Category - Engineering
By embedding spinach leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone.
Silicon carbide is a semiconductor that has the potential to be used to create faster, cheaper transistors that can operate at higher voltages, which could prove useful for handling megawatts of power such as in wind turbines. Researchers from the Intelligent Efficient Power Electronics (IEPE) platform are looking to demonstrate the advantages of this new technology
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
Know as the ‘Quietest building in the world’ The Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI) building always has an interesting array of projects going on. Insight’s very own James Barsby has previously taken tours there and, on several occasions, met with both the management team and the director of the centre. These meetings have helped to stimulate and facilitate collaborative agreements and knowledge transfer for the benefit of both the UK and EU.