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Clive Sinclair: The tireless British inventor who was ahead of his time

Clive Sinclair, who has died aged 81, was one of Britain's most prolific innovators. Known, loved, and recognised for his work in consumer electronics during the late 1970s and early 1980s, he has influenced generations and has gained special recognition and admiration by many electronic and software engineers as well as electronics enthusiasts, collectors, and historians of vintage electronics all over the world.

What will post-Covid public transport commute look like?

Health expectations mean days of packed public transport appear numbered, writes former Engineers Ireland president Dr Chris Horn.

Engineering the Hanging Garden of Babylon

Sean Brady examines the remarkable engineering works that may have underpinned one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 

Cooler data centres help take the heat off electric bills

The drive to cool ever-growing data centres – the ‘brains’ that receive and process most of the data we use – is pushing some companies to try building them in the Arctic Circle, in the ocean, and even in satellites orbiting Earth.

How future trains could be less noisy

Rail transportation is core to Europe’s plans to become carbon neutral by 2050, but noisy trains are an obstacle that will need to be first overcome.

Out with air conditioners, in with chilled water – how Europe could slash its cooling footprint

As climate change warms the world, we increasingly need to find ways to efficiently cool our buildings – while also lowering our emissions to attempt to halt the temperature rise as much as possible. Traditional air conditioners are a poor method of achieving either goal, but what if there was another way?


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