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The Superalloys

... very high temperatures. But impressive as nickel is on its own, it's when it's combined as an alloy with other elements that it really comes into its own. Alloying, which simply means adding small amounts of ...

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Next-generation wheelchairs

... such as eating, drinking, and washing up, on their own and at home. While the user sits in the wheelchair, they ... include buying a customised interface to use between their own wheelchair and the motorising unit they have booked,’ ...

PAINTED HOUSES

Paint that eats pollution and heats homes

... Shchukin. ‘Paint and coating manufacturers have their own paints and we just supply some additives — about 5% — ... solid to liquid and vice versa — without altering their own temperature. Developing this paint, which is currently ...

Rolls Royce Jet engine turbine blade

Making Metals Take the Heat

... performance of these materials is still not enough on its own, and other design tricks are also needed to keep the ... properties when compared to the pure metals on their own. At 1000°C, Ni 3 Al can withstand a load equivalent to ...

Alchemy of Us

Technology’s Invisible Hand

... that Lucretia had already been buried. Fashioned from his own experiences, Morse perfected his telegraph in the 1840s ... on Twitter and in text messages, Morse and Vail had their own version. They used  “i i” to mean yes, “1” for ...

View over the Bristol Channel, England from The Naked Scientists Space Balloon

Sending a balloon to space

... we bought off the Internet made more noise of its own than it picked up from the environment, so that was a ... pet dogs inspired a surge of animal owners to submit their own. The stand-out winner, though, was a lady from Cape Town ...

Charged up - the batteries lighting the way to a more sustainable future

... and added a small heater, powered by some of the battery's own energy. They wrapped it in thick insulating material, ...

Taffic jam from above

Choreographing automated cars could save time, money and lives

... base their movement on the information from their own senses and the behaviour of their neighbours,’ Prof. ...

A car or other form of transport

Electric roads to charge your car as you drive

... your garage it's very unlikely that a car other than your own will charge on your charging pad. (But) putting things ...

Seaweed coffee cups could help ditch single-use plastics

... chains give customers a discount when they use their own cup. ‘But there are some circumstances where reusable ...

Hydrogen car

Making life better on a global scale

... electricity. Though initially the concept of using your own waste to help make power for everyone seemed strange, it ...

The production of this leather-like textile is considered to be zero impact as it is created from grape marc - a waste material from wine production.

Chicken plastic and wine leather – giving waste new life

... made from grape waste could help build up their own market niche if they demonstrate that their process is ...

Shipping boats

'Ghost ships' coming to Europe

... And AUTOSHIP wants to follow with a demonstration of their own in 2022. After these trials, which includes a sea ...

An explosion of drones: new technology in the geosciences

... technologies that can read microscopic information, one's own physical relationship to nature is replaced with the lens ...

Layers of various circular materials

Re-imagining Our Relationship with Materials

... and the environment we have to live in. Imagine your own materials, change the world As we become ever more ...

Photovoltaic Cell

Catching Energy From the Sun

... of these device types are incredible inventions with their own particular advantages and disadvantages. Each material ...