VascTech materials – the possibilities are endless

Dr Chris Mangun, Director of Advanced Materials at CU Aerospace, explains the benefits and applications of VascTech (Vapourisation of sacrificial components Technology), a unique...

The Great Green Wall: Protecting Sahel through science-led intervention

The Great Green Wall initiative works towards reducing land degradation and deforestation through science-led natural resource management and intervention. Deborah Goffner, research director for the...

Cleaning rivers to clean the seas – part II

River Cleaning proposes a new and innovative system to stop pollution from oils and other liquid pollutants in river waters. Parallel and integral to...

The science of tactile melodies

Yasuhiro Suzuki, an associate professor at Nagoya University, Japan, explains time related variations in tactile sensations and tactile melodies. Tactile science has not dealt with...

Creating innovative materials with AI and fundamental physics

Dr Mazhar Ali of the Ali Group at the Max Planck Institute discusses the role of AI and fundamental physics in the creation of innovative materials. Marc Andreesen, one of the most successful ventures capitalists in history, famously wrote that...

iCUPE Datasets for Polar Regions

The Horizon 2020 iCUPE project aims to improve our understanding of pollution sources, environmental changes, and their impact on polar regions. The coordination of the Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments (iCUPE) project is led by Professor Tuukka Petaja...

Drone usage in flood science and beyond

Drone usage has increased greatly in many sectors over the last ten years. Dr Guy Schumann, CEO of RSS-Hydro, analyses the adoption of drone technology in a number of sectors, including disaster response. According to a report by PwC,1 drone...

Sustainable agriculture: Nutrient removal from agricultural runoff

The NuReDrain project discuss their work developing innovative technologies for removing the nutrients from agricultural runoff. The North Sea region is recognised as an intensive farming area. Nutrient inputs from land have resulted in eutrophication of rivers, lakes, estuaries, and...

Could financial incentives help preserve tropical forests?

Environmental scientists from St. Edward’s University discuss how paying landowners to protect trees could help preserve tropical forests. Tropical forests are home to half of the species on earth, while providing essential global services such as regulating climate, purifying air...

How PilotEdge is changing the way pilots interact with flight simulations

The multiplatform distributed virtual training environment (MDVTE) is the only flight simulation experience comparable to operating an actual aircraft. Flying an aircraft is a highly technical skill. Pilots require hundreds of hours of training and experience before they receive their...

The importance of trust and regulation in flood disaster response

Scientific products must become a trusted and authoritative source to better assist flood disaster response at a global level. It is human nature to help and assist people in need, especially the most vulnerable. This is particularly true during disasters...

Battery calorimetry: an innovative approach for ageing studies

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology discuss their method of promoting battery safety, which holds the potential to revolutionise the transport industry. Battery calorimeters are essential to ensuring the safety of batteries. By monitoring the thermal runaway, technicians can prevent ignition...

Genitourinary cancer treatment made personal

Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer has a 60-70% chance of reoccurring in patients – it’s time to talk about it. Understanding and overcoming cancer progression and therapy resistance is a major overarching goal of cancer research. It is true that much progress...

Observing the atmosphere during the pandemic

The effects of the pandemic on the atmosphere may be non-intuitive, but how do atmospheric scientists organise their work under various restrictions? The pandemic influences people’s lives everywhere. It influences atmospheric scientists in two ways: it brings new research problems...


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