Ofgem unveils £25bn plan to boost renewables and slash energy firm profits

July 9th, 2020 no comment

Ofgem said it would set tougher targets for private energy firms with regards to customer service, safety, reliability and going further, faster, on green energy.
There will also be a package of around £10bn in addit…

Welsh scientists set highest efficiency record for printed solar cells

July 9th, 2020 no comment

A team at Swansea University’s ‘SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre’, led by Professor Trystan Watson, said it used a roll-to-roll fabrication method for four layers of slot-die coated PSCs. 
The PSCs gave a sta…

Welsh scientists set highest efficiency record for printed solar cells

July 9th, 2020 no comment

A team at Swansea University’s ‘SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre’, led by Professor Trystan Watson, said it used a roll-to-roll fabrication method for four layers of slot-die coated PSCs. 
The PSCs gave a sta…

US Army Lab finds safeguards for quantum communications

July 9th, 2020 no comment

Quantum information science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field exploring new ways of storing, manipulating and communicating information. Researchers aim to create powerful computational capabilities using …

Hot air balloon-powered internet service launches in rural Kenya

July 8th, 2020 no comment

Dubbed ‘Loon’, the initiative keeps the balloons in place using machine learning algorithms that have developed their own complex navigational manoeuvres to achieve their mission of providing sustained service to use…

Hot air balloon-powered internet service launches in rural Kenya

July 8th, 2020 no comment

Dubbed ‘Loon’, the initiative keeps the balloons in place using machine learning algorithms that have developed their own complex navigational manoeuvres to achieve their mission of providing sustained service to use…

Zoom’s security updates are ‘just a first step’, says boss

July 2nd, 2020 no comment

With the advent of global lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom saw a massive and unprecedented rise in users.
The additional attention on the platform brought to light security flaws and it has been blamed …

Sponsored: Ensuring performance of connected home electronic products

July 1st, 2020 no comment

Home appliance products are rapidly changing. Wireless speaker systems, thermostats, security, smoke/CO detectors, lighting, refrigerators and laundry machines – all these products now feature an integrated wireless …

Cellular data could be used to implement localised Covid-19 lockdowns

June 30th, 2020 no comment

With the UK announcing its first local lockdown in Leicester today, such data could help governments going forward to pinpoint where such measures may be necessary to prevent broader spread of the virus.
The method i…

Hands-on review: R-Pur Nano Light facemask

June 29th, 2020 no comment

We have facemask fatigue. Internet adverts are constantly offering us masks, sometimes very ill-fitting masks, often in cute fabrics. Mask-wearing is compulsory in some places because of Covid-19, but which one to ch…