A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic materials could enable a leap in manufacturing a wide range of products, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells

Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about a  new manufacturing method invented by scientists at the University of Maryland that both meets the needs of modern ceramics and fosters the discovery of new material innovations.   ‘Superfast’ new manufacturing method could allow breakthrough in battery technology, scientists say A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic … Continue reading A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic materials could enable a leap in manufacturing a wide range of products, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells

Researchers have developed a new type of concrete that can not only bend better, but doesn’t require cement to make, reducing its environmental footprint

Michael Irving writes on the New Atlas website about a new bendable type of concrete that has been developed.  What are your views?   Bendable concrete goes cement-free to cut environmental footprint Concrete is the world’s most widely-used building material thanks to its incredible strength – but it doesn’t stand up well against bending. Now, … Continue reading Researchers have developed a new type of concrete that can not only bend better, but doesn’t require cement to make, reducing its environmental footprint

Scientists have been working on what they say is the world’s first “biosolar leaf”, which they claim can mop up carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen into the atmosphere more efficiently than a typical tree

Scientists say this technology can do the work of 100 trees using the surface area of one. Diane Taylor explains in an article in The Guardian.   'Biosolar leaf' project targets air pollution on London campus The news on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is rarely good. Scientists and campaigners have warned repeatedly that … Continue reading Scientists have been working on what they say is the world’s first “biosolar leaf”, which they claim can mop up carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen into the atmosphere more efficiently than a typical tree

Is innovative new “transparent wood” eco-friendly?

Scientists have developed a new material that could replace plastic or glass in construction of energy-efficient homes.  Nicola Davis explains in an article in The Guardian. What are your views?   Scientists invent 'transparent wood' in search for eco-friendly building material In an era of glass and steel construction, wood may seem old-school. But now … Continue reading Is innovative new “transparent wood” eco-friendly?

Phones without batteries? What next?

Practically every day we are reading about new innovations. Now we find out that our mobile phones may not even need a battery.  Andrew Griffin explains in an article on The Independent website.  What next?   Scientists make huge step towards making phones without batteries Scientists have made a huge breakthrough that allows them to … Continue reading Phones without batteries? What next?

A new low-cost system that could provide efficient cooling for homes while using very little electricity

Our low-carbon energy transition needs many innovations, as well as the scaled-up deployment of existing technologies.  Matt McGrath writes on the BBC website about a new low-cost system to provide cooling in homes. The approach could also be scaled up to cool power stations and data centres.   Climate change: Low cost, low energy cooling … Continue reading A new low-cost system that could provide efficient cooling for homes while using very little electricity

New materials making breakthrough to lower costs of concentrated solar power

The low carbon energy transition needs to deploy more existing technologies but it also needs innovation.  Steve Hanley writes on the Clean Technica website about the impact of new materials to reduce the costs of concentrated solar power, leading to it being cheaper than battery storage.   New Materials Could Make Concentrated Solar Power Cheaper … Continue reading New materials making breakthrough to lower costs of concentrated solar power

Nanoparticles producing hydrogen could dissolve plastic waste mountain

Everyone is trying to figure out what we can do with all the plastic we use and dispose. Cahal Milmo writes on the i news website about a new scientific breakthrough that could have discarded plastic used as a fuel for hydrogen-powered vehicles.   Waste plastic could be used to fuel cars using recycling technique … Continue reading Nanoparticles producing hydrogen could dissolve plastic waste mountain