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Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Machine learning algorithm predicts how to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Machine learning algorithm predicts how to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could help reduce charging times and prolong battery life in electric vehicles by predicting how different driving patterns affect battery performance, improving safety and reliability. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, say their algorithm could...


Read more at: Sustainable cities and how women use energy and space

Sustainable cities and how women use energy and space

Women and men balance their different responsibilities in different ways, something the pandemic has brought into sharp relief. But that isn’t always considered by those designing buildings. In fact, buildings designed without considering gender often benefit men and disadvantage women by default.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Decomposing biophotovoltaic current density profiles using the Hilbert–Huang

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Decomposing biophotovoltaic current density profiles using the Hilbert–Huang

This work demonstrated how the Hilbert Huang Transform may be applied to analyse bioelectrochemical signals. Electrons from cyanobacteria photosynthetic and respiratory systems are implicated in current generated in biophotovoltaic (BPV) devices.



Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Earth-abundant pixels produce hydrogen for weeks

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Earth-abundant pixels produce hydrogen for weeks

A collaboration between researchers from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London demonstrated that artificial leaves made of readily available oxide and carbon-based materials can produce hydrogen from water over several weeks.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Secret to treating ‘Achilles’ heel’ of alternatives to silicon solar panels revealed

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Secret to treating ‘Achilles’ heel’ of alternatives to silicon solar panels revealed

A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites – cheaper alternative materials for solar cells – are also responsible for structural changes in the material that lead to degradation


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Low-cost battery-like device absorbs CO2 emissions while it charges

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Low-cost battery-like device absorbs CO2 emissions while it charges

Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.



Read more at: Conference Artist in Residence: Data science & AI for sustainability 2022

Conference Artist in Residence: Data science & AI for sustainability 2022

I was invited to be the Conference Artist-In-Resident for the Data Science and AI for Sustainability conference 2022, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Energy and C2D3.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Algae-powered computing - biological photovoltaic cell

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Algae-powered computing - biological photovoltaic cell

Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year - and counting - using nothing but ambient light and water.


Read more at: RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: The future of perovskites for solar power and lighting

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: The future of perovskites for solar power and lighting

Dr Sam Stranks discusses the potential of novel materials for affordable, next-generation, solar power and lighting. Video: 1hr 2m,