3D printing in space: astronaut Sabrina Kerber returns from ‘Mars’

August 3rd, 2020 no comment

In December 2019, I embarked on a simulated astronaut mission in Hawaii. The EMMIHS-II mission is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) funded Euro Moon Mars Initiative (EMM), the International Luna…

3D printing in space: astronaut Sabrina Kerber returns from ‘Mars’

August 3rd, 2020 no comment

In December 2019, I embarked on a simulated astronaut mission in Hawaii. The EMMIHS-II mission is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) funded Euro Moon Mars Initiative (EMM), the International Luna…

Israeli start-up unveils ultra-fast charging batteries for drones

July 29th, 2020 no comment

The demonstration saw the launch of company StoreDot’s award-winning ultra-fast charging (UFC) technology that has achieved its mission of fully-charging a commercial drone in five minutes. According to the firm, thi…

Israeli start-up unveils ultra-fast charging batteries for drones

July 29th, 2020 no comment

The demonstration saw the launch of company StoreDot’s award-winning ultra-fast charging (UFC) technology that has achieved its mission of fully-charging a commercial drone in five minutes. According to the firm, thi…

How innovation neighbourhoods can kickstart the move to smart cities

July 29th, 2020 no comment

The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated conversations about the importance of robust digital infrastructure, with mayors and local authorities in urban areas around the industrialised world seeing smart cities as th…

How innovation neighbourhoods can kickstart the move to smart cities

July 29th, 2020 no comment

The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated conversations about the importance of robust digital infrastructure, with mayors and local authorities in urban areas around the industrialised world seeing smart cities as th…

Small steps can make a quick start to achieving net zero in the built environment

July 22nd, 2020 no comment

In June 2019, the UK government passed into law a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050, following recommendations from the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC). This legislation’s …

Scientists ‘wrap, trap and zap’ superbugs in wastewater

July 21st, 2020 no comment

Described as “wrap, trap and zap,” the strategy was developed at Rice University in Houston, Texas by environmental scientist Pedro Alvarez and Yalei Zhang, a professor of environmental engineering at Tongji Universi…

Cobalt-free battery promises higher energy density, cheaper cost

July 17th, 2020 no comment

Mines in the Congo currently produce around 60 per cent of the world’s cobalt supply but have been associated with child labour and poor working conditions.
Global supplies of the metal are also expected to become cr…

Air pollution in US ‘causes 100,000 deaths a year’

July 16th, 2020 no comment

Conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the study has found that air pollution from sources in the United States leads to 100,000 deaths in the US each year. About half of these deaths are from burni…