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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

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

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

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

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 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

Is innovative new “transparent wood” eco-friendly?

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

Phones without batteries? What next?

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

Novel approach to store carbon

Novel approach to store carbon

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has not been too successful to date for all its promises. Many are sceptical it will ever be a viable approach. Marianne Holmer, Professor of Biology and the University of Southern Denmark discusses in an article on The Conversation website about using seagrass in storage. This is definitely the first … Continue reading