Category - Energy
At the end of last year, Germany switched on a new type of massive nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, and it was successfully able to contain a scorching hot blob of helium plasma. But since then, there\'s been a big question - is the device working the way it\'s supposed to? That\'s pretty crucial when you\'re talking about a machine that could potentially maintain controlled nuclear fusion reactions one day, and thankfully, the answer is yes.
The changing face of energy production in Europe necessitates a rethink in the way that electricity markets are structured. The “5s“ (Future Electricity Market) is a multidisciplinary project that is challenging the current approach to the design and operation of electricity markets as penetration of renewable energy sources increases.
BSRI A is a key partner in the iNS PiRe project and has worked on many similar projects related to older buildings and energy saving solutions. As part of iNSPiRe, the UK organisation carried out one of the largest assessments of Europe’s building stock ever undertaken, something that was vital if the project was to deliver the right solutions to the right buildings to make the greatest impact. BSRIA’s Sarah Birchall explains more
Researchers from Virginia Tech have created a robotic jellyfish. Robojelly, as it is called, will be employed to assist in underwater search and rescue operations without being powered by an external source, as it is fuelled by hydrogen and can regenerate fuel from its natural surroundings. Theoretically the device may never run out of energy.