Archive January 2018

Buckyballs boost prospect of transparent solar cell

2 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers in the US have discovered a way to allow electrons to travel farther than was previously thought possible in the materials used to create organic solar cells.

2018 Inventor Prize finalists announced

2 years ago — Long Read

Finalists for this year's Inventor Prize, launched last year as a partnership between Nesta, a global innovation foundation and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have just been...

Now we have cheap solar and wind power is it time to rethink ‘energy efficiency’?

2 years ago — Long Read

The need to cut emissions from the energy sector has motivated the use of hydro, solar and wind power, and the development of more efficient buildings that consume less energy....

Japanese Exoskeleton gets FDA Approval

2 years ago — Quick Read

A Japanese robotics company has gained approval from the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin offering its HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) lower-body exoskeleton to patients.

Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution

2 years ago — Long Read

Material Science Engineers from Binghamton University, USA, have been working on self-healing concrete that uses fungi as a healing agent.

No evidence to link violent video games and behaviour

2 years ago — Long Read

Computer Science Engineers at the University of York have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent. In one of the most significant studies...