Moth eye-inspired nanotextured decoupled graphene

Moth eye-inspired nanotextured decoupled graphene

Moths have eyes that have evolved to absorb the maximum amount of light and thereby see even in the dimmest conditions. Researchers from the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey have taken design cues from moth eyes to develop a nanotextured decoupled graphene—a new material that could power future smart technologies. Graphene is […]

Electronic plants, Scientists have fused electronics and roses

E-plants: Scientists have fused electronics and roses

For the first time, scientists from Linköping University in Sweden have successfully created analogue and digital electronic circuits inside living plants, particularly by using the vascular system of living roses to fuse and grow the central components of electronic circuits. This essentially means fusing electronics and roses. The particular electrical components fused into roses include […]

4 practical and helpful uses for drone technology

4 practical and helpful uses for drone technology

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have crossed the parameters of military application. The commercialisation of drone technology has resulted in better accessibility while also stirring novel applications that are practical and helpful. Through drones, individuals and organisations are capitalising on technology to accomplish tasks more effectively and efficiently. Here are the 4 practical and helpful […]

Offshore wind power gains momentum

Offshore wind power gains momentum

With a considerable energy generation potential coupled with positive environmental and economic impacts, offshore wind power is currently at the centre stage of renewable energy initiatives and energy discourse. Europe currently has 55 offshore wind farms across 10 countries that are capable of generating enough electricity to power 5 million households. China generates 565 MW […]

4D printing is unfolding and it would produce Transformer-like materials

4D printing could mean Transformer-like materials

It appears 3D printing is starting to become an outmoded technology despite the fact that it is still on the process of achieving widespread industrial application and consumer popularity. Researchers at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong are rallying to kick start the next revolution in additive […]

LucidPipe Power System - Generating clean electricity from turbines installed in water pipes

LucidPipe Power System: Generating clean electricity from turbines installed in water pipes

An efficient network of pipelines is an indicator of urban development. But there is more to this primary public utility than delivering freshwater to residential and commercial establishments. After all, moving water has potential for producing energy. Portland based energy technology company Lucid Energy, Inc. has designed and implemented the LucidPipe Power System for harnessing […]

Harvard researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

Harvard researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

A team of researchers at Harvard University has tweaked bacteria and reengineered an artificial leaf to turn sunlight into the liquid fuel isopropanol. Photosynthetic species including plants and algae have long harnessed sunlight as their direct source of energy. In an attempt to promote clean and renewable energy, humans have also invented photovoltaic cells capable […]