Featured Articles 2018-03-21T15:04:37+00:00

Capturing the Instagram aesthetic in hotels

14 November 2018|

With the rise of Instagram and competition from Airbnb, hotels are increasingly having to create striking and unique interior designs to attract customers. Charlotte Edwards speaks to hotel experts about the Instagram effect, and what steps designers need to take to help lure in this vital customer base.

White City: the story of Bauhaus in Tel Aviv

31 October 2018|

In the first of a season of articles celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus, Patrick Kingsland looks at Tel Aviv’s White City – a collection of some 4,000 Bauhaus and International style buildings built in the 1930s by Jewish immigrants and designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003

How low can you go? Ultra-light beer redefines the light concept

28 October 2018|

Light beer is getting lighter. Though sales of top-selling light beer brands like Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Light have been eroding for nearly a decade in the US, the success of AB InBev’s Michelob Ultra product has given the industry hope. Tom Vierhile examines the new wave of innovators seeking to establish a new ultra-light premium beer niche.

Lost in transmission: why upgrading the UK’s network should be top of the agenda

27 October 2018|

While the UK Government churns out strategies to meet its ambitions of leading the world on decarbonisation, it is failing to tackle a fundamental issue in the country’s energy network. Dominic Quennell, managing director of Enertechnos Energy, explains why energy losses shouldn’t be ignored.

A storm is brewing for India’s domestic shipping industry

25 October 2018|

India’s domestic shipping industry is considering its options after the central government relaxed cabotage rules. It now looks set to do away with a ‘right of first refusal’ that gives Indian shippers a chance to match the lowest rate offered by foreign ships. But what are the potential implications of this, Joe Baker asks?

24Oct 2018

Urgent concern: how mining damages wildlife on land and at sea

The work of mining companies can have a significant – and often destructive – impact on local wildlife. Guidelines and legislation operating above the level of national governments could help to guide mining towards a less destructive future, but questions remain, as JP Casey finds out.

23Oct 2018

Selling cells: the economics of CAR-T therapy

As a new class of CAR-T cell therapies moves through clinical trials and the first of these innovative treatments enters the market, the therapy is causing almost as much consternation as excitement in the healthcare sphere. While CAR-T looks set to transform the treatment of cancer, what does the future hold for one of the industry’s most advanced – and expensive – treatments? Sally Turner finds out.

21Oct 2018

How will Heathrow deliver its pivotal third runway expansion?

With a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport finally approved after years of delays, an all-important question still remains: what happens now? As contractors jostle for position on the project, Joe Baker finds out what the biggest challenges for Heathrow will be in the years to come.

18Oct 2018

Meet the UK Dstl’s new autonomous delivery drones for military supplies

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is working with other government agencies to develop drones and unmanned ground robots with autonomous ‘deliver to order’ capability for frontline military logistics support. Julian Turner finds out more.

17Oct 2018

The bridge that robots built: An interview with MX3D

3D printing has been proposed as a future construction tool for several years, but now it’s becoming a reality, with MX3D using robots to 3D print a functional bridge in Amsterdam. Ross Davies caught up with Gijs van der Velden, co-founder of MX3D, to find out how he envisions the technology progressing, and on which areas of architecture it could have the biggest impact.