Research and Development

Solar power cheaper than coal in Chile

The Abendgoa Solar company's Atacama-1 solar site is located in the Atacama Desert, Chile, which has the highest solar radiation in the world - image courtesy of Abendgoa Solar.
Posted on 24 Feb 2016 by Aiden Burgess
Chile’s solar industry continues to go from strength to strength as the country’s green energy boom has helped to keep down not only greenhouse gas emissions, but high electricity costs that have plagued Latin American countries.

Tim Peake: into space

Image courtesy of ESA/NASA
On December 15 at 11:03 am, the world looked on as the European Space Agency launched British astronaut, Tim Peake and his team into space to take up residence at the International Space Station until June 2016. Victoria Fitzgerald provides an update on the mission so far.

SOLIDWORKS World 2016: Taking it all in

Gian Paolo on the main stage at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
Posted on 4 Feb 2016 by Tim Brown
SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 (SWW16) - Day 1: The call for General Session doors to open at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in Dallas came just after 8:00am. Seconds later, spurred on by the thunderous sounds of AC/DC, the world’s best engineers quite literally sprinted (see circa the 28 second mark in the top video) through Hall D to claim their seats at one of the biggest shows in design technology.