Tag : engineering

Is the Hyperloop the future of travel?

10 months ago / 0 comments

We might not be as far away from hyper-speed travel as you might think. Although it isn’t quite teleportation, the Hyperloop combines a vacuum, a train, and levitating magnets to shoot you towards your destination at hundreds of miles an hour. The magnetic levitation ‘maglev’ train is lifted above rails … Read More

Engineering Havoc: Civil Engineering building evacuated three times in one week

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds’ Civil Engineering Building on campus has been evacuated and cordoned off by fire services and police on three separate occasions this week following an reported leak of a ‘respiratory irritant’. West Yorkshire Fire Service were called to the scene on both Monday and Tuesday evening. The … Read More

Leeds Engineering Building evacuated after ‘respiratory irritant’ leak

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Engineering Building on the University of Leeds campus has been evacuated and cordoned off by fire services and police following a chemical leak. West Yorkshire Fire Service reported that they were called to the scene following ‘reports of a respiratory irritant’. There are reports that some students were affected … Read More

Destructing science’s glass ceiling: The article that shouldn’t have to exist

4 years ago / 0 comments

A simple Google search for ‘women and science’ brings up a plethora of web sites aiming to encourage women in the subject. But weirdly, when I see this, I get an uneasy feeling. I am a woman in science, I should be glad these organisations exist. I start asking myself … Read More