Using solar energy to improve desalination process

An Aston University academic has proposed a new process to decompose waste desalination brine using solar energy, neutralising ocean acidity and reducing damaging environmental impacts.

Male sexual despots rewrite history

"Heredity", opined the pioneering cultural anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber in 1915, "cannot be allowed to have acted any part in history". I have yet to encounter a crisper expression of the view that biological explanations ...

Coating noble metal nanoparticles with silica

A straightforward and effective process for coating silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles with functionalized silica shells at room temperature has been developed by A*STAR . Crucially, unlike conventional methods for producing ...

Developing radically new technologies for X-ray systems

Siemens is investigating entirely new concepts for X-ray systems. The aim is to achieve a radical increase in imaging resolution and to enable phase-contrast X-ray imaging. This entirely new technique helps, for instance, ...

A wave of financial tech firms is shaking up the world of banking

Digital technology and pervasive access to the internet have reshaped many industries, and banking is no exception: Hampden and Co is the latest in a short but growing list of digital-only banks built not of bricks and mortar, ...

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