Picture the scene: it is 5:30pm on a Tuesday at the end of October and the streets are full of people walking and cycling home from work. The following week, at the same time, the number of walkers and cyclists has dropped by almost half. The only difference is the clocks have moved back one hour to mark the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Why?
Thirteen organisations and programmes spanning three continents have been chosen as the best in clean energy this year. This year’s winners are truly revolutionising the sustainable energy world. From a free city-wide public bicycle scheme in China helping combat air pollution, to the large-scale restoration of hydro power plants in East Tajikistan, to innovative smart […]
The world’s first electric jet has successfully completed test flights in Germany. The start-up company Lilium’s two-seater prototype, the Eagle, carried out complex manoeuvres, including its unique mid-air transfer from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight. “We have solved some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation to get to this point”, Lilium co-founder and […]
This article by Paul Nieuwenhuis, Cardiff University was originally published on The Conversation. Since the industrial revolution, humans have been driving towards ever greater efficiency. In fact, efficiency – making the best possible use of the resources at hand – has become the core concept of how we run the world. On the face of […]
This article by Gary Haq, University of York was originally published on The Conversation. Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 – but they’re not alone. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92% of the world’s […]