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How we broke the sound barrier to fly in record time
The first supersonic aircraft, which mimicked the shape of a machine gun bullet, proved that it was possible to break the sound barrier. But as that revolutionary innovation was a commercial failure, will supersonic travel ever be economically viable?
Regenerative sustainability, positive impact
Mercedes del Río Merino is an expert in designing new construction materials that incorporate circular economy criteria. It could be said that she has experimented with nearly everything to achieve a single goal: to create increasingly sustainable building materials.
The canal that inspired the dreams of pharaohs
This is the 4000-year history of the Suez Canal, from its pharaonic origins to the infrastructure that today is vital for global trade.
Re-using paving materials to recondition roadways
REPARA 2.0 project aims to develop new technologies and methodologies that support infrastructure management and facilitate the rehabilitation and upkeep of all road types. Its goal is to reduce the environmental and economic costs and combat climate change.
Five technology books for seeing beyond the pandemic
From vaccines to climate change, genetic engineering to digital transformation, these new publications are a look at the world after the pandemic and the global challenges that lie ahead.