Posts tagged with development

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The ‘Philae’ has landed!

Yesterday history was made when the ESA’s robotic lander, Philae, successfully landed on a comet after having travelled through space with the spacecraft, Rosetta, for over 10 years. This has never been done before and represents a major progression in our space-faring technologies. Philae‘s mission is to examine everything about the comet’s composition and physicality. […]

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Rochester ‘invisibility’ Cloak

A new ‘invisibility cloak’ – the Rochester Cloak – named in a very round-about way after our very own fine city, has been developed at the University of Rochester, NY. Read more here on CNET, where you can also find a video showing how the cloak works and instructions on how to make your own!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Molten Metal Batteries aimed at National Grid

American engineers have created a feasible way of storing electrical energy generated from renewable sources that are very much conditional on the weather (wind, solar etc.) – a battery containing liquid lead, antimony and lithium. Could this be another step towards mainstream renewable energy production? Read more here.

Friday, September 19th, 2014

New breakthrough in clean electricity production?

The problems with solar panels up until now have been that in order to be of any real use they have to be large in size, placed in huge arrays (solar farms), and are frankly rather unsightly. But now, a team at Michigan State University may have just the answer… Read more here.