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30 Jun 2022

Industry invades the metaverse

The internet emerged from its military-academic roots and was adopted by business, long before it became a platform for consumers...

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Industry invades the metaverse

The internet emerged from its military-academic roots and was adopted by business, long before it became a platform for consumers...

Direct current keeps the lights on

The massive solar flare that caused yesterday’s geomagnetic storm disabled satellites, knocked out internet routers, and caused blackouts in many...

Data for the people

The nearly empty pickle jar sits on the counter; all the pickles have been eaten, and only the brine and...

Who needs hydrogen?

For heavy duty trucking, hauling, shipping, and ploughing, diesel has been the stalwart fuel of choice since the development of the diesel engine over 120 years ago. With high thermal energy efficiency and abundant, convenient liquid fuel, diesel is hard to beat. Whole armies are powered by diesel – including...

Tesla reaps the whirlwind

In 2022 Tesla stock lost almost half its value in the big selloff that saw sky-high valuations being critically questioned....

Global food crisis bites

Since early 2020 we’ve seen a steady uptick in food prices, and now it’s reached crisis proportions. Not only are...

Night-time solar

The greatest challenge facing renewables, specifically wind and solar power, is the fact that they are ‘variable’. Generation capacity fluctuates...

An ace up your sleeve

Over the last few years, we have witnessed the Crypto Crunch, the return of the inflation monster, and the big...

Industry invades the metaverse

The internet emerged from its military-academic roots and was adopted by business, long before it became a platform for consumers...

Direct current keeps the lights on

The massive solar flare that caused yesterday’s geomagnetic storm disabled satellites, knocked out internet routers, and caused blackouts in many...

Data for the people

The nearly empty pickle jar sits on the counter; all the pickles have been eaten, and only the brine and...

Who needs hydrogen?

For heavy duty trucking, hauling, shipping, and ploughing, diesel has been the stalwart fuel of choice since the development of...

Tesla reaps the whirlwind

In 2022 Tesla stock lost almost half its value in the big selloff that saw sky-high valuations being critically questioned....

Global food crisis bites

Since early 2020 we’ve seen a steady uptick in food prices, and now it’s reached crisis proportions. Not only are...

Night-time solar

The greatest challenge facing renewables, specifically wind and solar power, is the fact that they are ‘variable’. Generation capacity fluctuates...

An ace up your sleeve

Over the last few years, we have witnessed the Crypto Crunch, the return of the inflation monster, and the big...

Smart Screws Revolutionise Preventative Maintenance

Screws tend to loosen over time, from vibrations and even temperature fluctuations. Depending on the application of these screws, the...

Mining the waste dumps

Everybody’s talking about the latest global economic crunch – a shortage of raw material resources. It’s not like we’re actually...

From cutting carbon to pricing plastic

Thanks to renewable energy and cleantech investment, there’s a noticeable decline in carbon emissions worldwide, and interest in reducing carbon...

Hydrogen - Ultra-light storage tanks promise to make jet fuel obsolete

Green hydrogen is the fuel of the future with unique characteristics. (1) It has the potential to overcome a variety...

Honda says goodbye to gas

Honda has made good on its promise to cease sales of combustion cars by 2040. The last one produced was...

America retreats

Over the past decade we have witnessed a fundamental change in the world economic order, particularly when we consider trade...

Hacking the eye in the sky

It’s getting pretty crowded up there, in low earth orbit, with thousands of commercial communications satellites, and whole constellations of...

Smart contact lens brings augmented reality closer

Blending the digital and real worlds could have a host of applications, from entertainment to training, but current augmented and virtual reality headsets...

VR Tripper loses his mind

In a landmark ruling, Judge Steven yesterday awarded Luis Smith full rights to his expedition book. This would not have...

Tesla Model S turns 20

The car that started the electric vehicle revolution, the iconic Tesla Model S, was launched on this day in 2009,...

World’s longest 165-mile ‘drone superhighway’ proposed in the UK

By Ishveena Singh A UK consortium has revealed its blueprint to build the world’s largest and longest “drone superhighway,” connecting towns...

Deep drilling delivers the power

There’s an almost infinite amount of heat energy below the planet’s surface. We’ve seen enough pictures of molten lava spewing...