Aquatic ecosystem services: From concept to economic valuation

The University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Resources Economics Research Group detail how vital it is to optimise our aquatic ecosystem services, ensuring...

Wireless charging for electric vehicles could significantly reduce CO2 emissions

Oren Ezer, CEO of ElectReon, sets out the opportunities offered by wide scale implementation of wireless charging for electric vehicles. In the face of climate...

Hydrogen powered vehicles: a fast-emerging market

As global leader in the field of hydrogen powered vehicles, First Hydrogen is in a unique position to capitalise on this growing market. As distinguished...

Examining lithium-ion battery safety and how it can be enhanced

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, answers frequently asked questions regarding battery safety and explains how it can be improved by...

Surveying new skies with the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope will revolutionise our understanding of the atmospheres of planets found orbiting other stars. Since the first detection of a planet orbiting another star in 1995, astronomers have found over 5000 “exoplanets,” mostly due to NASA’s...

Understanding solar neutrinos and the primordial Sun

Professor Wick Haxton from the University of California Berkeley discusses neutrino experiments past and present and explains how solar neutrinos may also come to answer the question of whether exo-planet formation leaves chemical imprints on host stars. In the summer...

Attaining accurate weather forecasts and nuclear theory with supercomputers

Professor James P. Vary from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University explains how supercomputers are revolutionising weather forecasts and predictive science. Do you ever wonder how your local weather is forecast for up to a week...

VTT PlasticsCompass: a comprehensive guide to developing sustainable plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland introduces its PlasticsCompass, an end-to-end method to develop sustainable plastics, from materials selection to production. The headlines are filled with stories about microplastics saturating the ocean, contaminating sea life and consequent­ly being ingested by...

Generating functional cartilage tissue by 3D bioprinting stem cells

A team of Swedish researchers have devised an innovative method to produce functional cartilage by 3D bioprinting stem cells. Today, several hundreds of millions of people worldwide are suffering from Osteoarthritis (OA). There is also an increase in OA incidence...

Potential applications for low-temperature plasmas

Dr Joseph Zimmerman, a Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, discusses recent experimental investigations of applications for low-temperature plasmas. Solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. As the world’s understanding of the fourth fundamental state of matter and complex plasmadynamics expands, new technologies...

Calorimetry for the development of an improved sodium-ion battery

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how battery calorimeters allow thermal characterisation and safety testing for an improved sodium-ion battery. In late 2018, the POLiS (Post Lithium Storage) Cluster of Excellence was acquired jointly by KIT...

Peatlands and climate change: from threat to cure

Sustainable management of peatlands and mitigating climate change: Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group helps close key knowledge gaps. Peatlands are a valuable but vulnerable natural resource. Peat forms through the slow accumulation of partially decomposed plant biomass in water-saturated soils of...

Observing droplets of near-perfect fluid in high energy nuclear collisions

By investigating the world’s smallest droplets of near-perfect fluid, researchers have been able to develop greater understanding of the primordial matter in the Universe. A collision between two atomic nuclei accelerated to a significant fraction of the speed of light...

Natural disasters: exposing inequalities in society

Margherita Bruscolini, Geoscientist & UAV Pilot at RSS-Hydro examines how natural disasters expose the stark inequalities in society between the wealthy and poor, and what can be done to mitigate the effects. Natural disasters, such as droughts, floods, hurricanes, and...


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