German researchers have concluded that the idea of “seeding” oceans to absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere is too inefficient a process to stop climate change from the ruining the world. The research, published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, analyses the idea of dispersing ground- up olivine into oceans to soak up...
Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a device that converts the ambient vibrations in buildings and infrastrucure like tunnels and bridges into electricity sufficient to power small remote monitoring devices. The micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) "amplifier" paves the way for more effective monitoring of the structral health of buildings and infrastructure and the better prevention of...
More than half of a £21 million fund for research into graphene has been awarded to Cambridge University to develop applications in electronics, it was revealed today. Cambridge has won over £12 million to develop and commercialise flexible electronics and optoelectronics that use graphene, so it can be used in things like touch screens. The graphene...
The UK Government finally disclosed its delayed Energy Bill this week and within it is details on the gamble the government wants to take on our behalf to guarantee the lights stay on. The Bill is an important piece of legislation - the government has to provide direction and support to an energy industry that...
  Climate change will cause peak rainfall months to change in the UK predict academics According to a group of German researchers investigating changes in rainfall patterns that result from global warming, the time of year when the UK experiences the heaviest rainfall is set to change. The study, published in the Institute of Physics journal Environmental Research...