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How coated steel can harness solar energy

(Swansea University) Coated steel can harness solar energy and cut carbon emissions, a Swansea expert will explain in a public online lecture, which is being held to mark him being awarded the prestigious Bessemer Gold Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Ingestible capsule that could help demystify the gut-brain axis

A team of experts from engineering, neuroscience, applied microbiology, and physics has been making headway on building a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.

Mini Wind Turbine Can Generate Energy Made From the Breeze You Make When Walking

Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now scientists have designed a kind of “tiny wind turbine” that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk. The new device is not technically a turbine. It is a nanogenerator […]

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COVID-19 lockdowns averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of Europe, during lockdowns that took place between Feb. 1 and March 31 in China and Feb. 21 to May 17 in Europe.

Digital Sprint powers rapid digital environmental solutions to tackle effects of Covid-19

(Cranfield University) A digital sprint, featuring a series of hackathons, led by Cranfield University and the Natural Environment Research Council has seen multiple projects awarded prizes for innovation and use of digital technology.

One Way to Power Electric Vehicles? The Answer Could Lie in Spinach

“Eat your spinach,” is a common refrain in childhood, but the green vegetable, chock full of nutrients, doesn’t just provide energy in humans. It also has the potential to help power fuel cells, according to a new study. In a statement, researchers at the American University’s (AU) Department of Chemistry explained that spinach, when converted from […]

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