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25 May 2017
Bioeconomy
Long live your foodLong live your food

Can a novel technique, which combines high pressure with temperature, be the ace in the hole of the food industry to tackle bacteria, reduce the energy required for food processing and improve quality as well?

23 May 2017
Energy
When crowdfunding is Sharia compliantWhen crowdfunding is Sharia compliant

Starting at the bottom, creating a tangible project, sharing and limiting risk. This is what crowdfunding and Islamic finance is all about when they come together

22 May 2017
Society
The mystery of quantum computersThe mystery of quantum computers

A step forward towards solving ultimate questions

22 May 2017
Society
When sound drives a piece of artWhen sound drives a piece of art

British artists are shaping the sound waves produced during quantum system simulations, so that the general public may grasp  sophisticated mathematical concepts 

22 May 2017
Society
Science: the language of the unknownScience: the language of the unknown

The fascination of the unknown for producing artworks

15 May 2017
Energy
Green energy and politics: crowdfunding to the rescue?Green energy and politics: crowdfunding to the rescue?

The pressure’s on for countries to honour their climate change commitments. But US President Donald Trump is threatening to tear up the Paris agreement and the UK’s quitting the EU. So where does this leave the green energy sector? Step in crowdfunding, which aims to capitalise

03 May 2017
Energy
Powering the future: could Europe go dark?Powering the future: could Europe go dark?

A recent night-time blackout in the de-facto European capital of Brussels raised questions about the robustness of our energy supplies. The power production sector is facing changing demands, while also coming under huge pressure to integrate more renewable sources. So, can we expect the lights to go out more often in the future?

03 May 2017
Energy
Assessing wind resources in our citiesAssessing wind resources in our cities

Urban environments are challenging locations for small wind turbines. Moreover, the sector must deal with cases of small turbines poorly sited and installed by companies that are more interested in appearing green than actually being environmental friendly

24 April 2017
Energy
Small wind turbines: the art of disguiseSmall wind turbines: the art of disguise

Small wind turbines may be a lot smaller than their towering relations, but their visual impact in an urban area can still be a source of concerns. It’s up to developers to find smart ideas and designs to integrate them into communities – and to convince locals that they’re the way forward

20 April 2017
Energy
Green living: encouraging investors to go retroGreen living: encouraging investors to go retro

Making our homes greener and more energy efficient is crucial if Europe is to realise its environmental targets and ambitions. But securing financial fuel to retrofit existing properties is tough, with investors often wanting to inject their cash into projects that deliver relatively quick returns