An in-depth look at one of the most promising materials of nanotechnology – carbon nanotubes. Part 1 provides an introduction, covers the discovery of nanotubes, and details on their extraordinary structure and properties.
The construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory is ahead of schedule and expected to come into operation, producing more batteries than current world capacity, in 2016. Here we take a look at the reasoning behind such massive investment, and consider the growing importance of batteries in a sustainable world.
Google researchers are pioneering technology using balloon-based networks positioned in the stratosphere with the aim of bringing connectivity to billions around the planet who currently don’t have access to the internet.
Part one of a primer on the current landscape of solar photovoltaic energy, presenting the history, physics, and development of a technology that’s very likely to emerge as a principal source of energy for the planet within this century and a fundamental component in our arsenal for combatting climate change