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CARGO-BOT

Gita is an autonomous vehicle created by Piaggio Fast Forward. At just over 50cm in height, it can move around independently at 22 miles per hour whilst carrying up to 20kgs of cargo through complex environments. Its inventors have also…

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY

Tunisia are introducing a new revolutionary ‘flapping’ wind-turbine! Until now, the understanding of bird mechanics has been limited, as has been their translation into technology. Now, a pioneering scientist Anis Aouini is using 3D Aouinian kinematics to develop a wind-turbine…

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Dutch Bioluminescence Pavilion

At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival the info booth pavilion involves an intriguing play of light. Known as the ‘Eye  Beacon’, the architectural office of UNStudio designed the Pavilion in a joint collaboration with MDT-tex. Together they have created a…

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NEW LEVEL SOLAR

The California-based energy firm SolarReserve have recently announced plans to extend their Nevada concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, creating the energy to power a million US homes. Under the umbrella name Sandstone, they say they plan to build 10 similar…

STEP INTO THE LIGHT

Most people’s ideas of renewables mainly focus on wind and solar. Now, the simple act of walking is slowly becoming a game-changer in the battle to create emissions-free energy. In Las Vegas, the world’s first smart streetlights powered by the…

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WIND-HYDRO COMBO

What do wind farms do when there is no wind…? Exactly! Now, in the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Germany, Max Bögl (Wind AG) and GE Renewable energy are pioneering new technology to address that issue. In recent work, they are combining…

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STICK AROUND FOR THE SUN

Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, we could all soon be powering our homes and electronics via stickers. Currently, engineers at Stanford have successfully developed thin, flexible, peel-able solar-cells which can then be attached to just about any surface….

Typhoon Turbines

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CITIZEN SCIENTIST

An inspirational story now for our young readers out there! Our collective future is looking bright right now thanks to a new generation of young innovative scientists. One story in particular is that of a 13-year-old girl from Ohio, Maanasa…

First Passenger Drone

The world’s first passenger-carrying drone has been revealed by Chinese manufacturer Ehang. It has been designed to transport individuals through the air without a pilot. Measuring approximately 1.4 metres high, with eight propellers held in position on four arms, the…