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Engineering news roundup #8

The impact of engineering is all around us. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite news stories, articles and thought pieces from the week to showcase some of the latest innovations and opinions across design engineering.

Smart cities and AI

A project in China, known as Cloud Valley, plans to use artificial intelligence centre stage in the design of a smart city. This will enable everything from public transport to small amenities such as coffee-delivering robots to run on its system.

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A look at the British Museum’s great roof

The awe-inspiring ceiling in the British Museum’s great court celebrated its 20th birthday this week. In this article, learn about the risks, setbacks, and unexpected discoveries involved in creating the 3,312-piece glass roof!

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Driven by the power of the sun

An electric car that doesn’t need to be charged? Car startup Aptera may have the solution. They have engineered a new electric vehicle, with a battery of 100 kWh, which can get up to 1,000 miles of range.

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Relocating a building

How do engineers manage the enormous task of relocating a building? (known as ‘structure relocation’). Watch this impressive video of an 85-year-old Chinese building be transported through advanced engineering to find out!

See how it’s done


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