Work has begun on a record-breaking, 120-metre wingspan plane and it’s up to a small team of engineers from Newcastle University to make sure it gets off the ground.
New technology that can give detailed, up-to-the-minute information on the air quality in busy cities is being rolled out across the UK.
Radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900oC could soon be dropped into the depths of the earth to provide early warning of a volcanic eruption.
A new hub for excellence in electronics research will pave the way for the next generation of micro-circuits and help to secure the UK’s position as a global leader in the field.
Newcastle engineers have secured their place in aviation history after playing a key role in the creation of the world’s first “eternal plane”.