Source: The Engineer The shocks to aviation from Covid-19 will lead to much needed increases in levels of resilience, says Cranfield University air safety expert Prof Graham Braithwaite I once spent time with an airline dealing with the fall-out from a serious accident. They’d always had a great safety record and the incident came … More Comment: How Covid-19 will make aviation stronger