Engineering and Technology

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society

Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi is an international community of scientists and engineers dedicated to promoting excellence in research, enhancing public engagement with science, and fostering the next generation of researchers. Here, we have had the...

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science was founded as a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their research. Now in its seventh year, Soapbox Science takes female scientists out of the lab and onto the streets, to talk to the passing, unsuspecting public about...

The European Southern Observatory

The European Southern Observatory (ESO), is an intergovernmental organisation that facilitates astronomy and astrophysics research. Since its creation in 1962, ESO has provided scientists with the world’s most powerful ground-based telescopes in its host state of...

Dr. Scott Hsu – Plasma Guns Fire

Plasma guns fire into the race for fusion Dr. Scott Hsu is a fusion physics research scientist interested in obtaining cost efficient, clean energy for the world. His work, pursued with Dr. F. Douglas Witherspoon and others, focuses on plasma-implosion research for an...

The Small Business Administration

THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION An exclusive interview with Nagesh Rao – Chief Technologist, and Chris McNeal – Presidential Management Fellow of the SBA. Small businesses are the creators of jobs and the driving force behind the US economy. Recognising this truth,...

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory

THE LASER INTERFEROMETER GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE OBSERVATORY On the 14th of September 2015 scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime for the very first time. These ripples, known as gravitational...

The Square Kilometre Array: The World’s Largest Radio Telescope

THE SQUARE KILOMETRE ARRAY: THE WORLD’S LARGEST RADIO TELESCOPE Comprising thousands of radio dishes and up to a million antennae, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Referred to as the next generation of radio telescope, this...

Kimberly Kowal Arcand – Somewhere, Outside The Rainbow

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory orbits high above the earth, beaming back images of the high-energy universe impossible to obtain from the ground. Bringing this data to the world is Kimberly Arcand, Visualisation Lead for the project. Here we go into detail on some...

Dr Merritt N. Deeter – Measuring How The Earth Exhales

Atmospheric Scientist Dr Merritt Deeter at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado and his colleagues work with satellite data from NASA to measure levels of carbon monoxide and other pollutants released into the atmosphere...

Breezometer – One, Two, Three, Breathe

ONE, TWO, THREE, BREATHE Air pollution has been a growing world problem, amplified by the ever increasing number of people and their consumption patterns. Now, technological progress and big data have merged to enable environmental scientists and engineers at...