Truck sized nuclear fusion reactors appear on the horizon

Truck sized nuclear fusion reactors appear on the horizon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tokomak Energy aims to build mini-nuclear reactors and announces target of producing electricity by 2025 and feeding power into the grid by 2030.   Nuclear fusion needs a “Wright brothers” moment, to convince the world of its promise of unlimited clean and safe energy and...

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Scientists re-discover the Laws of Friction

Scientists re-discover the Laws of Friction

In an age of pen and paper one man stood out, and he’s just surprised us again The advantage of hosting your own blog or magazine is that sometimes you can go off piste and this is one of those times so now we are going to go back to a time...

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LA will switch to battery power, in 2021

LA will switch to battery power, in 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For the first time ever a city has selected to build an energy storage device over a conventional power station.   By 2021, electricity use in the west Los Angeles area may be in for a climate change fighting evolution. For many years, the tradition...

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Breakthrough lets researchers turn plants into electric circuits and connect them to the grid

Breakthrough lets researchers turn plants into electric circuits and connect them to the grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to turn plants into electric circuits could pave the way for a whole variety of biologically inspired electronics.   A team of Swedish botanists and electrical engineers have unveiled a new method for growing and powering conductive wires inside living plants and integrating them with...

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Bionic leaf could revolutionise energy and manufacturing

Bionic leaf could revolutionise energy and manufacturing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A revolution in the making, the Bionic Leaf ushers in a new era of biomanufacturing.   Harvard University has created a “bionic leaf” that converts solar energy into a liquid fuel. The work, a proof of concept in an exciting new field called biomanufacturing, is the fruit...

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Bring Your Own Climate to work day

Bring Your Own Climate to work day

The Internet of Everything and the Connected Home have long promised us the ability to personalise our own environments but it’s always been an aspiration, even for companies like WeWork who’ve long seen it as a way to help them personalise their city co-working spaces and provide their occupants with even more...

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