9 October 2019 Analysis
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a technology capable of producing liquid hydrocarbon fuels from just sunlight and air. At their solar mini-refinery, the team has become the first in...
7 October 2019 Analysis
For the past decade smart grids have been on the verge of breaking into our energy system, but projects have so far been limited to small communities and islands. So...
20 September 2019 Research Reports
A smart grid is a type of electrical grid which integrates energy along with energy measures such as smart meters, smart appliances, and renewable energy. Smart grids aim to create...
5 February 2019
The five-day working week may become a footnote in our history of industrialisation, like child chimney sweeps once common in the UK.
1 February 2019
As the self-driving car revolution chugs along, it appears that the British public isn’t quite ready to take things into second gear.
4 December 2018 Analysis
Cleaning up nuclear waste is one of the key drivers for the development of robotics technology. Since the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979, automated robots have been designed...
21 November 2018
Volvo Trucks has announced a landmark deal to supply its self-driving trucks to a Norwegian mine. However, the company isn’t selling the autonomous vehicles, but renting their services.