Archive January 2019

Minute silicon particles set to boost lithium ion batteries capacity by 10x

1 day ago — 1.5 min read

Chemical Engineers have taken a critical step in creating the next generation of silicon-based lithium-ion batteries. The team, working at the University of Alberta, have pioneered a new technique which...

STEM Book Club – New STEM Stories to get your little ones inspried

2 days ago — 1.5 min read

Want to get your kids excited about science? The right STEM books at the right age can make all the difference. We have picked out two of our favourites to...

MIT sets its sights on the future of fusion

3 days ago — 1 min read

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking to fast-track the development of practical fusion power.

Engineering Podcasts – Her STEM Story

4 days ago — 0.5 min read

This weekly podcast is all about Extraordinary stories of real women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Listen to know more about the amazing work women across the...

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX’s Tintin-esque ‘Starship’

1 week ago — 1 min read

While this might look like something out of Tintin's Destination Moon - this latest SpaceX creation is real and ready for testing. Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla and SpaceX) today...

China lands on the far side of moon – here is the science behind the mission

1 week ago — 7.5 min read

In a spectacular few days for solar system exploration – during which NASA whizzed the New Horizons spacecraft past the Kuiper Belt object 2009 MU69 (somewhat controversially nicknamed “Ultima Thule”)...